Rapper And Wife Settle Divorce Drama
DMX and his soon-to-be ex-wife Tashera have resolved their financial differences and have agreed to settle their divorce, BOSSIP can reveal.
The exes and their lawyers appeared Tuesday in Westchester County Supreme Court to announce the settlement agreement, though both sides were mum on the details.
DMX, who was wearing a diamond encrusted ring on his ring finger, told the judge that he looked over the settlement terms and agreed with it.
“Do you understand this is the full and final stipulated settlement between the parties?” Judge John Colangelo asked the rapper.
“Yes,” DMX, who was born Earl Simmons, replied.
The judge asked Tashera the same thing, and she also okayed the deal.
“Yes, I’ve read it all,” Tashera told the judge. “I’m happy with it.”
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed at the hearing, and neither Tashera’s lawyer, Joseph Daniels, nor DMX’s lawyer Adrienne Orbach would discuss the terms. DMX and Tashera both declined to comment outside court.
Tuesday’s hearing capped the Simmons’ sometimes contentious divorce action, with the judge putting out a warrant for DMX’s arrest late last year when he didn’t turn up for a hearing. The Simmons divorce case would’ve gone to trial had they not reached the deal.
The couple were married for 14 years, and they share four children. Tashera filed for divorce in 2013.
The Simmons’ are still not officially divorced. Their lawyers have to file the divorce papers by August, then a judge will sign off on them and the county clerk will enter the judgment.
The former couple seemed cordial with each other, even heading out for lunch together, along with their attorneys, after the hearing.
Jennifer H. Cunningham