Russell Simmons is the co-producer of the hit movie “The Nutty Professor” and several HBO comedy shows.
At the time that Russell Simmons met Kimora, she was 17 and Russell Simmons was 35.
While he didn’t hide the fact that he was a ladies’ man, he was smitten by Kimora Lee Simmons and began a serious relationship with her soon after.
In December of 1998 Kimora Lee Simmons became Russell Simmons’ wife and the pair were married by his brother Joey “Reverend Run” Simmons.
The couple never legally married in the United States and announced their separation in November 2012.
While Kimora Lee Simmons never stays single for long, fans were shocked to learn that she had indeed secretly married Tim Leissner, a former senior, Golden Sachs Group banker in the years after her relationship with Hounsou ended.
The Hello Kitty collection by Kimora Lee was expanded in 2008 with another collection of jewelry and watches being released in conjunction with the Zales Corporation.
The line of exclusively created jewelry was designed by Kimora Lee Simmons with prices ranging between 0 to ,000.
She also authored a self-help book titled “Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It” in 2006 that focuses on helping women create outstanding lives in every area including finances.
If designing, writing and being an overall boss are not enough accolades, Kimora Lee Simmons took things a step further by creating and launching highly popular feminine perfumes, including: Baby Phat Goddess, Golden Goddess, Seductive Goddess, Baby Phat Fabulosity, Luv Me and Baby Phat Dare Me.
Together they have supported numerous causes such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and their combined organization named the Rush Philanthropic where Kimora Lee Simmons is on the Board of directors. Louis by the major of the City in response to Kimora Lee Simmons’ constant service and giving back to her community.
While she was married to Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons was the Creative Director of their fashion line, Phat Farm.