Kimora Lee Admits Being Embarrassed Over Daughter Aoki Dating “Toad” Vittorio Assaf

Kimora Lee has broken her silence on her daughter Aoki Lee Simmons dating 65-year-old restaurateur, Vittorio Assaf.  

TMZ caught up with the fashion icon on Thursday (May 9) and was asked about her thoughts regarding her 21-year-old’s PDA with Assaf while on a romantic getaway. Lee not only said that she was “a little embarrassed” by the situation, but also downplayed the fling between her daughter and the “toad.”

“I don’t think she had an ‘anything,’” she began. “She’s a young, pretty girl, you know? I think that we don’t think that the toads we may kiss are gonna be broadcasted. And I personally feel like she was set up, which is why I try and teach the girls.”

Further expounding on why she feels that way, she added, “There’s definitely an age dynamic there. I probably was a little embarrassed by it but you know me, I’m definitely like, ‘It is what it is honey. Come on home, let’s go. Mama’s got your back and he ain’t coming.’”

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When asked if she or Russell Simmons have upped Aoki’s allowance since the public scandal, the Baby Phat aficionado responded, “Dad is nonexistent.”

However, Hip-Hop music mogul Russell Simmons also gave his two cents on Aoki’s relationship with Assaf while speaking with TMZ in April.

“I’m not gonna kick and scream about her choices,” the Def Jam Records co-founder told the outlet. “All I can do is offer my advice and unconditional love.” 

People confirmed Lee Simmons and the co-founder of popular Italian chain Serafina’s were seeing each other romantically, following Page Six sharing paparazzi pics of the pair kissing in St. Barts.

The images showed Simmons in a tribal print green bikini and Assaf rocking light blue swim trunks on the beach as they shared much PDA. Vittorio was also seen getting Simmons’ angles on camera as she posed.

“Aoki and Vittorio are spending time together and enjoying each others’ company,” a source close to Aoki told People.

However, they called it quits just days after they were outed.

A source reportedly told the outlet, “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.”

Take a look at Kimora Lee doubling down on her sentiments about Aoki’s fling with Vittorio Assaf above.