Kim Porter and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs remained family despite their sometimes turbulent relationship that spanned over a decade, and a friendship that was two-fold. Porter, a former model and actress, died from lobar pneumonia in 2018.
Since her passing, Diddy hasn’t been shy to talk about the pain he endured in the wake of losing someone he considered “more than soulmates” saying they were “more than best friends.” Though the two ended their romantic relationship, they stayed in each other’s life as friends and devoted parents.
Diddy was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 2022 Bet Awards where he performed “I’ll Be Missing You” in honor of Kim. In addition to telling the audience “I miss Kim”, he also gave a shout-out to Notorious B.I.G, about whom the song was written after his 1997 passing. His emotional tribute had viewers wondering what their thirteen-year relationship was like – they dated from the ’90s to the 2000s.
8 How Long Did Diddy Date Kim Porter?
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Kim Porter started dating in 1994, four years later they had their first child together, Christian. They separated the following year, and had a messy child support battle over Christian. While they were separated, Diddy dated Jennifer Lopez for two years before reconciling with Kim in 2003, and they then welcomed their twin daughters, D’Lila and Jessie in 2006. The couple split for a final time in 2007.
7 Was Diddy Going To Marry Kim Porter?
Sean Combs told Essence in 2006 that he had no plans to marry Porter. “I know she deserves to get married, but I’m just not ready,” he said. “It’s not a reflection on how much I love Kim. It’s that I’m just learning how to be a good boyfriend. When I’m finished with this step, I’ll move on to the next.”
6 Diddy’s Monogamy After Reconciliation
When Diddy and Kim Porter first broke up, he started dating Jennifer Lopez, and this put Kim in the spotlight. Because of his philandering ways, Kim ended up kicking him out of the house. Kim told Essence, “He was calling fifty, sixty times a day.”
Diddy declared that the time following their reconciliation in 2003, something changed, that was the “most monogamous I’ve ever been” he said.
5 Why Kim Porter Closed The Door On Her Romantic Relationship With Diddy
Kim Porter revealed in the Essence interview that she waited until Sean Combs left town before packing everything up, including her kitchen table. She explained, “I wanted to be dramatic. I wanted him to know I wasn’t breaking up with him for two weeks, or maybe leaving for two days. If I pack up everything, twins and all, it means I’m out! Puffy’s an action person, not a talk person. So I had to have an action. Telling him, ‘Babe, I’m leaving,’ was not gonna do it.’”
4 Diddy Fathered A Child While Kim Porter Was Pregnant With Twins
When she was still pregnant with their twin daughters D’Lila and Jessie, Diddy fathered a child with another woman. Kim revealed, in the same Essence interview, that she heard the news from a girlfriend. He did approach Porter with the news, but this was after their twins were born. His daughter Chance, with Sarah Chapman, was born in July 2006 and the twins were born December of the same year.
3 What Diddy And Kim Porter’s Co-Parenting Relationship Was Like
The two maintained a close relationship despite the drama that ensued. It was after their split that Porter told Essence they were still “friends” and that Diddy “still calls everyday”. “We’re committed to our children even if we couldn’t commit to each other,” she told Essence. They remained friends throughout the rest of her life as devoted co-parents to their children.
2 How Diddy Felt About Kim Porter’s Son, Quincy
Diddy first became father to Quincy whom he adopted at a young age, a sign of just how much Diddy truly loved Kim Porter. Diddy was Quincy’s primary father figure, he took him at around three years old and raised him as his own. Kim’s last words, according to Diddy, were asking him to take care of her babies.
1 How Close Were Diddy And Kim Porter Before Her Death
Prior to Porter’s death in 2018, Kim Porter and Diddy were close as ever. In addition to spending Mother’s Day together, in October all of Porter and Combs’ children came out to support a screening of Quincy’s new Netflix movie, Holiday Calendar. Diddy also shared a photo on Instagram of Porter and their twins dressed up as Run DMC for Halloween that same month, while two of her last three posts were dedicated to Diddy.
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