Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou
06/19/2008 AT 08:45 AM EDT
Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Honsou are "kind of" engaged, she says.
When photographers asked the designer, 33, and the actor-model, 44, to kiss on the red carpet at the Bel Air home of Maria and William Bell for Wednesday's third annual Loveday celebration hosted by Cartier, Simmons opted for a snuggle instead.
"That was more like a nuzzle!" she said.
So, are the two – who first met
in February 2007 – engaged? "Kind of," Simmons replied.
Asked if Honsou had given her an engagement ring, Simmons was equally forthcoming – and evasive. "Well, kind of," she said, "not quite."
Once inside the party, Simmons explained their attendance by saying, "My honey created a bracelet last year, and we're here for [the orphans' charity] SOS Children
, and we're really good friends and supporters of Cartier and their charitable initiatives."
Besides, she said, "It seemed like a great time to have fun and see lots of friends." And, with a good cause involved , too boot, "there's nothing better than that."