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When I wrote about this rumor yesterday I was hoping it would turn out not to be true, but as forecasted, Djimon Hounsou has put out a statement on his relationship with Kimora and the final word is that they are a done deal. The actor’s rep told PEOPLE:
“Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5½ years. Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3½ years old.”
The actor didn’t give a reason for the split — because he doesn’t owe us all that — but it makes me wonder whether those infidelity tales he disputed this summer were actually true.
Djimon, 48, and Kimora, who’s either 37 or 42 depending on the source (SMH), got together in 2007 while things were apparently on the rocks between her and Russell. Kimora didn’t file for divorce from her ex-husband until March of 2008 and their divorce was finalized the following January. In May of 2009, little Kenzo was born.
Disregarding the current messiness, I have to say I don’t expect news to get much juicier than it currently is when it comes to these two. From the outside looking in, Kimora and Russell have handled their breakup and co-parenting relationship quite well, with the father of Kimora’s two daughters even blending into Kimora’s new family with Djimon. I would expect she and the actor will be able to do the same raising their little boy apart. Best of luck!
On almost a weekly basis we’ve been talking in the office about how we never see Kimora Lee Simmons and her husband Djimon Honsou out anymore. Lately you only see one or the other with their kids, which has only fueled rumors the two are headed for splitsville, and the Hollyscoop is claiming to have confirmation that divorce is right around the corner, but supposedly Kimora doesn’t know it.
“They’ve been done for months,” a source told Hollyscoop, “[Djimon's] planning on going public with the news this week.”
As of now, it’s unsure what the marital status of these two is. They were married in West Africa in summer of 2008 because Kimora’s divorce from Russell Simmons wasn’t finalized yet and they reportedly never got a marriage license in the U.S.
But an overseas marriage is still recognized as legit even if you don’t reside in the country where you actually got hitched.
The news from Hollyscoop’s anonymous source should obviously be taken with a grain of salt. Just this summer there were rumors these two were headed for divorce because Djmon had cheated on Kimora. The hubby of the Baby Fat creator took to his wife’s ex-husband’s website, Global Grind, to personally address the news, saying:
“It has come to my attention vicious lies and stories are being spread about myself and my family. I do not know, nor have I ever met this person. To that extent any and all claims are totally fabricated and for the press to be spreading these lies is irresponsible on their part. I am a man of integrity and would never betray my wife or my family.”
Sounds like we can expect another statement from Djimon this week, but whether he’ll be shutting down rumors or confirming them is a tossup. What do you think?
From Dropping It Like It’s Hot To Oscars: 10 Celebrities Who Got Their Video Vixen On Before Making It Big (Fellas Too!)
It’s not easy getting to the top. Or heck, near the top for that matter. And before some of these celebs could do very big things, they had to pay their dues and do what they needed to for experience, and of course, money. When you’re trying to hustle in Hollywood, nobody’s too good to do a little somethin’ somethin’ in a music video to pay the rent. Especially when you’re a so-called “model.” Check out these 10 celebrities who got face time in music videos before they could move to the big screen.
Boris Kodjoe – “Red Light Special”
Before he met and married Nicole Ari Parker and had two kids, had a defunct TV show, and was named one of People‘s “Most Beautiful People In The World,” Kodjoe was a prostitute.
In a music video. Ha! I had you fooled didn’t I? But seriously, the former model-turned-actor showed up in the TLC video, “Red Light Special” to lick T-Boz’s foot and make the boa look on a man fierce! I also wasn’t mad at the ab action and striptease he tried to pull near the end of the video. I can’t see Kodjoe doing this now, but it wouldn’t hurt for him to get back out there and drop it like it’s hot in a video. What else does he really have going on?
Djimon Honsou, who has been sort of MIA as of recent, stepped out to go shopping with his kids, Ming and Aoki, and little cutie patootie Kenzo with his huge ‘fro. The three were all smiles as they picked up trinkets and hit the town together. But where is Kimora?
Swizz Beatz and his little man Egypt Dean attended the Jeremy Scott show during the end of NYC fashion week last week, and for the event, they came out shaded up and iced out (I peep little Egypt’s bracelet). Can you say cute!? But real question though: When should a baby stop using a pacifier? People are always saying Egypt’s too big for his pacifier, so when do people usually pull those things out of their kids’ mouths?
While her mom, Brandy, ripped the stage at the V103 “For Sisters Only” event in the ATL this weekend, Sy’rai and her uncle, Ray J, hit the stage to support her and holler at the crowd. Somebody loves braids like her mom!
Toya and her twin, Reginae Carter, stepped out for a photo shoot for YMCMP (Young Money Cash Money Princess), the new clothing line for young women created by Birdman. Don’t the two look like twins? But I need Reginae to hand over those headphones though…
I also had to post this very cute photo of the mommy and daughter team, which Toya captioned: “Me and my first love.” Awwwww!
And this mommy-to-be, Amber Rose, decided that now that the world knows she’s preggers, it’s time to show off that tummy! With her cute nerd glasses on and a big grin (and pink panties), she shared her excitement with the Twitter-verse: “Good morning Rosebuds & Rosestuds Our lil wizbud Is growing so fast ”
And just because she rocked some glasses for the display of her baby bump, we thought we’d share this adorable photo of Amber as kid rocking some bigger specs. Say cheese Lil’ Amber!
And lastly, we wanted to share this adorable photo of Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley as they prepare for their newest addition to arrive. Tamera is due in October and as she nears the finish line, we can’t help but notice how much she’s glowing! Don’t you just love, love? Especially when it creates a bundle of joy, we sure do.
Pic of Alijah Kai – BlackCelebKids – www.michelemariepr.com/Koi Sojer Artography
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Is it just me or does it seem like Kenzo Honsou, son of Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Honsou, was born just like two years ago? It’s not just me? Good. Either way, we’re both wrong because this little one is off to his first day of school. (Probably pre-kindergarten.)
Kimora took a couple of shots and blogged about the experience but you can check the adorable pictures of Kenzo and his sisters below.
Giving the thumbs up, probably trying to reassure his mommy that he’s going to be alright.
With his big sisters before heading out the door.
Too cute! For the mommies out there, did you cry on your child’s first day of school?
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See which other men made our sister site’s list of fashionable brothas.
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Anybody who’s ever achieved anything will tell you that realizing your dreams takes significant hard work and hustle. The word “hustle” may mean different things to different people; but it almost always means making moves, whether legal or…not so legal, to get where you need to go in life. While hustling, grinding and doing what you have to do, you might find yourself in less than comfortable situations. Which is what happened to the following celebs. On the path to their dreams they found themselves in some of the most uncomfortable predicaments as they were homeless, either on the street, or in their car, while they worked toward becoming the people we know them to be. Check out this list and use it as inspiration to go for what you want and deserve in life.
Best to start off with the obvious ones. Tyler Perry has told Oprah and the world that before he made it big, writing hit plays and eventually movies the writer, director, producer and actor lived in his car for three months in 1996- while he was using his rent and car payments to finance his plays. Perry says he rolled the dice one too many times but clearly it worked out pretty well… and that’s an understatement.