Mogul Russell Simmons writes a tribute to his Ex-wife in honor of Mother’s Day. The former couple are parents to Ming,10, and Aoki Simmons,7.


By Russell Simmons:

Personally, I am thankful for Kimora each and every time I look into the eyes of my daughters. I am thankful every time I hear them say something profound, do a good deed for another, share their possessions with each other and respect their elders. I am grateful when I see them eating well, considering the environment and being kind to animals. I am grateful that together we have instilled family values in them and that they say “please” and “thank you” and don’t take their blessed lifestyle for granted.

Kimora and I both understand the importance of our children having empathy, learning the value of meditation and smiling and breathing blissfully through life. These lessons don’t come easy. It’s true when we hear that children do as we do not as we say. Every time I get involved in a new charity and have the opportunity give back I know that I am honoring the person who raised me.

Read Russell’s tribute in its entirety

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