Aoki Lee Simmons, 21, Spotted Kissing 65-Year-Old Restaurateur Vittorio Assaf

Aoki Lee Simmons, 21, has found a new beau in Vittorio Assaf, a 65-year-old restauranteur and co-founder of popular Italian chain, Serafina.

People confirmed their courtship just as Page Six shared paparazzi snaps of the pair kissing in St. Barts on Tuesday (April 2). The images show Simmons in a tribal print, green bikini and Assaf rocking light blue swim trunks on the beach as they share a few kisses, covered in sand. The business owner was also seen snapping shots of Simmons as she coyly posed for his camera. They also hit the waves together before calling it a day.

“Aoki and Vittorio are spending time together and enjoying each others’ company,” a source close to Aoki told People, adding that the couple met while vacationing on the same island where they were snapped making out.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 16: Aoki Lee Simmons arrives at the 2023 GQ Men Of The Year at Bar Marmont on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

Aoki is the daughter of Kimora Lee Simmons, 48, and Russell Simmons, 66.

Followers of the model couldn’t help but flood her Instagram comments with questions and concerns following the news spreading via social media, with most making note of the potential pair’s 44-year age difference. “A 65 yr old man? Blink once for help. Twice and we’ll send the cops,” wrote one follower of the Harvard alum, with another adding, “Girl what you over there doing with that old a** man, you alright?!”

“Girl that man is an old creep. You’re too smart and beautiful to fall for such a classic pattern,” added another observer who disapproved.

Assaf was most recently linked to 24-year-old model Nya Gatbel.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Vittorio Assaf and Nya Gatbel attend the Grand Opening Of Serafina Express at Broad Street on September 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Getty Images for Serafina)

Relationship age gaps have been in the news quite often lately, with model Draya Michele recently catching heat after announcing her pregnancy with NBA baller, 22-year-old Jalen Green, who is 17 years her junior.