Simmons Officially Splitting
LATEST: Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS are splitting after seven years of marriage. A representative for Kimora has confirmed the split and a formal announcement is expected later today (31MAR06). The couple have two daughters - MING LEE, six, and AOKI LEE, three. Both girls model for Baby Phat Clothing, Kimora's offshoot of her husband's Phat Farm clothing line. Kimora was a high-fashion model before she began dating Simmons, who is the co-founder of Def Jam Records. The couple met in November 1992 during New York City's Fashion Week when she was 17, and still in high school, and he was 35 years old. The pair were married by Simmons's brother, Pentecostal minister and RUN-DMC rapper JOEY 'REVEREND RUN' SIMMONS, on the Caribbean island St Bart's in December 1998.