After seven years of marriage, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and his model-turned-entrepreneur wife, Kimora Lee, have announced a separation.
In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Friday, Simmons announced the pair had decided to end their relationship. Rumors had swirled for the past week that a split was imminent. The couple have two young daughters.
“Kimora and I will remain committed parents and caring friends with great love and admiration for each other,” Simmons said. “We will also continue to work side by side on a daily basis as partners in all of our businesses.”
Although the pair have appeared at public events together in recent weeks, the statement said they had been separated for “some time,” even though they were still living together.