The love from family is beautiful-- no matter how it's packaged. Just ask Russell Simmons.
The 58-year-old music mogul got all the feels Wednesday morning with an Instagram post dedicated to his ever-growing blended family with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons. Russell, who shares two children with Kimora, has been able to maintain his friendship with the former model and accept the changes within their family structure.
In his message, Russell wrote:
Family. I'm excited to receive my family tomorrow. As a single man with kids who are away at boarding school it gets kind of lonely. This morning's meditation made me reflect on just how lucky I am. I feel incredibly close to my best friend Kimora Leissner and her amazing spouse and now my business partner, Tim Leissner. I also feel very close to the father of one of the kids I love the most in the world (Kenzo Lee)Djimon Hounsou. When Tim asked me to be the Godfather to his and Kimora's beautiful baby boy, WOLF, I was overwhelmed. 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. While I realize that life is short and ever changing (you never know what's around the bend) for now I must say this morning meditation produced tears of joy. Thank you KIMORA LEE FOR BEING A STRONG, STRONG EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENCE. You are the best mother on the planet. "YOU PUT THIS THING TOGETHER".
During their 11-year marriage, Russell and Kimora had two daughters together, Ming and Aoki. Kimora later had a son, Kenzo, with her former partner, actor Djimon Hounsou.
She went on to marry Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner in December 2013 and the couple welcomed their first child together, Wolfe, this past April.
Throughout it all, the family has made it work. And for that, we tip our hats.
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