(The amicable exes are parents to daughters Ming, 13, and Aoki, 10.) VIDEO: Kimora Lee Simmons offers relationship advice Kimora continued, "Kids never go away from your life, and if you've been married, that person probably never goes away either.You never get rid of anyone and they never really get rid of you!As a result of the sale, the couple started expanding the line, including the Simmons Jewelry Company, which included the "Diamond Diva" line.That same year, Kimora Lee and her husband signed a deal with Coty, Inc.After closing one of Karl Lagerfeld's haute couture shows as a child bride, Kimora Lee became a sensation within in the industry.Soon after, she forged a close friendship with fellow Chanel model Tyra Banks, and became a self-proclaimed muse of Lagerfeld.
In 1998, however, love won out and Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons married at St. The ceremony was performed by Russell's brother Joey "Rev Run" Simmons of Run-D. Kimora Lee then took the project on herself, and Baby Phat was created in 1999.
Two years later they had a second daughter, Aoki Lee Simmons.