Kimora's Russell Recon Smooth as Butter

9/11/2007 7:15 PM PDT
Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou have been notably cloak-and-dagger about their relationship, going so far as to post waiters and heavies to keep things on the (relative) DL.

And last night, according to a TMZ spy, the cagey pair pulled up to Butter but -- oops -- they spotted a parked Maybach belonging to Kimora's estranged hubby Russell Simmons. Looking to avoid an awkward moment, Kimora's wheelman sidled up to Russell's driver and asked him whether Russell was inside with a galpal.

When the answer came back negative, Djimon and Kimora strolled in, and later, Mr. Simmons emerged by himself, letting his ex and her beau have some time to canoodle in peace.