Djimon Hounsou & Kimora Lee Simmons Separate

Kimora Lee and Djimon Hounsou attends the PUMA.Creative Impact Award at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, on October 11, 2011 -- WireImage

Actor Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have split.

"Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons have officially separated after 5 1/2 years," a rep for the big screen actor told Access Hollywood in a statement on Friday. "Though never married, they have one child together, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, who is 3 1/2 years old."

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Kimora also confirmed the news on her Twitter account.

"There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating. The truth is Djimon+I have been separated for some time. We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends+family," she wrote. "We all have much to be thankful for. #HappyThanksgiving"

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Kimora was previously married to Def Jam records co-founder Russell Simmons.

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