I never thought I’d see the day. Russell Simmons aka Uncle Russ isn’t dating a twenty-something year old model. Instead he’s found (temporary) love with Shannon Elizabeth (allegedly!).
Yes, 40-year-old Shannon Elizabeth, the foreign exchange student from American Pie. Sources say that 56-year-old Russell and Shannon first attended a Golden Globes party together, and now they are in full swing. Russell was once married to Kimora Lee Simmons and also dated Sophie Monk, among other models. Shannon was also married once before to Mark Philippoussis. She dated Derek Hough and now she’s dancing her way to Russell!
This makes me think: is Shannon settling because she is 40 and single? Well, it depends on what you think is a downgrade. Russell is rich, smart and a mogul. So, maybe Shannon is all about the dollars, or she’s of a certain age where it’s about the heart of a man, not the aesthetic . Or maybe she’s just really into yoga. Ahum.
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