July 30, 2019
Djimon Hounsou posted a photo with son Kenzo, after complaining that he'd been having trouble seeing him.
"Amistad" actor Djimon Hounsou complained that he’d been having difficulties in getting to spend time with his son, Kenzo, whom he shares with fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons.
Hounson posted a photo with his son on Instagram, but the cryptic caption does not indicate if he has had access to his son or not.
The actor posted a photo of himself and his son together, and he captioned it:
Hounsou and Simmons announced their separation in November 2012, and she retained the custody of the now 10-year-old Kenzo.
The actor, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and won many accolades for his work in cinema, is a dedicated father
Simmons, who has three more children which she shares with ex Russell Simmons and husband, Tim Leissner, posted loving Father's Day messages to the two men but left Hounsou out.
Simmons started dating actor and model Djimon Hounsou in 2007, and in 2008, the besotted couple participated in a traditional Benin commitment ceremony. They welcomed their son Kenzo on May 30, 2009, but ended up splitting in 2012.
The actor, who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and won many accolades for his work in cinema, is a dedicated father and has made sure that his son maintains his cultural connection to his native Benin.
Even though he is obviously hurt and missing his son, Hounsou has never bad-mouthed Simmons and has simply appealed to be allowed to see Kenzo more often.
Kenzo just loves superheroes, and that's no surprise since his dad Djimon Housoun has starred in several superhero movies in the Marvel and DC universes.
But Kenzo's favorite movie is "Black Panther." The little boy had once told his father he wished he was light-skinned so he could be a super-hero, and now he can be Black Panther!
As a special surprise, his parents had all of Kenzo's favorite superheroes at his 9th birthday party: Wonder Woman, Captain America, Spiderman, and of course, Black Panther.