The Simmons family are featured in the May edition of Ebony magazine. Although every family member of Run’s House is photographed looking his or her best, special emphasis is placed on Justine Simmons, Rev Run Simmons’ current wife, and Valerie Vaughn, Run’s first wife, as they co-parent the clan together.

Although some mothers have difficulty accepting children from previous relationships, Justine says that blending is the name of the game in Rev. Run’s house. As she explains there are no stepchildren in the family and Miley, who was adopted, is just like family. Valerie Vaughn agrees and gladly assists Justine in parenting the clan. As she explains, “It’s not about what happened in your past marriage.  It’s not about he did this or he did that.  It’s about all [of us] getting along now.  Let’s do things together.”

Justine adds, “Originally, I didn’t want to have kids. But when I married my husband, he had three kids. It changed my whole life. I was in love! And then when I became [pregnant], it was even better! I was ready.”

The children certainly love having both Valerie and Justine around. Angela states, “There’s Ma and ther’s Mommy.  My stepmom [Justine] is Ma, and my mother [Valerie] is Mommy.  I just believe the reason I am the woman I am today has a lot to do with my [birth] mom and Justine.  My stepmother never treated us like we weren’t her children, so it’s hard for us to even use the phrase ‘stepmom.'”

Pictured are Vanessa (28), Angela (24), Joseph Jr. “JoJo” (22), Daniel “Diggy” (17) , Russell “Russy” (15), Miley Simmons(4), Valerie Vaughn, and Justine Simmons.

The May edition of Ebony magazine featuring the Simmons family and other celebrity moms will be available on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Photo:EbonyMagazine, May Issue

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  2. Love this family. I feel so old because I watch the show and I see Diggy and Russy so young there and now they’re groing up. But really i’m the same age as them. Just always loved the show I miss it.

  3. Just like I thought. I just read the issue and Justine didn’t say that Miley “is just like family.”

    She said, “…sometimes I forget that Miley is adopted.”

    Case closed. :-)

    Lovely family.

  4. Lovely family.

    And about the “just like family” phrase, we haven’t read the article in Ebony mag yet, so we don’t know for sure if those were their exact words. Or just BCK summarizing for us.

    Let’s chill till we read the article and find out.

    • You people crack me up..@ Ada.. Who the hell are you to tell someone they can’t state their opinion on the comment because YOU!! Didn’t read it yet? Since when did you or anyone else for that matter become so relevant, that no one can’t discuss or state their view on the article until YOU and the rest of the viewers have read the magazine? Gurllll pleaseeee. BCK is not god & they misquote stories like everybody else so until you have read the magazine YOU don’t have a voice or an opinion worth anything. It’s like voting.. If you didn’t cast a vote, you don’t get to voice an opinion. Now run get the magazine, read it.. Then come back with opinion. I’ve read it & I agree THAT WAS NOT!!!!!! Her words.

  5. The best photo ever! Everyone looks great…. Angela and Vanessa look like Justine…. My mom always says if you feed the child long enough the child starts to resemble you…. They look like their beautiful mom but more like Justine both mother are beautiful…. The biological mother has a little girl she wasn’t in the photo….Miley is so gorgeous. Rev run wasn’t in the photo…. Being in the same photo with wife and ex-wife probably too much… I’m kidding… My families like this too my mom gets along with all of my fathers ex-wives and me and my siblings by my fathers ex wives all take photos together we all know each other too

  6. LOVEEEEEEE this family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Justine she’s so funny and caring!! I love the episode where she wants to skateboard and Diggy is telling her not to and she ends up falling LOL!!! Russy is my favoriteeeeee!!!

  7. I’m sure she probably meant “just like blood”, the love they have is so obvious in this family it would be crazy to think she meant anything shady. I love love love this family, everyone is so beautiful.

  8. I have always loved this family and loved the relationship Justine has with her step children. I also have loved how they’ve always addressed Justine as “ma” instead of Justine. I think it shows how much of an impact she’s had on their lives. I can’t believe Russy is 15…he still has a baby face

  9. It’s funny how you’ll never see a picture of a blended family where there are 2 fathers, each with their respective kids with 1 woman, getting along just as well as this…anyways, it’s a great family photo

  10. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this photo and this blended family. They really make it work. How wonderful that Miley is holding Valerie’s hand, beautiful. I’m definitely buying this issue, I’m excited to read all these stories.


  11. Beautiful blended family!!
    It took me awhile to realize that the three oldest weren’t Justine’s kids, but I got over it. hehe
    Miley, though she is adopted, looks alot of Justine imo. I agree Sydney, saying Miley is “just like family” is out of place. I’m trusting she was misquoted

    • Great family & picture…This here folks is maturity at its best & the winners are obviously the kids….Little Miley is absolutely adorable & ironically is looking more & more like Justine. I don’t think tht statement came out right b/c they obviously adore Miley as if she is a biological child!

  12. Beautiful picture. Miley is too cute & she got taller. Angela could have picked a different outfit to wear.

    It’s wonderful to see women raising wonderful children. I have to give Rev credit, he probably didn’t set it up for any drama to occur between the two of them. Men don’t realize how they are participants when new & old woman don’t get along.

  13. Gorgeous family…everyone (the kids) has grown up overnight , I still remember the very first episode of Run”s House where the kids were so little. lol

  14. And Miley, who was adopted..Is just like family??? Everyone knows she was adopted from birth, so why would she be just like family vs. just being family? I love the Simmons, I just hope little Miley isn’t being raised like an outsider..

    • @LoveLiveLife I thought the same thing. just like family…what is she then the maid? I’m sure they didn’t mean it like this, but is doesn’t sound good.

    • Img, I thought the same thing!! Like WTH??? I hope it was Valerie and not Justine who made this ignorant statement! Some people not familiar with adoption are just clueless.

    • I’m adopted and I didn’t take offense. She’s obviously family. Sometimes you can get tripped up when you’re trying to explain things. I often make a mistake and use the term “real mom” when describing my birth mom who I’ve never even met. My mom never takes offense.

    • None of the Simmons said that… The BCK writer made that mistake… don’t blame the Simmons
      By the look of things, they didn’t adopt Miley to treat her as an outsider… they adopted her as a little daughter( a replacement for Victoria )
      They love her as much as they loved and would have loved Victoria

  15. I love that if parents accepted each other and stop making their kids hate their step parents, raising kids would be so much easier. Love the Simmons family!

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