Sean “Diddy” Combs is ready to discuss the tragic loss of his former girlfriend Kim Porter. The music mogul covers the Mother’s Day issue of Essence with his daughters, and he spoke to the magazine about the effect the sudden death had on him and his family.
Porter died of pneumonia in November at the age of 47. She was the mother of three of Diddy’s children; 12-year-old twins D’lIla Star and Jessie James, and 21-year-old Christian. Quincy Brown is her 27-year-old son with singer Al B. Sure. Combs is also father of 25-year-old son Justin and 13-year-old daughter Chance from previous relationships.
In the candid interview, Diddy reveals he “jumped into mommy mode” following Kim’s passing. He also revealed the last conversation he had with his longtime friend and former girlfriend.
Diddy recalled, “That day turned my world upside down. Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well. She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick. One night I was checking on her, and she was like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ She actually said that to me before she died.”
Diddy has honored Kim on social media over the past few months. He posted an old shot of them together on March 30, expressing how much he misses and loved her, while recalling a memory about their early days as a couple. He wrote, “This picture will go down in history as the first time I said she was MINE!!!! AND THE FIRST TIME I TOLD HER I LOVE HER, little did I know I was hers.”
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I remember Kim flying to see me on the set of can’t nobody hold me down. She took like a 12 hour flight to LA and 3 hour ride to the desert. With no complaints. Was always ride or die. From day 1! I called her BONNIE AND I WAS CLYDE! This picture will go down in history as the first time I said she was MINE!!!! AND THE FIRST TIME I TOLD HER I LOVE HER, little did I know I was hers. Miss you BONNIE ❤️ and will forever. Maaaaan life is beautiful to have had these experiences. Love you baby. @ladykp 🖤
He’s also shared many heartfelt photos and videos of his family time over the past few months, including an Easter Sunday get-together and an adorable clip of his twin girls prepping for a talent show.
“My family was always first, but there are countless times when I chose work over everything else,” Diddy revealed to Essence. “But every day I can hear her telling me to go and spend some time with the kids and make sure everybody’s all right, like she would do. I’m just a lot more present, and, most important, now my kids come before anything else in my life.”