Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou might be married

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Kimora Lee Simmons’ divorce from Russell Simmons was finalized in January, with Russell paying $20,000 a month per child and getting next to no custody. Meanwhile, Kimora Lee has been dating actor and model Djimon Hounsou, who got her knocked up with a child due this year. Getting pregnant with your new boyfriend before your divorce is finalized might seem a bit hasty, but the couple may have been eager to start their life together, as it has been reported that they were married in a traditional African ceremony last summer when they visited Djimon’s home in Benin, Africa.

According to a source close to the pair, Kimora and her man were married over the summer on a transcontinental trip to Hounsou’s native Benin, Africa − but they couldn’t make it official in the U.S. because Kimora was still technically married to mogul Russell Simmons; that divorce was finalized on Jan 28, 2009.

Kimora’s faux African wedding was apparently as wild as her Baby Phat fashion shows. “Both Kimora and Djimon wore traditional dashikis,” says our insider. “She went whole hog with the African theme − there were African drums, a traditional ceremony with dancers . . . they even had a hut!”

Present for the festivities were Kimora’s girls Aoki and Ming, as well as a nanny and photographer. “Aoki slept through the entire ceremony, and Ming cried. They were pretty confused as to what was going on,” says our source. As for Djimon, although he isn’t quite up to the level of daddy Russell, “They like him,” our source says simply.

Afterwards, the motley crew departed for the less rustic pastures of Paris. Under the guise of celebrating Aoki’s 6th birthday, the newly “married” couple enjoyed a romantic honeymoon.

These days, the fashion designer is careful about how she refers to Djimon, but to friends she is quick to call him “my husband.”

[From NY Daily News]

Though their marriage isn’t official in the US, Djimon was seen out buying a ring for Kimora in Beverley Hills at Martin Katz jeweler recently, so they are probably planning a wedding in the States now that Kimora is no longer legally attached.

Kimora is by all accounts a self-centered diva, so the whole African-themed marriage before her divorce is finalized seems right up her alley. If this story is true, particularly the part about her daughters’ reactions to the ceremony, then I don’t give this marriage very long at all. Maybe a year or two, for the baby’s sake. It always seemed, in public at least, that Russell loved his daughters immensely, and Kimora treated them like little spoiled Barbie dolls. Home life won’t be pretty if her daughters only “like” their new dad.

Here’s Djimon and Kimora taking her kids, Ming Lee (blue skirt) and Aoki Lee (pink shorts) to the Westfield Mall in Century City for some shopping fun on February 24th. Images thanks to BauerGriffinOnline.

 

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  1. Christina says:

    i can see why kimora used to be a supermodel… even a little bit of fat does NOT look good on this woman… ouch, that’s so mean *blush*

  2. HEB says:

    Even before she was preggers she had such a fat neck, I’ve never seen one so bad

  3. Ashley says:

    woof! she is not attractive pregnant or not.

  4. Sol says:

    If she is divorced shouldn’t she be called just Kimora Lee? or is it custom in the states to keep your ex’s surname?

  5. BeautifulNahla says:

    Most kids love their “real” dad over their step dad. So I don’t see the big shocker in that. And as for the crying and sleeping it could be just jet lag. Why are we so ready to believe the worst?! BTW: Djimon is African!!! If they got married in a church would you call it catholic themed?!!?! So why call the wedding “African theme”?!

  6. BeautifulNahla says:

    Sol@ We don’t have to keep our ex’s last name. But most women choose to keep it. For a lot of reasons. The most common reason is its a pain in the butt to get all you stuff changed back to your maiden name. Secondly your kids last name is still “whoever”. A lot of women don’t want different last names then their kids.

  7. Emily says:

    I could be way off on this but I thought that Kimora and Russell had been seperated for several years before officially divorcing.

  8. Christina says:

    couldn’t they give her some neck lipo or something?

  9. Prissa says:

    That child will be VERY TALL. Kimora is as tall as Dijmon!!

  10. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    He’s hot. She’s NOT. I don’t know what this baby is going to look like. But I feel sorry for him. He should run.

  11. Shelly Shellz says:

    Ewww….i dont see the appeal in either one of them….yuck

  12. Tia says:

    WHY??????????? would she be with him?? He is soo ugly.. YUCK !! I bet this poor child won’t be anywhere near as cute as her two now.. HE IS SO UGLY!!!

  13. Enonymous says:

    They are both fug, but her daughter Ming looks beautiful in the photo.

  14. Lem says:

    I will not speak ill of a pregnant woman. Therefore. With the extra weight in her face her neck looks much better

    (hit delete delete oops submit)

    I mean she looks very happy. You don’t see that very often

  15. Christina says:

    yeah give me a break, he ain’t all that either…

  16. hairball says:

    I think he is SO gross. But I do feel very sorry for him to have to deal with her on a regular basis and the rest of his life since they have a child together. I really hope those two girls don’t grow up to be spoiled, self-centered b*tches, but with a mom like that, I don’t hold out much hope.

  17. Kylie says:

    I can’t see the beauty in this woman.
    I watched her show a couple of times and she is horrid! He kids seem quite bratty as well.

  18. Sol says:

    BeautifulNah thanks for the response :)

  19. Lance 1 says:

    Djimon Hounsou is very ugly & these women that claim “He’s sooo Hot” are only looking @ his muscle$ & his bank account! If he was over weight & working at a gas station….They wouldn’t even look in his direction! Grow up and give your hormones “the day off”, If he’s so hot, start up a collection @ work,and buy him an air conditioner! Kimora Simmons is alright looking for a rich “cougar”, who basically got rich by marrying a rich record/fashion mogul! She is what I call a Urban-Asian rich ghetto queen, I bet she left her “visa gold $$” hard hat @ home when she got Russell Simmons to marry her! With her ego, I give that marriage about same odds or life span of “P-Diddy’s” reality bands on MTV! & that’s “stretching” it!

  20. TS says:

    Have never seen a picture of her where she looked hot always fat neck fat face, Seems like a real bitch. Must be able to suck the chrome off a bumper.

  21. angela says:

    hi kimora im looking at your comments its all good just live your life just read and laugh becuz you doing a good job with your family and who ever got time to write to write dum s–t trust me them the ones who do’t have s–h thats something to laugh about may god bless you and your family.Love angie

  22. Corey Garner says:

    Kimora Lee Simmons used be beautiful and a Supermodel, Now she’s Fat and Ugly.