Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou Break Up

The couple, together for more than five years and parents to son Kenzo, have decided to separate.

They have been together for more than five years and have a son together, but model/designer Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou have decided to call it quits.

"Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5 1/2 years," a spokesperson for the actor told PEOPLE.com. "Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3 1/2 years old." Simmons also has two daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki, from her marriage to Russell Simmons.

Simmons and Hounsou began dating in 2007; she called him "deeply compelling and utterly sweet."

Will you miss them as a couple? Check out an ESSENCE.com tribute to their love.

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