"A Phenomenal Mother"

Those looking to co-parent harmoniously should take a few notes from Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons. The celebrity father took to Instagram on Friday simply to dote on the mother of his children.


“Baby momma appreciation day,” Russell shared. “Fellas, if u ain’t friends w/your baby momma you better make friends cause your relationship with her rubs off on your kids,” he advised. “God blessed you both with children you have a lifetime bond. If u ever loved them … you should love them still. Thank you @kimoraleesimmons for being a phenomenal mother and allowing me to skate. Thank you to Tim for being an amazing stepdad. God knows I’m blessed and my children are the proof.” We love it!

This isn’t the first time that Russell Simmons has publicly praised his daughters’ mother for all of her hard work as a parent. Equally so, Kimora has also come to Russell’s defense. It was just in January that the mompreneur spoke on her ex-husband’s behalf when Russell was named among those potentially guilty of sexual assault in Hollywood.

“I have known Russell for over 25 years,” Kimora said. “We were close friends, married, divorced and have remained friends, co-parents, and partners throughout it all. These allegations against him are nothing like the person I have known in all that time. I have known him to be a caring and supportive father and someone who has worked tirelessly to uplift disenfranchised communities.”

Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons have two children, Ming and Aoki, together. Stay tuned for more celebrity parent news!



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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