Model and reality TV star Kimora Lee Simmons confirmed via her Twitter page today that she and partner Djimon Hounsou, father of one of her children, are separating. 

A rep of Hounsou made a statement, and E! reports that "Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5½ years. Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3½ years old." The pair met back in 2007 and started dating then. They have never officially got married in the US, but they did have a commitment ceremony in Hounsou's native land of Benin. 

Simmons' tweet reads: