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Kimora’s boo Djimon recently spoke at a Senate hearing to fight for runaway and homeless youth – something he is all too familiar with.
“In the early 1980s, when he was in his teens, the African-born future model and actor was a homeless youth in Paris. ‘I lived on the streets for some time – fighting for survival, searching out nothing more than my daily necessities for a meager existence. In the ‘wintertime, when I didn’t have enough warm clothes to sustain the harsh weather outside, I was sent to a juvenile prison to spend the night. It was three or four years before I was discovered on the street by a fashion designer [Thierry Mugler] and my life started to turn around, eventually.’
‘It’s not something I think about every day, thank God. But it’s something that oftentimes hits me again,’ he said, adding, ‘It’s good to think about it sometimes, to remember where you came from.’”
With humble beginnings such as those, it’s a wonder that he can even stomach Kimora’s lavish over-the-top-ness. It’s nice to see him giving back though. We’ve said it before, but that Kimora is one lucky lady.
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