Aoki Lee Simmons And Her 65-Year-Old Man, Vittorio Assaf, Have Officially Split

Aoki Lee Simmons And Her 65-Year-Old Man, Vittorio Assaf, Have Officially Split

Just days after their relationship went public, it’s been confirmed that Aoki Lee Simmons and her 65-year-old boyfriend, Vittorio Assaf, have ended their romance—that was apparently “never a thing” from the beginning.

A source reportedly close to the Simmons family told PEOPLE, “Not only is it ‘over,’ it was never a thing. 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.”

The retired supermodel was only 17 when she met her ex-husband, Russell Simmons. He was 18 years her senior.

(L-R) Kimora Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons, and Aoki Lee Simmons pose, Fall 2007

(L-R) Kimora Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons, and Aoki Lee Simmons pose, Fall 2007

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In regards to Aoki and Vittorio, who have a 44-year age gap, another source also told Page Six, “It’s 100% done. They’re absolutely not dating.”

On Friday (April 5), the Harvard graduate was spotted kissing the Serafina restauranteur while vacationing in St. Barth’s. Later, Aoki appeared on Instagram Live with Vittorio off-camera as they explored the island and she pointed out her favorite shops including Cartier and Bulgari.

She repeatedly called him her “boyfriend” as he slipped up and revealed that Mary J. Blige wanted to be “his partner” at some point. Aoki quickly told him to hush and he didn’t expound further.

Aoki is the youngest daughter of Kimora and Russell. The latter professed his “unconditional love” for his daughter amid news of her new relationship. Kimora didn’t make a formal statement regarding Aoki’s love life, but did celebrate her recent campaign with BCBG.

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