“There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating. The truth is Djimon and I have been separated for some time. We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends and family. We all have much to be thankful for,” Simmons posts on Twitter on Wednesday (Nov. 21).
The couple never married, but they have one child together, 3-year-old Kenzo Lee Hounsou. The pair began dating in 2007 after Simmons separated from her then-husband, Russell Simmons, to whom she was married from 1998 to 2006.
Simmons has two other children — Ming, 12, and Aoki, 10 — with her ex-husband.