A source close to the couple tells us that the glamazon and her “Gladiator” beau have split after a “big fight over money.” Another source is saying that “Djimon walked out on Kimora,” who also adds that the split may have been prompted by Simmons’ ex-husband, and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons ’ decision to stop funding the pair’s lifestyle. More details below………..
St. Louis-born “Kimora lives as if she’s the Queen of England,” notes the source, although there’s at least one sign her life in the fab lane may be slowing to a crawl.
On Thursday, the Trulia Luxe Living blog said Simmons, 37, the creative director and president of shopping web site JustFab.com, was unloading her modest (by celeb standards) six-bedroom, eight-bath Beverly Hills country home at a loss.
Simmons reportedly paid $5.9 million for the home at the height of the market in 2007 and has now listed it for just $4.7 million.
On Monday, Simmons responded via Twitter to speculation the house sale was a sign of financial difficulty.
“Wow, I put 1 of several properties I own (+ DONT live in) on the market & now apparently my whole life is fallin apart?!” she tweeted. “Rumors, Rumors …”
Simmon spokeswoman said only that “Kimora has a beautiful family life.”
Hounsou’s rep emailed that he couldn’t “liase” with us until after deadline because he was taking a plane from L.A. to New York.
In response to our request for comment on the break-up, he wrote, “Djimon’s been working in Vancouver for the past few months.”
In summer 2008, Simmons and Hounsou participated in a traditional Beninese commitment ceremony. In May 2009, their son Kenzo Lee Hounsou was born. He just celebrated his third birthday. Over the Christmas and New Year holidays, another source who saw Hounsou and Simmons in St. Barth noticed tension between them.
At a party that Kimora’s ex threw at the Eden Roc hotel there, “Kimora stuck Djimon with keeping track of the three kids while she socialized with her ex,”
the source says, adding that “Kimora and Djimon were fighting on New Year’s Eve.”
“He is a calm, super-nice person and she’s such a diva,” says the source.
“I couldn’t believe they got together in the first place.”
Do you think they are over or will things work themselves out