Russell Simmons’s name has been added to the long list of public figures who have been accused of assault. On Thursday, Hollywood screenwriter Jenny Lumet claimed the entrepreneur and music mogul forced her to be physically intimate with him in 1991.
As details about the assault allegations continue to surface, many may be questioning who Simmons’s ex-wife, Kimora Lee Simmons, is, and where she is today.
Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons are pictured at 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for IMG
Like Russell, Kimora, formerly known as Kimora Lee Perkins, is also well known in the world of entertainment. The 42-year-old St. Louis, Missouri, native, made a name for herself working as a model and a fashion designer and now operates her own self-titled brand.
Kimora is also an author, having penned the book “Fabulosity: What It Is & How to Get It” in 2006. TV viewers will also remember her for producing and starring in two reality series, “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane” and “Kimora: House of Fab.”
Kimora was married to Russell from 1998 to 2009. They share two children, daughters Ming Lee, now 17, and Aoki Lee, now 15.
Kimora has since remarried. After her split from Russell, she dated and welcomed son Kenzo Lee with actor Djimon Hounsou in 2009. She is now married to financier Tim Leissner, whom she wed in 2013. She and Reissner welcomed son Wolfe Lee in 2015.
Kimora Lee Simmons is pictured at the one-year Anniversary of Kimora Lee Simmons’ Beverly Hills boutique on May 26, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Kimora Lee Simmons
As of publication, Kimora has not addressed her ex’s latest scandal on social media. Her last social media post was released Thursday evening. The post included a throwback shot of herself and the caption, “Laughing my way to the weekend.” She also tweeted her congratulations to Britain’s Prince Harry on his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle earlier the same day.