Kimora Simmons, Tim Leissner Secretly Marry, Russell Simmons Confirms Via TwitterBy: Meaghan Ellis - February 21, 2014
Kimora Lee Simmons has apparently tied the knot for the third time! According to her ex-husband business magnate Russell Simmons, the former fashion model has wed Goldman Sachs businessman Tim Leissner.
However, the kicker is that Simmons revealed that his ex-wife has been married for quite some time.
The Def Jam co-founder, who referred to himself as the “gossip cop,” spilled the news on Twitter.
It was actually rumored that the JustFab president was actually dating Cash Money mogul Birdman. So, Simmons took to Twitter to set the record straight.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, Simmons tweeted, “All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married. Tim has been in the family for a while now.” Then, shortly after he quipped, “Oh. And.. Tim is not Russian. Lol.”
Although E! News speculated that the Life in the Fab Lane reality star had gotten married back in December, the claim had never been confirmed. The two vacationed together in St. Barts over the Christmas holidays, which was where the speculation began.
Lee and Leissner, along with her two daughters Ming, 14, Aoki, 11, and her son Kenzo, 4, spent Christmas together. Russell was also in St. Barts with the family, enjoying the holiday with his daughters.
The two were also spotted on board an opulent $325,000 per day yacht in the beautiful collectivity. Another clue that raised eyebrows were the rings. The publication also reported that both of them were seen walking on the beach wearing rings on their left ring fingers.
The Baby Phat creator has reportedly been dating Leissner for less than a year. But, their whirlwind romance doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Kimora and Russell Simmons were married for almost ten years when she filed for divorce in March 2008.
However, she started dating Djimon Hounsou a whole year before she even filed for divorce from Russell. She and Hounsou had been dating almost two years before her divorce was finalized in January 2009. They dated for five years before calling it quits in 2012.
However, she remains on amicable terms with Russell, and they often travel together as one big happy family.
Image via Kimora Lee Simmons, Twitter