Kimora Lee-Simmons lives her life without regrets. She recently told The Age that her beginnings as a fashion model has shaped her present standing as entrepreneur and reality television star.


“[Modeling] was amazing for me. I worked with the best – Givenchy, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent – and it gave me an ability to be confident,” said the star. “It turned me into a CEO and a creative director and a brand. My show is positive and also I have a business and a job. The show is about my work, [it is] not my work.”

Although life has reared a few hiccups her way in terms of marriage and divorce from Russell Simmons and Dijimon Hounsou, Kimora chooses to focus on the positive factors in life, telling The Age, “[Russell and I] had fifteen amazing years together. We have two beautiful daughters – Ming Lee and Aoki Lee – he’s so significant in my life – we’re still best friends. I’ve had two good marriages with amazing children and still have these great guys in my life. I’m lucky, always hopeful… I love my life.”

Kimora and Russell Simmons welcomed Ming,13, and Aoki,10, into the world during their 15 year marriage from 1998 to 2006. The fashion mogul and Dijimon Hounsou parent one child, Kenzo, together.





Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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