RUSSELL SIMMONS WANTS JOINT CUSTODY OF KIDS
BCK reported back in March that Kimora Lee Simmons of company BabyPhat was requesting sole custody of her daughters Ming and Aoki Lee Simmons. In response to this request, the dad of the two young girls,Russell Simmons,is asking for joint custody of his children:
VIA CELEB TV.COM
Russell Simmons has responded to his long-estranged wife’s request for a divorce, according to court documents first obtained by CelebTV.com.In a response and request for dissolution of marriage filed in L.A. Superior Court on May 5, the music mogul cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for his split from Kimora Lee Simmons. He also requests joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s daughters, Ming, 8, and Aoki, 5.The couple has been separated for years, but Kimora Lee Simmons didn’t file for divorce until March 25 of this year, after almost 10 years of marriage. In her filing, the former model asked for sole custody of the couple’s children.In his response, Russell Simmons also the court to terminate its ability to award spousal support.Simmons, 50, who founded Phat Farm clothing label and Def Jam records, and Kimora Lee, 33, announced in March 2006 that they were separating, but said they would continue to work together on the Phat Farm and Baby Phat clothing lines.
Kimora has been dating actor/model Djimon Hounsou.