8. Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee started dating Russell Simmons when she was 17 and he was 35, but they didn’t get married until 1998, when she was 23. Although she was a relatively successful model before they got married, Simmons was obviously the wealthier of the two with his hip-hop label, Def Jam, and fashion brand, Phat Farm.
Kimora used her husband’s connections to move up to Creative Director of Baby Phat, and launched her own fashion lines. She filed for divorce in 2006, but continued working at Phat Farm. The age difference is the main clue that Kimora might not have been in it for love, but she had two kids with Russell, so maybe it was a little bit of both.
Gold Digger or True Love?