Is Russell Simmons Dating This Younger Actress Now?

Sugar Daddy Russell Simmons Dating Shannon ElizabethRus­sell Sim­mons, 56, may be good at run­ning his busi­ness empire, but he’s also a mas­ter at land­ing hot young women—it might have some­thing to do with the fact that he’s esti­mated to have a net worth of about $325 mil­lion. The celebrity sugar daddy might now have a new catch to spend some of that money on: 40-year-old Amer­i­can Pie actress Shan­non Elizabeth.

The pair attended a Golden Globes after party together and even posed for pho­tos. Although their pic­ture looks pla­tonic enough, the rumored celebrity cou­ple was report­edly much more affec­tion­ate with each other as they walked the red car­pet. Con­sid­er­ing Elizabeth’s career has kind of hit a plateau in the past cou­ple years, it’s a good assump­tion that she came as Sim­mons’ guest.

Of course, this is just spec­u­la­tion, since nei­ther of them has acknowl­edged the rumor, but it wouldn’t really come as too much of a sur­prise if they are actu­ally the newest celebrity cou­ple, given Sim­mons’ sugar daddy dat­ing his­tory. Believe it or not, the 16-year age dif­fer­ence between him and Eliz­a­beth is a step up. Sim­mon was pre­vi­ously linked to Ger­man model Hana Nitsche, who is almost 30 years younger than him—the two haven’t been seen together since July 2013. Even Sim­mons’ ex-wife, Kimora Lee, is 18 years younger than him.


Nes­sif, B., “New Cou­ple Alert? Rus­sell Sim­mons and Shan­non Eliz­a­beth Spot­ted at Golden Globes After­party Together,” E! News web site, Jan­u­ary 13, 2014;

“Rus­sell Sim­mons Net Worth,” Celebrity Net Worth web site;, last accessed Jan­u­ary 14, 2014.

Photo Credit: Helga Esteb / (Rus­sell Sim­mons), Joe Seer / (Shan­non Elizabeth)