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We're not quite sure why he felt compelled to do this, but Russell Simmon's publicist just sent us the following open letter from the hip hop mogul.

He says:

"Friends of mine have forwarded me gossip online about my custody agreement details with Kimora. The fact is, we've had a pretty good partnership at sharing the girls in the past. There have been a few bumps in the road, and those bumps have led us to negotiate a minimum amount of time I'm guaranteed to see my kids. That deal is as follows: I have the girls one full week out of every eight, half of the summer, half of all the holidays, a full week at Christmas, and half of Spring Break. Like in all good partnerships, contracts are meant to protect the partners but are usually not the only way the partners work together. If I show up in L.A., where she now lives, unannounced, I can call up Kimora and she will most likely send them right over. The same goes for when she comes to New York. We have always had a school in New York and a school with the same curriculum in L.A., so when the girls are with me in New York, we can spend quality time together. I can get up with them, take them to school and just be together.

Kimora consults with me about doctors or schools for the girls, but she's always had final say in those areas. If we had an argument about a school, guess who's going to win? But there are other stipulations in our agreement where we have to make final decisions together. Anything having to do with business decisions pertaining to my kids cannot be done without my consent.

I've also seen a lot about people reading into the supervised visits stipulation. Kimora travels with a security guard and a nanny. In the past, she's gotten really nervous that I never travel with security, so if it makes her more comfortable to have her security and a nanny with us when I'm with my kids, that's OK with me.

Finally, I want to say Kimora is a excellent mother and is doing a great job with them. My kids are studying a couple of foreign languages, they travel around the world, they practice yoga, ballet, swimming, karate and piano, among other things…sometimes I think they do too much, but I trust in Kimora on this because she IS a good mother. Regarding the money, my kids live a tremendous life. They do have lots of security, nannies, educators, special programs, travel, chefs, on and on. Their mother manages all of those luxuries and I'm happy to provide for that.

With great love all things are possible.

-Russell Simmons"

Did he really need to go into such detail about the specifics of his custody arrangement???

Kimora's gonna be PISSED!

Maybe that's the point???

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122 comments to “Setting The Record Straight”

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  1. qafdu says – reply to this


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    first!

  2. qafdu says – reply to this


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    YAY!! :D

  3. qafdu says – reply to this


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    why does he keep writing about this woman?

  4. Sylv says – reply to this


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    omg, kimora is the sh*t. she's so diva tho…

  5. pitox says – reply to this


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    CHRIS CROCKER ROOOCKS!!!!! GO TO YOUTUBE AND CHECK OUT HIS VIDS. HE IS FUNNY AND DIFFERENT. PAREZ HATES CHRIS BECAUSE CHRIS IS FUNNY, AND GENUINE… I JUST LOVE CHRIS CROCKER, HE IS FUNNY, SMART AND CUTE

  6. Natal says – reply to this


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    Got Dayummmmmmmmmm Kimora…………..WTF are those girls made of gold? I guess if Russel is willing to pay then we should have no problem…….I do think it is a bit much though……..I mean he will be paying 480,000 a year in support alone. SMDH

  7. diana says – reply to this


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    eight

  8. diana says – reply to this


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    or seventh

  9. diana says – reply to this


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    or both and now 9th

  10. sciz says – reply to this


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    why would she be pissed? He's a great man who inspires others to give. He's said nothing but positive things about Kimora.

  11. givem says – reply to this


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    why would kimora be pissed? he was more than respectful to her. give me a break. this guy seems decent

  12. maure says – reply to this


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    hahahahaha

  13. Steve says – reply to this


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    Of course he is going to go into such detail because of gossip blogs like this!

  14. maure says – reply to this


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    BLACK BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. bree says – reply to this


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    i doubt Kimora will be pissed he gave her several compliments..anyways kudos to Russell for being a man and raising his children!

  16. elici says – reply to this


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    Why would Kimora be pissed? I see nothing wrong with the letter. It seems that his intention was to set the record straight - to end the gossip. It's all seems very amicable and mature to me.

  17. Dered says – reply to this


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    ..or mabye he just got tired of all the bullshit floating out there in the scandal rags and decided to squash it with the truth. i doubt she is gonna be pissed about anything. best to come of this is the kids will be left alone and not here tons of crap in the media.

  18. your says – reply to this


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    Kindness Kills

  19. ????? says – reply to this


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    Why would she be pissed? He's doing nothing but saying is the one in the end who makes decisions, that they work together, and that she is a good mother. They are an example of how adults should act when going through a divorce. Perhaps he's trying to set the record straight because so often we like to have nasty storylines with our celebrities and he's pointing out… that is not the case. I think she should be flattered.

  20. raul says – reply to this


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    a snobby cunt and a fuckin N!GGER who thinks hip hop is important

  21. knowi says – reply to this


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    he's trying to bore you with all the details so you won't write about them…guess what, it worked zzz zzzz zzz

  22. maura says – reply to this


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    Am I missing it? I don't see anything wrong with the email. It's just the facts. What could Kimora (or anyone) have to be upset about in this posting?

  23. Erin says – reply to this


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    That sounds pretty fair…wish everyone getting a divorce would always remember how important the children are and what is there best interest…very impressed Russell :)

  24. dsf says – reply to this


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    U know what, people will believe whatever media is saying, and i'm glad for once somebody took the time to set the record straight. I dont think he did it to piss of his wife, i think he just got tired of gossip and rumors… I also think she does overreact, and that shes just a big drama queen, afterall we did see her reality show :D but Russell being the gentleman that he is said only nice things abot the mother of his children, i always knew he was a nice guy.

  25. xxxxx says – reply to this


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    kimoras greaty

  26. Phill says – reply to this


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    *****************
    I think its great that he went into details, now no one has to 2nd guess it. RS is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.

  27. yah says – reply to this


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    yeah i wanna …………….

  28. kelpr says – reply to this


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    I thought that was a great statement. Very straight forward, clear and honest. He said nothing negative at all. Good for him. Well said.

  29. swand says – reply to this


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    I think it's sweet that they share such a good arrangement and he's open about that. I do the same with my ex. It's not worth fighting over, like Denise & whats-his-face are. Maybe some comments were directed at him that put him in a bad light and he wants to set it straight.

  30. Micki says – reply to this


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    There's nothing there for anyone to be "pissed" about. Simmons is showing that they are both being responsible parents and putting their girls' best interest at the forefront. I think it's great that Simmons is potraying Kimora in a positive light. The only people who are going to be "pissed" are the ones trying to spread rumours and erroneous information.

  31. KIM says – reply to this


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    Re: raul – You are a hating racist who shouldn't be allowed to breath the air They breath!

  32. Lala says – reply to this


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    Very Intelligent of Him to put it in His words than some Gossip Queen's words-no offense perez!

  33. duhhh says – reply to this


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    dude, haven't you ever seen her show??? they totally get along.

    stop making something out of nothing.. it's lame and boring.

  34. Faye says – reply to this


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    You should be honored PEREZ! Not confused as to why They sent it to You!

  35. Valer says – reply to this


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    Why in the world would you suggest that she is going to be pissed about that? I think it was a wonderful letter and shows how mature he is. Seriously, wow. That was an awesome letter. He went into all the details so that gossip columnists, no names mentioned, would know the whole truth so no more slander occurs. Divorce is a hard, hard thing for all parties involved–I couldnt imagine having it played out in the media.

    Kudos to Simmons.

    Kimora: you are still a trashy selfish ho bag. Who really isnt that pretty, so get over yourself. Your personality takes from any beauty you may have.

  36. shani says – reply to this


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    I thought They were a happily married couple. Either good acting or setting good values for Their Kids!

  37. Valer says – reply to this


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    Re: KIM – Dont let the idiot bug you. I almost responded to Raul too until I realized that people who actually think like that are too ridiculous for my time. Dont waste your breath or energy on fucktards like Raul.

  38. asdf says – reply to this


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    Perez-please why the hell do you need to try to start shit? This is dumb! Russel said wonderful things about the mother of his children and it is a blessing for them to be so supportive of one another even though they are not together. And that is what is best for the children…but I guess you just wanted another story line that could further put people down. You need help as you are obviously not happy with yourself if you can't even realize the good that the statements he made is going to do for their children. Douche.

  39. lovhe says – reply to this


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    Kimora is a gorgeous lady! Let the jealous bitching begin!!

  40. Lola says – reply to this


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    Here is a couple who is divorced. They both seem to respect each other especially thinking of the children which of course is for most important. It does seem that Russell knows that Kimora is a responsible parent that is why she gets the final say. It is good to hear that divorce does not have to vicious unlike the Richards vs. Sheen. Now that is a totally different story. I wish Kimora and Russell the best with there future so far so good. BTW it was good to hear Russell say that his kids do way too much that is a parent that really knows how kids are especially his own!

  41. mell says – reply to this


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    i think he sent it because what you had posted awhile ago made it seem like he wasn't allowed to see them for some dark hidden reason. because i mean even though him and kimora are no longer together they still try to be nice for the kids, so i was kind of shocked that he had LIMITED visitation. it seemed like britney visits, but him clarifying it makes it seem like kimora is less of a beach. and makes him sound less shady, hahaha. so i'm thinking that it may be to repair what damage was done to their image.

  42. KAD says – reply to this


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    DENISE & CHARLIE SHOULD TAKE A CUE FROM THESE 2. IT IS ABOUT THE KIDS, NOT THE ADULTS, GROW UP D & C!



  43. 43

    i highly doubt that kimora will get pissed, he sent you that letter to set the record straight because of things you've posted that were obviously wrong perez.. damn this is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that you've gotten called out on your BS by celebs perez

  44. Fab says – reply to this


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    FUCKING FABULOCITY!! - GO RUSSELL

  45. maure says – reply to this


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    Re: raul – you´re hilarious

  46. ? says – reply to this


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    Does anyone really care?

  47. I wan says – reply to this


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    Kimora is pissed off. You don't just write shit like that to the public. In other words Kimora is upset that people are writing shit about her and she has gone to her ex-husband to write that shit. Fucking Kimora needs a fucking reality check.

  48. are w says – reply to this


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    supposed to care about these little trust fund monkeys and their custody arrangement? gheeeeeeeeeeeeey!!

  49. wmari says – reply to this


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    I think it's commendable of them both. He rather let you know the truth from his own view, then having gossip sites create more and more lies that eventually could take a toll on the kids.

  50. **LG* says – reply to this


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    LeonA'$ GHO$T, yep, back and BETTER THAN EVER, BIYatches!!! sex..oops, I meant sez…
    Are he and Big Gay Al still together???

  51. Goldd says – reply to this


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    Kimora is washed up gold digger. she always look bloated too. she was hot when she was 16….russell deserves better. watch your wallet Dijmon

  52. rebel says – reply to this


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    He is setting the record straight. I read on this sleazy sight a few weeks back that he had to have supervised visits, and that shocked me, cuz I thought there had been a problem…but I found it very hard to believe. Now I understand, and it all makes sense. Very smart man. Victimized by all parasites like Perez who make money off lying about successful people…

  53. Kait says – reply to this


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    What's wrong with this? Why would she be pissed? He does nothing but praise her.

  54. DOUG says – reply to this


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    Friends of mine have forwarded me gossip…DOES HE THINK ANYONE WOULD BELIEVE THAT HE READS THIS STUFF MORE THAN HES DAILY NEWSPAPER.

  55. Dawn says – reply to this


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    since some of the details were on every gossip site, i don't blame him for clearing the air….he was very positive, so i don't see why kimora would be pissed….plus she says they are great friends and very close….

  56. xyz says – reply to this


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    Kimora is a Whore!!!!! Stuck up Diva ugly Bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Why? says – reply to this


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    Perez, are you fucking people ever happy?? He just told you everything he wanted people to know so you fucks would write lies,now ur complaining?? U seriously need ur head checked!!!

  58. tr says – reply to this


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    That was very touching,inforamtive,sincere and thanks for sharing BUT Cameron Diaz will you marry me.Love Dr Rand Pink.I promise not to air our dirty laundry because we wont wear any underwear.Can we have a wedding on our surf boards. Will you be my Gidget and I'll be your MoonDoggy. I could see it now,you traveling around the world making movies while I toil in my LA practoice as a celebrity gynecologist. Maybe we'll go to Africa and adopt children and put them to work in factories for clothing designers.Maybe we'll open a school in Africa so they will be more prepared to work on Project Runway. Maybe we can produce our own version of The Hills in Botswana."Is Lauran and Audrina moving into that hut" "I cant believe Brody asked Chief Ungowas daughter out" "Yeah Heidi is doing the press event for the civil war it'll be awesome". Maybe we can produce Real Housewives from Somalia. " Hi, I'm Jill from Temple Black Hawk Down, we own a fabric store,zebra is very in this fall." .I promise as soon as I lose some weight that I'm bringing sexy back.Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me,twice on the back if the answer is no. (If loving you is wrong,I don't want to be right,has to be the funkiest line in history,say it to yourself) ANYWAYS,Cameron I need your answer quickly because I have to pick up my dry cleaning. Oh, I forgot to ask ,are you Verizon, I hate huge cell phone bills.

  59. seria says – reply to this


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    By reading about the details of his divorce settlement, people might have been quick to judge him. He is only setting the record straight. And I don’t think is ex-wife is going to be pissed, since he wasn’t mean to her in any way.

  60. what says – reply to this


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    So what? I mean you are always commenting on some crazy mess as if some died and made you king! If it wasnt important to you why would you even blog it?I mean my gosh is this what people has to go through these days to be famous?You are sickening

  61. DB says – reply to this


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    Well said.. and he didnt have to set the record straight! LUV you man

  62. dg says – reply to this


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    Wow, Kimora is a great mom. I mean she pays the chefs, nannies, educators, and who ever else to care for her kids, with Russells' child support payments…..

    I mean they've got the money to pay for it all, but it does make you wonder if they ever take on the hardships of parenting themselves.
    Isn't that a lovely, frustrating experience of parenting that one feels proud to take on?

    At least their girls won't go without and that's important too.

  63. Lizbe says – reply to this


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    no way, they are both famewhores. She lovesit and probs approved.

  64. hgg says – reply to this


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  65. vc says – reply to this


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  66. Danie says – reply to this


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    No, Kimora won't be PISSED. He said MULTIPLE times in the statement that she is a good mother. He is just explaining the situation so there will be no further speculation in regards to the arrangements. At first glance - when you see the results of the agreement, one might think, 'wow that's harsh - only 1 week out of 8, he needs security and a nanny when he sees them.. woah'- when in reality, the security and nanny are just a part of the team that they have to create a safe environment for the children. I think it's good that he released this statement, i know i was curious as to some of the details and by this statement, light has been shed on the situation. Good job Russell!!

  67. sassa says – reply to this


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    Well since everyone was reporting non truths he felt he had to set the record straight which he did. I think it was to the point a lil long but to the point. I am glad he is trying his best to keep things KOSHER between him and his children mom for the girls sake. I agree with him KS has those girls doing the most but like he said what can he do she has final say. But in the end she is a good mom who only wants the best for her girls and at the end of the day who can argue with that. I wish all of them the best.

  68. she says – reply to this


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    You don't remember what you wrote? He wrote it because earlier you speculated as to WHY he needed to have supervised visits with his children.



  69. 69

    Why would Kimora be pissed?

    I was just talking about her getting sole custody this morning with a coworker so to read his detailed explanation is refreshing. It explains sooooooooooo much. I always thought she was a good mother and they are both very busy professionals. I just didn't understand why he wouldn't get joint custody of his children. It's so rare for two good parents, for one to get sole custody. I know he loves his girls, so I couldn't understand the sole custody thing. Now that he has explained everything, I can fully understand. My ex husband ..did not attempt to get joint custody of our two daughters and I always felt like my girls were cheated, altho he is a very loving father to them. But…I know he knows that I am a good mother and he trusts me in raising them..and he just enjoys his visitation..and seeing our beautiful daughters walk thru the door every few months….progressing towards being very intelligent, beautiful, well polished girls. Good luck to the Simmons family.



  70. 70

    Why would Kimora be pissed?

    I was just talking about her getting sole custody this morning with a coworker so to read his detailed explanation is refreshing. It explains sooooooooooo much. I always thought she was a good mother and they are both very busy professionals. I just didn't understand why he wouldn't get joint custody of his children. It's so rare for two good parents, for one to get sole custody. I know he loves his girls, so I couldn't understand the sole custody thing. Now that he has explained everything, I can fully understand. My ex husband ..did not attempt to get joint custody of our two daughters and I always felt like my girls were cheated, altho he is a very loving father to them. But…I know he knows that I am a good mother and he trusts me in raising them..and he just enjoys his visitation..and seeing our beautiful daughters walk thru the door every few months….progressing towards being very intelligent, beautiful, well polished girls. Good luck to the Simmons family.

  71. unkno says – reply to this


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    Re: Hal R Hosfeld – I wanted to post up a cracker but that is too dark for your white pasty skin. Dont get jealous because you are pale and sit in the sun to get cancer. You are a cracker ass cracker.

  72. raul says – reply to this


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    Re: KIM – eat my hairy asshole fuckface

  73. x says – reply to this


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    why would she be pissed? he said some really great things about her

  74. Unkno says – reply to this


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    Re: raul – Too bad you didnt think hip hop was important to have the wealth they have instead you sit in a trailer with 50 other members of your family. Dry your back off you smell like the Rio Grande.

  75. raul says – reply to this


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    Re: Valer – and i almost responded and blah blah blah blah shut your fuckin cock hole u slimy cunt

  76. FUGLY says – reply to this


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    WHO IS UGLIER than "Kimora.." fucked up NAME - half BLACK half chinese?? HE seems like a perfect gentleman but he is uglier than SIN. Those kids are gonna be HIDEOUS. Kimora is a CLASSLESS UGLY MONSTER- NO CLASS IDIOT! gross! She is the nastiest thing since Mariah Carey- UGLY CLASSLESS BLACK OR CHINESE BUFFOOON!

  77. raul says – reply to this


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    Re: Unkno – lick the dry crusted caca off my hairy dingleberry infested butthole u fuck who thinks just cuz that filthy greasy N!GGER made some cash he is any way important

  78. val says – reply to this


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    WHO FUCKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!WHO FUCKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!WHO FUCKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!WHO FUCKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!WHO FUCKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!WHO FUCKING CARES!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT SPEARS FEDERLINE NO ONE CARES.

  79. raul says – reply to this


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    Re: Unkno – BTW whats wrong with the rio grande??? they make some great tex-mex tacos down by there. its a fantstic river to enjoty a summer day in. a place called titos is irresistable! u stupid piece of maget covered shit!

  80. AvM says – reply to this


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    Kreamora worst piece of shit on tv .ugly stuck-up half cast bitch

  81. beba says – reply to this


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    will he adopt me?

  82. Prett says – reply to this


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    Maybe he wants a reality show too.

  83. jen says – reply to this


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    I think he is sincere and obviously a great man/father. Good for the girls.

  84. Layla says – reply to this


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    Sounds like they get along better than most divorcees. Glad to hear that their girl's aren't being dragged in the middle like the Richard/Sheen girls.

  85. Mo says – reply to this


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    Everyone seems to hate her and he is probably doing damage control on her superficial, high maintenance, generic ass, for his children's sake.

  86. hey b says – reply to this


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    I'm sure the kids are generally ok, but as a teacher, I have to say, NO two schools have the exact same curriculum. I'm sure Russell is trying to make himself feel better about
    the kids jumping back and forth between two schools. It;s probably not a disaster, but it can't be easy for the girls, academically or socially. Tho having that much money ensures everyone at both schools will haul ass to make it easier for the kids.

  87. Hippi says – reply to this


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    I'm sure he just wants everyone to know that his kids are happy. He wants everyone to know that he's trying his best to be a great dad despite a bad situation and there is nothing wrong with that.

    You piss me off Perez. I used to be SO addicted to you, day in and day out, but then I just started hating you for being so evil, and have only been on your website twice since January. I go and give you another chance today and here you go making life even harder for this family. CUT THE SH*T! Arg!

  88. TheTr says – reply to this


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    it's actually a really nice letter. He's defending Kimora from vicious attacks idiots like you have made. Say what you want about Kimora love life or whateva but she and Russell are great parents and kudos to him for setting the record straight

  89. Jgirl says – reply to this


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    Good for you Russell and glad that you posted that. Although Kimora is a great mom, I think we need to understand his side as well. Hello, the world does not evolve around her. Glad that they are both working things out positively for the sake of their kids. He is one dad thats taking responsibility..

  90. keshi says – reply to this


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    Kimora forced him to write that because she's tired of her PROFESSIONAL BABY-MAMA status!! Shes still a bitch first a po bitch now a rich bitch! who cares, he stupid anyway she oughta take his ass for everything he's got, Niggas always thinking anything other than a sista is betta!! Old Bastard!! His brother kept it real yeah the one he pimped out and made his money off of, his ass cant do shit productive!!

  91. *** says – reply to this


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    what's wrong with that? he didn't paint anyone in an unflattering light - and now all the gossip will stop, cuz there's nothing left to speculate about. excellent move.



  92. 92

    LET'S JUST HOPE THE GIRLS ARE NOT GONNA GROW UP ALL SCREWED UP - WITH ALL THAT CIRCUS AROUND THEM. AND YES, THERE IS SUCH A THING AS PUSHING YOUR CHILDREN TOO MUCH, KIMORA! :-(

  93. la le says – reply to this


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    Re: maure

    totally unnecessary. go choke on poison or sum shit.



  94. 94

    Sweetie, did you even read it? Kimora should be and probably is grateful that her ex is that considerate of her and the children. Most couples should be so lucky to have that kind of relationship after divorce.

  95. EWW says – reply to this


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    She needs Spanx for her gut and neck.

  96. Super says – reply to this


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    Wow–would never expect that from Russell Simmons! Always thought he was a smart guy but what a well written open letter from a level-headed father.

  97. JT says – reply to this


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    gosh he sure talks way too much doesnt he

  98. Cryst says – reply to this


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    What an idiot- Who cares about all that, why is his spilling so much info? It's suffocating and no one's business.

  99. Judy says – reply to this


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    Who the hell is he? What an ugly bastard!

  100. jes says – reply to this


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    GO RUSSELL & GO KIMORAH!!!, GREAT WORK, OTHERS CAN DEFINATELY LEARN FROM YOUR EXAMPLE! ITS TEAM WORK. THATS ONE GREAT MAN & ONE AWESOME WOMAN, WORK IT

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