Usually when stories like this hit the web the couple might be in the process of breaking up or maybe thinking about splitting but when it comes to Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou, the NY Daily News is reporting their relationship is already o.v.a and over something so unfortunate, money.
The story is “Djimon walked out on Kimora,” according to a source, after the couple had a big fight over money. From the source’s perspective, Kimora’s ex-husband Russell Simmons decided to stop funding the couple’s life, which I didn’t know he did, and since “Kimora lives as if she’s the Queen of England,” that’s not going to work.
It doesn’t help that Kimora just put her six-bedroom, eight-bath Beverly Hills country home on the market for less than what she paid for it. News outlets starting talking when the Justfab.com creative director listed her home for $4.7 million after paying $5.9 million for it at the height of the housing market in 2007. Kimora went on Twitter to clear up any money trouble speculation quickly, tweeting:
“Wow, I put 1 of several properties I own (+ DONT live in) on the market & now apparently my whole life is fallin apart?! Rumors, Rumors …”
But while Kimora got on that story ASAP, neither she nor Djimon has said anything about rumors they’re in splitsville. When the Daily News reached out to her rep, all she told them was, “Kimora has a beautiful family life.”
Sounds like a sidestep to me.
On Djimon’s end, his people said, “Djimon’s been working in Vancouver for the past few months” and that he couldn’t “liase” with the paper immediately because he was on a flight from LA to New York. And of course Russell hasn’t said a word—yet.
Hopefully little Kenzo’s mommy and daddy aren’t splitting but I can definitely see it being difficult for Djimon to keep up with all that “fabulosity.” Hollywood couples don’t have much of a shelf life and they may have hit their max.
What do you think? Could these two really be splitting?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.