updated 12/02/2009 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/02/2009 AT 12:45 PM ET
Life’s decked with boughs of holly for Kimora Lee Simmons and husband Djimon Honsou, who show off their family Christmas portrait in Page Six Magazine out Thursday.
Simmons, 34, also boasts about her skills in creating a traditional holiday home for her husband, 45, and kids Ming Lee, 9, Aoki Lee, 7, and 5-month-old Kenzo at their house in New Jersey.
“I bake. I make a great German chocolate cake. Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a great baker, the best,” she tells the magazine. “When I bake something, I swear to god, it’s gone before it hits the plate.”
Regarding rumors that their marriage last summer in Benin wasn’t strictly legitimate, Simmons says it’s hogwash.
“The girls were there, and we had a wonderful time,” she says. “It was very calm, family-motivated and spiritual.”
And they certainly seem to be leading a happy married life.
“Djimon and I enjoy discussing anything from politics to wine, and we have enriching, private, happy, balanced lives together,” she says. “That’s probably the thing that would shock people most: We do things like go to the grocery store and have fun with our kids. We’re a normal family, doing the best we can.”