New details have emerged suggesting that Djimon Hounsou’s complaint about not seeing his son, Kenzo Lee, may have nothing to do with the child’s mother, Kimora Lee Simmons, and everything to do with the actor himself.
Djimon made headlines a few days back after telling a photographer that he didn’t get to see his son on Father’s Day and implied Kimora might have been keeping the ten-year-old away from him.
Now, sources close to the former model/fashion designer are telling TMZ that there’s more to the story that everybody knows.
'It would have also been nice if I could have seen him to at least talk to him, right?' - Djimon Hounsou
The insiders revealed that Djimon had every opportunity to make plans to be with his son for Father's Day, but chose not to. Kimora, they said, has an open door policy when it comes to visitation but the “Shazam” actor has been in the habit of not trying to make time for his son.
According to the sources, Djimon, 55, has no recent pictures of Kenzo because, despite Kimora encouraging her blended family to come together for birthdays and special celebrations, the actor hardly ever shows up.
The sources also make the bizarre claim that Djimon has not been himself lately and that it’s starting to play out in public.
The Beninese American actor seemed pretty upset earlier this week when he told photographers:
“It would have been nice to see my son for Father’s Day. It would have also been nice if I could have seen him to at least talk to him, right?”
When asked when last he saw his kid, Djimon replied: “I can’t even recall myself. How ‘bout that?” He later clarified that he was not in a custody battle with Kimora, 44, but a recent report by The Blast states otherwise.
The former couple took part in a traditional Benin commitment ceremony but was never legally married
Although the report notes that both Djimon and Kimora are cordial, both parties are said to be working towards an official custody agreement to indicate how Kenzo spends time with his parents.
According to sources, both celebrities have their attorneys hashing out a privately mediated visitation agreement that will clearly outline when and where each parent will have custody of their son.
Djimon and Kimora began dating in 2007 and welcomed Kenzo in May of 2009, a few months after the model’s divorce from Russell was finalized.
The former couple took part in a traditional Benin commitment ceremony but was never legally married, and in 2012, they parted ways.