Hounsou spoke at the Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations on Tuesday, September 22, 2009.
On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, meaning "Three" (Kimora's 3rd Child).
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Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family in his native Benin in the summer of 2008, where the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony.
The couple were adorned in traditional clothing and used the ceremony, in the presence of Hounsou's family, to solidify that they are "dedicated to each other 100%." The two, however, emphasized that the ceremony was not a wedding.
He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Soon after arriving in France, Hounsou dropped out of school and became homeless for a time.
A chance meeting with a photographer led to Hounsou being introduced to fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who encouraged Hounsou to pursue a modeling career.