Russell Simmons Responds to Daughter Aoki’s Relationship with Vittorio Assaf

Russell Simmons will forever harbor affection for his offspring. His feelings about his daughter Aoki Lee Simmons’ blossoming love affair with Vittorio Assaf, a man 44 years her senior, were recently made public.

Russell, who co-parents Aoki with his ex, Kimora Lee Simmons, had a chat with TMZ on April 1. He stated, “I’m not one to throw a fit about her decisions.” His approach? Simple. He offers guidance and love, no strings attached.

Aoki, who’s just 21, seems to be living a dream with her 65-year-old beau, Vittorio. The pair were spotted getting comfy on a beach in St. Barts, a Caribbean island, on April 2. Quite the picture, huh?

The young model was seen rocking a tribal-print bikini. Vittorio, the brains behind Serafina Restaurant Group, sported blue and white swim trunks. Couldn’t resist capturing some shots of Aoki, all sun-kissed and radiant, as she struck a pose near him.

Aoki didn’t comment on their beach escapade. But she did post a selfie on her Instagram Stories on April 5. Her caption? “Err, well now I know why folks were calling me.” A bit cryptic, but hey, that’s Aoki for ya!


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