'Kimora must have slapped that neck': Internet mocks Aoki Lee Simmons and Vittorio Assaf after their alleged split

'Kimora must have slapped that neck': Internet mocks Aoki Lee Simmons and Vittorio Assaf after their alleged split
Akko Lee Simmons and Vittorio Assaf met while vacationing in St Barths, a favorite Simmons' family travel destination (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Aoki Lee Simmons and Vittorio Assaf's highly publicized romance didn't last long. After it was confirmed a few days back that the model, 21, and restaurateur, 65, were spending time together, a source close to the Simmons family told People that the duo have decided to part their ways. 

"Not only is it 'over', it was never a thing," the insider told the outlet, adding "Aoki is learning to navigate her private life in a public sphere. And that can be difficult. However, Kimora was concerned to see her daughter in that kind of relationship due to what she herself went through."


 
 
 
 
 
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How did Aoki Lee Simmons and Vittorio Assaf meet?

A source close to Aoki told the outlet on April 5 that she and the Seraphina group founder were "spending time together and enjoying each others' company”, adding that the couple met while vacationing in St Barths, a favorite Simmons' family travel destination. Photos at the time showed the couple sharing intimate moments on the beach.



 

Aoki Lee Simmons is a budding model and has worked with major fashion houses

Aoki is the youngest daughter of model and mogul Kimora Lee Simmons, 48, and entrepreneur Russell Simmons, 66. The 21-year-old is a budding model and has worked with top fashion houses including Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Monse, Lacoste, Tory Burch and Kate Spade. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Kimora Lee Simmons and Aoki Lee Simmons attend Teen Vogue Summit 2023 on November 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)
Aoki is the youngest daughter of model and mogul Kimora Lee Simmons (Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)

She began modeling for her family's Baby Phat line and Just Fab as a child and in 2021, she made her runway debut modeling for Pyer Moss Paris Couture. She’s appeared on the covers of Teen Vogue, Rollacoaster, and Flaunt and has been featured in outlets such as Vogue, Huffington Post, The Cut, Essence and Complex.

Aoki Lee Simmons graduated from Harvard University at just 20 years old

Besides her modeling career, Aoki graduated from Harvard University at just 20 years old. To celebrate the achievement as well as her 21st birthday and Teen Vogue debut, Aoki’s mother Kimora threw her daughter a lavish party at Soho Grand's Club Room in New York City. Kimora and Russell’s eldest daughter Ming, now 24, was in attendance.


 
 
 
 
 
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Internet makes fun of Aoki Lee Simmons and Vittorio Assaf's split

Fans soon started to poke fun at Aoki Lee Simmons and Vittorio Assaf after the news of their split came to light. " I don’t believe this lol —they just tryna mitigate the backlash," tweeted on user while another said, "Everything is a stunt. I wonder what makeup line, clothing line, TV series, etc she has coming out. They gotta stop playing with us atp." 



 



 

"Listening to her for one minute drove me insane. I'm sure each got what they wanted", one opined, and another said, "Yall messed up her plans." "Kimora must have slapped that neck", tweeted one user.



 



 



 

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