Kimora and Russell Simmons are probably the friendliest exes you ever will meet.
The pair, who split in 2006 after eight years of marriage and share two daughters, are still so close that on Wednesday, it was Russell who decided to set the record straight regarding a rumor about his former wife. After several gossip sites reported that Kimora was dating the rapper birdman, Russell took to Twitter and announced she was married to banker Tim Leissner.
"All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married," he tweeted. "Tim is has been family for a while now. #gossipcop…." He followed up with, "Oh. And.. Tim is not Russian. Lol."
This is the second marriage for Kimora, 38. After her split with Simmons, she was in a relationship with actor Djimon Hounsou for more than five years. They share a young son, 4-and-a-half-year-old Kenzo, but never tied the knot.
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The model-turned-mogul vacationed with both Russell and Tim, as well as Kenzo and her girls,14-year-old Ming Lee and 11-year-old Aoki Lee, in St. Barts in December. She was photographed with both men, as well as Russell's rumored gal pal, actress Shannon Elizabeth, at the 2014 Golden Globes last month.
"Relationships do change throughout the course of your life, and I always think in terms of relationships changing and evolving rather than starting and stopping," Kimora told Us Weekly in 2013. "Kids never go away from your life, and if you've been married, that person probably never goes away either. You never get rid of anyone and they never really get rid of you!"
Naturally, maintaining harmony among exes requires some effort.
"I have three kids and two great dads and it's not always easy," she confessed. "But you have to try to be a little selfless and we manage just fine."
Considering some other Hollywood breakups, they're doing a whole lot better than fine.
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