Kimora and Djimon. (Ian Gavan/GettyImages)
"There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating," Simmons tweeted on Wednesday. "The truth is Djimon+I have been separated for some time. We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends+family. We all have much to be thankful for," she added.
Split rumors have been plaguing the reality star, 37, and Hounsou, 48, who have a 3-year-old son Kenzo, since June 2011. But just this past June, the New York Daily News reported that the couple had finally called it quits after a "big fight about money." According to a source, Simmons' ex-husband, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, was planning on cutting back on the amount of money he was giving her following their divorce (the Simmons have daughters Ming, 12, and Aoki, 10) and after the argument about it, "Djimon walked out on Kimora."
After learning that Simmons and Hounsou had gone their separate ways, a fan tweeted to Simmons on Wednesday that the news made them question the value of marriage. Still, the fashionista was quick to defend her decision: "It means I am like u. We all go they [sic] things. We do the best we can."
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