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Russell Simmons and Kimora split

Russell Simmons and Kimora split

Fri Mar 31, 9:17 PM ET


Hip-hop power couple Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons, a model and head of the Baby Phat fashion label, have separated after seven years of marriage, Russell Simmons' agent said on Friday.

"Kimora and I will remain committed parents and caring friends with great love and admiration for each other," Simmons, 48, said in a statement issued by his agent.

The statement said the couple, who have two daughters, had been separated for some time, although they had continued living under the same roof.

Simmons, the founder of Def Jam Records, which produced many of the top names in hip hop, married Kimora Lee in 1998 after meeting her when she was modeling at New York Fashion Week.

The two are partners in various business ventures and Simmons -- whose empire ranges from music to fashion, yoga and beverages -- said they would still work together.

"We will ... continue to work side by side on a daily basis as partners in all of our businesses," he said.

Considered a hip-hop pioneer, he started Def Jam with Rick Rubin in Rubin's dorm room at New York University in 1984. Def Jam was the original home to some of the first mainstream rap stars: Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy.

He sold Def Jam in 1999 for $100 million and it is now part of the Universal Music Group, part of French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal.

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How can a couple be "separated, but living under one roof"? Some journalists are terrible writers

I bet Big Russ dumped Kimora because of her spending habits. I saw a T.V. show (I think it was "Extra") that said Kimora is the biggest spender in all of show biz! Not unusual for Kimora to drop $100,000 during one of her all day shopping sprees!! Some girls have all the luck...

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How can a couple be "separated, but living under one roof"? Some journalists are terrible writers
You'd be surprised to know how often this happens. Not all couples have cat fights when they split. There are those who are divorced living under the same roof sometimes for financial reasons (I personally know of such a couple) .

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she was looking not so good these days
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It was well know in the industry that the split was going to be announced this week. Russell apparently has traded Kimora in for a younger model. He's been dating model Denise Vasi, age 23.

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Kimora Lee is free!!!!
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It was well know in the industry that the split was going to be announced this week. Russell apparently has traded Kimora in for a younger model. He's been dating model Denise Vasi, age 23.


This is Russell's newest love...

Holla if you think Russ and Kim will have what is commonly called a "nasty divorce"

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oh, I think it will get nasty....but maybe not since they have so many business interests together.
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Did he get a pre nup?

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oh, I think it will get nasty....but maybe not since they have so many business interests together.
True dat...
I hope it doesn't become a case where only they fight so much only the lawyers get paid. Sad to see a so-called "black power couple" spilt.

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According to my sources the split was Kimora's fault. Apparently she has a girlfriend whom she brought to her daughter's birthday party, and Russell was fed up with it.

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...oh this getting really scandalous...

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True dat...
I hope it doesn't become a case where only they fight so much only the lawyers get paid. Sad to see a so-called "black power couple" spilt.
normally i would be sad about the split but she is such a spoiled brat I'm glad Russell can distance himself from her.
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Kimora is a straight up pimp. She was smart to create the Baby Phat line and get all she could while Russell was still interested. Now he's got a much younger better looking model which was bound to happen anyways.

They both released a joint statement that all is fine. So I don't believe that they will battle in court over anything. When you think about it she has the upper hand with two kids and Russell is too generous to fight with her. I bet they both sat down and talked about their divorce and told each other who they were each seeing.

Rumour is that Kimora was messing with Stephen Mabury, but I thought he was married?

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The split was Kimora's fault. In fact, I head that the marriage was one of conveniece more than anything because it was a known fact that Kimora prefers women over men. I used to work with a woman whose sister-in-law is a model and she said that her sister-in-law told her that Kimora said that she wanted her to join her and Russell in a threesome. She told Kimora no because she is straight.

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