According to a source reporting to the New York Daily News, the loving couple have split after a “big fight over money” and “Djimon walked out on Kimora,” says the source; who adds that the split may have been prompted by Simmons’ ex-husband, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons’ decision to stop funding the couple’s lifestyle.
St. Louis-born “Kimora lives as if she’s the Queen of England,” notes the source, although there’s at least one sign her life in the “fab lane” may be slowing to a crawl; Simmons, 37, creative director and president of the shopping website JustFab.com, is unloading her modest (by celeb standards) six-bedroom, eight-bath Beverly Hills country home at a loss.
Simmons reportedly paid $5.9 million for the home at the height of the market in 2007 and has now listed it for just $4.7 million.
On Monday, Simmons responded via Twitter to speculation the house sale was a sign of financial difficulty… and so what if it is.
“Wow, I put 1 of several properties I own (+ DONT live in) on the market & now apparently my whole life is falling apart?!” she tweeted. “Rumors, Rumors …”
Simmons began dating the 48-year-old Hounsou, from Benin, Africa, in March 2007 after separating in 2006 from Simmons. The two were married for 10 years and have two daughters, Ming , 12, and Aoki , 9. They divorced in 2009.
In summer 2008, Simmons and Hounsou participated in a traditional Beninese commitment ceremony. In May 2009, their son Kenzo Lee Hounsou was born. He just celebrated his third birthday.