It’s interesting that her ex-husband, Russell Simmons, is the one that tweeted the news after a rumor that Kimora was dating rapper Birdman.
Russell Simmons, 56, tweeted, “All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married.. .Tim is has been family for a while now. #gossipcop…”
Russell adds, “Oh. And.. Tim is not Russian. Lol”
Kimora and Tim were spotted in St. Barts together in December with her children and her ex husband Russell.
This appears to have been a whirlwind romance because in March of last year Kimora said she wasn’t quite ready to date again after splitting with actor Djimon Hounsou.
Lee met Russell Simmons in November 1992 when she was modeling during New York City’s Fashion Week. She was 17 and about to finish high school and he was 35 years-old. The couple were married by Simmons’s brother, rapper and Pentecostal minister, Joey “Reverend Run” Simmons of Run-DMC, on the Caribbean island of St. Bart’s on December 20, 1998.
They have two daughters, Ming Lee Simmons and Aoki Lee Simmons. The couple separated in March 2006 and their divorce was finalized in January 2009. But the couple have remained good friends, even vacationing together with their children.
Kimora began dating actor and model Djimon Hounsou in 2007 and had a Benin commitment ceremony in 2008. They welcomed a son together named Kenzo Lee Hounsou in 2009. Simmons and Hounsou, who were never legally married in the United States, announced their separation in November 2012.
She secretly married Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner recently.
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