Aoki Lee Simmons Drops Her Partner After Scrutiny Of Their 44-Year Age Gap: Report

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Well, that was fast.

Aoki Lee Simmons recently made the Internet do a double take when a picture of her kissing 65-year-old businessman Vittorio Assaf during a St. Barts baecation went viral online. Moreover, a lot of folks had something to say about their 44-year age gap, and the 21-year-old (or Assaf) has reportedly taken note of the backlash. Furthermore, according to an alleged source reportedly close to Lee who supposedly spoke with Page Six, "it’s one hundred percent done. They’re absolutely not dating." This follows a lot of public reactions and rampant social media discussion concerning all this, plus Aoki's unbothered comments on the matter. Regardless, it's unclear who took the final decision to pull the plug, if this report is even true in the first place.

Whether it's accurate or not, we know that Russell Simmons, Aoki Lee's father, didn't stress out about this development too much. "I’m not gonna kick and scream about her choices," he told TMZ recently concerning this age gap. "All I can do is offer my advice and unconditional love." However, this was not the most popular sentiment in many headlines about this, whether about fan reactions or other second-hand sources.

Aoki Lee Simmons, 21, And Vittorio Assaf, 65, Reportedly Call It Quits Amid Backlash

For example, Kimora (Aoki Lee Simmons' mother) seemingly responded to this matter via her Instagram Story with a clip of a panda mother trying to get her child to stop running away. "On my last nerve right now!" she captioned the video, and while it's just a harmless cute animal vid, the context behind it only resulted in one valid interpretation in many fans' eyes. This throws yet another wrench into the complicated relationship dynamic between Russell, Kimora, Aoki, and the rest of the family. It's been disheartening to see this division, but that space may yield better results in the long run.

Meanwhile, this follows some more legal trouble for the former Def Jam executive, which strained a lot of these bonds and relationships. Hopefully accountability and enough time of reflection and cooperation can heal everything back up in the long run. At the very least, instances of scandalous revelations like these can bring another opportunity to make things right... although it seems like it'll be more about consoling the break-up rather than supporting the fling. For more news and the latest updates on Aoki Lee and the Simmons family, stick around on HNHH.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.