Hollywood couples have a way of hiding their tumultuous relationships from the public eye, and the latest duo to do so is a famed former model and her hunky African hubby. Despite being the parents of a 3-year-old son, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Honsou have reportedly called it quits. Today, rumors are swirling that the couple has broken up after six years.
The New York Daily News reports that a trusted source insists that the couple split over a money issue. “Djimon walked out on Kimora,” said the source to the New York Daily News. The source also added that the breakup may have been prompted by Kimora’s ex-husband Russell Simmons’ decision to stop funding the pair’s lifestyle.
While Kimora’s reported financial issues have yet to be confirmed or even tied to her Hollywood ex, a story surfaced last Thursday that she was selling her six-bedroom, eight-bath Beverly Hills country home at a loss.
The home has been offered for $4.7 million, compared to the $5.9 million Kimora paid for it in 2007. “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 in response to the report. “Rumors, Rumors …”
Despite her online denials about financial issues, Kimora seemed to dance around questions about her marriage. This week, a spokeswoman told the Daily News, “Kimora has a beautiful family life.” Similarly, a rep for Honsou told the paper that the actor was unavailable to comment because he was taking a plane from L.A. to New York. The rep later added some useless info: “Djimon’s been working in Vancouver for the past few months.”
With both Kimora and Dijimon avoiding the looming questions about their relationship, it may only be a matter of time before an official announcement is made.
This year alone, we’ve already seen a slew of Hollywood couples call it quits. Check out the three most memorable celebrity breakups in 2012 below.–danielle canada