Russell Simmons Expresses Appreciation for ‘Best Friend’ Kimora Lee Simmons: ‘You Put This Thing Together’
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Russell Simmons has always been vocal about his friendship with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons following their 2009 divorce. 

The media mogul expressed his appreciation on Instagram for their blended family the two have created as seen on The Root

“This morning’s meditation made me reflect on just how lucky I am,” he began. “I feel incredibly close to my best friend Kimora Leissner and her amazing spouse and now my business partner, Tim Leissner.”

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Simmons and Leissner married in 2013 and welcomed their first child, Wolfe, in April.

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“When Tim asked me to be the Godfather to his and Kimora’s beautiful baby boy, WOLF, I was overwhelmed,” he shared.

Simmons also acknowledged Kimora’s son from her relationship with actor Djimon Hinsou, Kenzo Lee, calling him “one of the kids [he] love[s] the most in the world.”

During Kimora and Russell’s marriage, they welcomed two daughters who he boasts about with pride.

“Anyhow with my 2 biological kids being so sweet, compassionate and excelling in one of the best boarding schools in the world (receiving straight A’s). I feel so grateful I can’t really express the feelings in words.”

Notorious for being centered in his spirituality, Simmons added that, “while [he] realize[s] that life is short and ever changing (you never know what’s around the bend) for now [he] must say this morning meditation produced tears of joy.” 

We love that the holiday season just brings out the best in people.