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Journalist Recalls Russell Simmons Dating Kimora Lee Simmons When She Was Underage


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Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 | Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Touré says Russell Simmons began dating Kimora Lee while she was underage

Over the years, there have been conflicting reports about whether or not Simmons began a relationship with Lee when Lee was underage. Lee has remained mum about it, with Simmons defending himself a few times. But journalist Touré says Lee was just a teenager when he met her when she was dating Simmons.

“I was at a lunch in the Hamptons with maybe about 8-9 people, it was a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and Kimora was there, she barely spoke, if at all, she was 16 and she was around a group of 20 and 30-somethings,” he told

Russell Simmons has had many beautiful women on his arm throughout the years, but he only married one: Kimora Lee. Lee and Simmons met when she was a high fashion runway model and he was at the top of his game as a music executive. They married within years. But many claim Simmons began dating Lee when she was underage. There’s a nearly 30-year age difference between the two. Simmons denies such but a famed journalist disagrees. 

Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 | Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Touré says Russell Simmons began dating Kimora Lee while she was underage

Over the years, there have been conflicting reports about whether or not Simmons began a relationship with Lee when Lee was underage. Lee has remained mum about it, with Simmons defending himself a few times. But journalist Touré says Lee was just a teenager when he met her when she was dating Simmons.

“I was at a lunch in the Hamptons with maybe about 8-9 people, it was a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and Kimora was there, she barely spoke, if at all, she was 16 and she was around a group of 20 and 30-somethings,” he told Vlad TV in 2018. 

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Simmons has insisted he did not start dating Lee until she became of legal age. But Toure says that’s not true. “There’s some bickering about whether she was 16 or 17,” he adds. “I remember being introduced to her and being told that she was 16. Even if she was 17, what are we talking about here? You [Russell] were in your 30s…even if we concede 17, what’s really the difference?”

Still, Simmons says otherwise. Per a report from The Jasmine Brand, Simmons defended dating Lee, saying she was legal. “She turned 18 right after I met her February fashion week Tyra banks (our bridesmaid) Cindy Crawford Naomi were all backstage at the Mary McFadden show they said I was a modelizer and that I wasn’t gonna stick around… I think that may have inspired her,” he wrote in a now-deleted comment to a fan who said Lee was underage.

Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee were married for nearly a decade

Simmons and Lee are credited for showcasing fashion, fame, and multiculturalism during their time together. Their marriage merged hip hop and high fashion. Simmons was successful as a record label executive and had his own fashion brand before Simmons. But together, his empire expanded. 

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Simmons concedes that he began dating Simmons before her 18th birthday. Simmons was 35-years-old at the time and claims that Lee was determined to tame his bachelor ways. Lee and Simmons married in a lavish ceremony with models Kim Porter and Tyra Banks as Lee’s bridesmaids. The former couple share two daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki …read more

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