*The gossip site Bossip is reporting that Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou have separated following a huge fight over money.
“Djimon walked out on Kimora,” a source tells the website, adding that the split may have been prompted by the decision of Kimora’s ex-husband Russell Simmons to stop funding the pair’s lifestyle.
“Kimora lives as if she’s the Queen of England,” notes the source.
Over the Christmas and New Year holidays, another source who saw Hounsou and Simmons in St. Barth noticed tension between them. At a party that Kimora’s ex threw at the Eden Roc hotel there, “Kimora stuck Djimon with keeping track of the three kids while she socialized with her ex,” the source says, adding that “Kimora and Djimon were fighting on New Year’s Eve.”
“He is a calm, super-nice person and she’s such a diva,” says the source. “I couldn’t believe they got together in the first place.”
According to Bossip, reps for both Kimora Lee and Hounsou have not commented on the status of their relationship. Her spokeswoman said only that “Kimora has a beautiful family life.” Hounsou’s rep responded with the comment, “Djimon’s been working in Vancouver for the past few months.”
Kimora began dating Hounsou in March 2007 after separating in 2006 from Russell Simmons. They had two daughters together, 12-year-old Ming and 9-year-old Aoki, before divorcing in 2009. In summer 2008, Simmons and Hounsou participated in a traditional Beninese commitment ceremony. In May 2009, their son Kenzo Lee Hounsou was born.
In other Kimora news, the Trulia Luxe Living blog reported last week that Kimora, the creative director and president of shopping web site JustFab.com, was putting her six-bedroom, eight-bath Beverly Hills country home on the market at a loss.
Simmons reportedly paid $5.9 million for the home at the height of the market in 2007 and has now listed it for just $4.7 million.
On Monday, Simmons responded via Twitter to speculation the house sale was a sign of financial difficulty.
“Wow, I put 1 of several properties I own (+ DONT live in) on the market & now apparently my whole life is fallin apart?!” she tweeted. “Rumors, Rumors …”