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Rocketta
Apr 1st, 2006, 08:32 AM
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.

Reuters/VNU

spokenword73
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:41 PM
How can a couple be "separated, but living under one roof"? Some journalists are terrible writers:rolleyes:

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!! :eek: Some girls have all the luck...

Infiniti2001
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:05 PM
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) .:shrug:

Kunal
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:34 PM
she was looking not so good these days

Ferosh
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:40 PM
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.

Knizzle
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:57 PM
:woohoo: Kimora Lee is free!!!! :drool:

spokenword73
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:04 PM
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.
http://www.jurgita.com/images_new/models/F/editorial/w448xh478/Denise-Vasi-7872-1.jpg (http://www.jurgita.com/models-id7872.html)

This is Russell's newest love...

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

Rocketta
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:09 PM
oh, I think it will get nasty....but maybe not since they have so many business interests together.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:10 PM
Did he get a pre nup?

spokenword73
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:19 PM
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.:wavey:

Ferosh
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:32 PM
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.

spokenword73
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:36 PM
...oh this getting really scandalous...:woohoo:

Rocketta
Apr 1st, 2006, 04:55 PM
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.:wavey:

normally i would be sad about the split but she is such a spoiled brat I'm glad Russell can distance himself from her.

harloo
Apr 1st, 2006, 06:09 PM
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?:confused: :tape: :lol:

lizchris
Apr 1st, 2006, 10:00 PM
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.

RVD
Apr 1st, 2006, 10:07 PM
http://www.jurgita.com/images_new/models/F/editorial/w448xh478/Denise-Vasi-7872-1.jpg (http://www.jurgita.com/models-id7872.html)

This is Russell's newest love...

Holla if you think Russ and Kim will have what is commonly called a "nasty divorce":angel:Though I prefer older women and wouldn't ever consider splitting with wifie, this chick is slammin hawt!...and I can definitely understand the attraction. :drool:
However, dude is old [48 freak'n YEARS old] :eek: ... and she's no doubt using him to further her own career. :shrug: Such is the life of the Hollywood rollers I suppose. :devil:

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:19 AM
I am sadden to hear about the split.
Again I wouldn't put blame any one person for this split.
Noone is really there all the time in this relationship except Russell and Kimora.
I'm sure they have different reasons for the separation that doesn't incite putting blame on the other person.

Dawn Marie
Apr 3rd, 2006, 05:36 AM
How can a couple be "separated, but living under one roof"? Some journalists are terrible writers:rolleyes:

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!! :eek: Some girls have all the luck...


Alot of split up couples still live together under the same roof. You must be a young gun. Some still can't stand each other and some get along fine.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:20 AM
That's just pathetic... can't anyone stay together... for the kids!

Kenny
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:47 AM
I know this is weird, but I always thought he was gay. LOL

CooCooCachoo
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:26 AM
Who and who?

F-R-E-A-K
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:32 AM
Who and who?

:haha: My thoughts exactly :p

Wendy Williams
Apr 3rd, 2006, 01:12 PM
I bet Russell's boyfriend is luxuriating in the news. :cool:

spokenword73
Apr 3rd, 2006, 01:40 PM
Alot of split up couples still live together under the same roof. You must be a young gun. Some still can't stand each other and some get along fine.

I am no young gun, but thanks :lol:.

If a couple has "split up", they don't live together, sharing one roof, one address, etc. They may not be sleeping in the same bed, but they are still married-not separated- in the legal sense.

Infiniti2001
Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:21 PM
I am no young gun, but thanks :lol:.

If a couple has "split up", they don't live together, sharing one roof, one address, etc. They may not be sleeping in the same bed, but they are still married-not separated- in the legal sense.

Nah-- I know a divorced couple who live together with their daughter. They're civil towards each other but there's no sharing of meals or the bed , they just share a roof.

Libertango
Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:30 PM
My parents are seperated but still live together (and they spilt 4 years ago!)

Anyway, what does Russell Simmons look like? because that model is gorgeous (as is/was Kimora)

Cam'ron Giles
Apr 3rd, 2006, 03:42 PM
Actually Russel prefers twenty something Puerto Rican dudes...TRUST...:cool:

SelesFan70
Apr 3rd, 2006, 05:53 PM
Actually Russel prefers twenty something Puerto Rican dudes...TRUST...:cool:

Mmmmmmmmmm...BORIQUAS! :drool:

Cam'ron Giles
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:02 PM
Mmmmmmmmmm...BORIQUAS! :drool:

Are you sure you are from NC?

BTW, Boriquas....:hearts:

SelesFan70
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:04 PM
Are you sure you are from NC?

BTW, Boriquas....:hearts:

I'm from South Carolina, but I live in NC... :wavey:

Cam'ron Giles
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:08 PM
I'm from South Carolina, but I live in NC... :wavey:

Then what the heck do you know about Boriquas? We NY bois love em...:hearts: