Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is ‘devastated and shocked’ by death of Kim Porter

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is ‘devastated and shocked’ by death of ex Kim Porter at 47 after ‘battling flu which turned into pneumonia’

  • Porter, 47, suddenly died Thursday after she was said to be battling the flu that turned to pneumonia
  • The actress and model’s cause of death, however, has not yet been confirmed 
  • Authorities arrived at her home around 11.30am after they received a call saying someone was in cardiac arrest 
  • Porter and Diddy dated for 13 years and they share three children together 
  • The couple first began dating in 1994 and split when Diddy cheated with J.Lo 
  • The pair rekindled their relationship two years later but broke up due to his infidelity once again
  • The rapper is ‘devastated and shocked’ by the news, a source told People, and said ‘they were still a family’ 
  • Kimora Lee Simmons was seen sobbing outside the Los Angeles home of her late friend and bridesmaid 

Actress and model Kim Porter passed away on Thursday at the age of 47 after she was said to be battling the flu that turned into pneumonia.

And her ex and father to three of her children Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was absolutely ‘devastated’ upon learning the news.

According to a source for People, the 49-year-old rapper maintained a very positive relationship with Porter.

‘Diddy is devastated and shocked,’ said the source, ‘he and Kim were still very close friends and co-parents even though their romantic relationship didn’t work.’ 

Shock: It seems Kim Porter’s ex and father to three of her children Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was absolutely ‘devastated’ upon learning the news that she had passed away on Thursday

Sad news: Porter’s LA home is pictured, where she went into cardiac arrest 

The source also added that Diddy believed that ‘they were still a family.’ 


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The model, actress and mother of four, including three children with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs – was found dead in her home on Thursday.

The actress and model’s cause of death, however, has not yet been confirmed. 

Kim’s close friend, Kimora Lee Simmons, 43, was seen sobbing outside the house as the body was removed by the coroner.

Close friend: Kimora Lee Simmons seen as Kim’s body was removed by the coroner

Throwback: Kimora tweeted this throwback photo of her bridesmaids from her first wedding to Russell Simmons. Porter is pictured far left next to Tyra Banks

Porter, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons are pictured in November 2003

Simmons was beside herself as stood in the garage alongside other loved ones to Porter, who suddenly passed away Thursday after suffering flu-like symptoms and possibly pneumonia for several weeks, according to TMZ.

Celebrities also took to social media to express their condolences as Rihanna wrote on Instagram:

‘This is heavy. heartbroken about this man. we lost a real one today, beautiful inside and out. so many will be affected by this, some won’t even know why…but the whole world was graced by the vibrance in your spirit.’

Mourning: Hollywood is mourning after the shocking death of Kim Porter at the age of 47 and celebrities like Rihanna took to social media to express their condolences

‘R.I.P to Kim Porter, I send my condolences to her friends and family,’ wrote 50 Cent. 

‘She was loved and will be missed dearly. I know Puff is hit right now, he loved her for real, soul mate type s**t. Chin up puff, Positive vibes only.’ 

Wendy Williams shared: ‘I just heard the sad news about Kim Porter. My condolences to Diddy and Kim’s families. Rest In Peace.’ 

‘Totally shocked. Kim Porter has left us. Too young. Nothing but memories of her, my lil bro and I goofing around in the lab with Al B. Heartfelt prayers/condolences to the family especially the kids. Sad,’ Tevin Campbell wrote. 

 

 

Special lady: Celebrities took to social media in their droves to pay tribute to Kim

Authorities arrived at Porter’s Los Angeles home around 11.30am on Thursday after receiving a call that someone at the residence was in cardiac arrest.

A source told TMZ that Porter had been suffering from flu-like symptoms and possibly pneumonia for several weeks. 

Kim reportedly phoned her doctor just yesterday and said she wasn’t feeling any better, another source told the gossip site.

Special bond: Porter and Diddy dated on and off for 13 years. They are pictured here at the 1999 Annual Essence Awards 

Stepping out: Porter and Diddy were seen together just last month as their entire family came out to support the premiere of Quincy’s film The Holiday Calendar. She is pictured here at the premiere with the couple’s two daughters 

Diddy’s representative confirmed Porter’s death and asked that the family be given ‘privacy at this time’.  

Porter and Diddy dated for 13 years. They share three children together, twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila, 11, and 20-year-old son Christian.

The model and actress also had a son, Quincy, from her relationship with R&B producer Al B. Sure!. 

Heartbreak: A close friend Simmons grieves with family as Porter’s body is removed by the coroner

Here to help: Police arrived at Porter’s home around 11.30am after they received a call that someone at the residence had gone into cardiac arrest

Morose: A law enforcement officer looks on as a coroner removes Porter’s body from her home Thursday

Hard to believe: Friends of Porter watch Thursday as a coroner removes her body from the LA home

Porter and Diddy were seen together just last month as their entire family came out to support the premiere of Quincy’s film The Holiday Calendar. 

Porter was an accomplished model and actress, appearing on the covers of Runway and Essence Magazine. 

She also made appearances on shows including Law & Order, as well as the films The Brothers and Mama, I Want To Sing. 

Diddy first met Porter when he was an A&R executive in the early 1990s. It was love at first sight – at least for the future hitmaker.

Porter had been at the studio with her ex-boyfriend AI B. Sure when Diddy first laid eyes on her.  

Hot couple: Porter and Diddy (pictured together at the Academy Awards in 2005) first began dating in the early 1990s 

Affair: Porter kicked Combs out of the house they shared and he went on to date Lopez (pictured together in 2000) for two years

‘I wasn’t trying to holler at her or anything, but I was admiring her – her lips, her eyes, her mouth, her shape, her energy,’ Diddy told Essence in 2006.

All the rapper could think was ‘I wish I had a girl like that’. 

Porter and Diddy were on and off for more than a decade, their dramatic splits and reconciliations frequently making national headlines in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Porter would go on to work as a receptionist at Uptown Records. By 1994, she and Diddy were a couple – and they were inseparable. 

‘We went out together, we ate together, we played together,’ Porter told Essence during the same interview. 

‘He would want me at the office. I would want him at my shoots. Our bond was so tight.’ 

Diddy, who hails from Harlem, was completely taken by how different Porter – a Columbus, Georgia native – seemed from the other girls he knew.  

Upsetting: Porter and Diddy first broke up when she was pregnant with their son – the same time he began dating Jennifer Lopez behind her back 

‘She wasn’t like a New York girl,’ he said. ‘She was Bohemian, mixed with Georgia-peach hospitality.’

‘I got the idea she’d like doing stuff like walking barefoot in the grass. I didn’t think I could get her to like me.’ 

‘She was smooth, you know, like ice. She’s cool and collected and thinks before she speaks. You meet a lot of young ladies, and they just don’t do that. Kim was never pressed. She was always in control.’   

But shortly after the birth of the couple’s first son, news hit that Diddy was dating Jennifer Lopez. Suddenly Porter’s name was all over the press. 

‘Everywhere I went, people were asking, “Are you okay?”‘, Porter recalled at the time. 

‘They were talking to me like I was really crushed. But I just had a baby. I couldn’t be somewhere in a corner heartbroken. I have kids. I’m a grown woman.’  

Porter kicked Combs out of the house they shared and he went on to date Lopez for two years. 

Family: Diddy is pictured with all five of his children. He shares twins Jesse James and D’Lila (pictured in black) and son Christian (in the jersey) with Porter. He also has son Justin Dior Combs and daughter Chance from other relationships

It wasn’t until Combs faced the possibility of jail, after he was charged with bribery and weapons possession, that he won Porter back again. 

‘I think the threat of losing his freedom forced him to grow up and take responsibility for his actions,’ she said. 

The couple seemed stronger than ever after they got back together, with Diddy even declaring that Porter ‘completes me’ and that she was his ‘muse’. 

But just seven months after their loved-up interview was published, Porter and Diddy had broken up yet again. 

And, much like the first time around, the betrayal happened when Porter was pregnant – this time with the rapper’s twins. 

Porter was informed by a friend that Diddy had another daughter on the way with another woman. 

The baby – named Chance – was born five months before Porter’s daughters. Her mother was Sarah Chapman, a woman in Atlanta who worked in fashion. 

Porter planned her break-up from Diddy for weeks, waiting until he was out of town before packing up the house.

It wasn’t until Combs faced the possibility of jail, after he was charged with bribery and weapons possession – that he won Porter back again. The couple are pictured here in 2004, shortly before their final break-up 

She took the cars, the nursery, the furniture – even the kitchen table. 

‘There was no other way,’ Porter told Essence in 2007. ‘You think he would have let me walk out the door?’ 

‘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.’ 

But the couple remained friends through the years, something Porter predicted from the beginning. 

‘You know how when two people go their separate ways, most of the time there’s animosity? It’s not like that with us,’ she said soon after their break-up. 

‘Sean and I have this bond, this friendship. I’m the person he can tell his inner most thoughts to and he’s that person for me. He still calls me every day and we talk.’   

The former couple continued to make appearances at red carpets and parties together and Porter made appearances on Diddy’s show I Want to Work for Diddy, which aired from 2008 to 2010.   

Diddy even gave Porter a shout out in one of his songs in 2010. 

His lyrics – ‘What if the twins ask me why I ain’t marry their mom (why, damn!) / How do I respond? – raised eyebrows due to the song’s title ‘Coming Home’. 

Diddy and Porter never rekindled their relationship, but he continued to shower her with love. 

He took to Instagram to share a birthday tribute for Porter in 2015, writing: ‘We thank God for you! Love and be clear! She’s set 4 life! BE CLEAR! Thank you for my beautiful children!’   

They share three children together, twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila, 11, and 20-year-old Christian. Pictured is Diddy with Jesse James, D’Lila, and his daughter Chance 

 

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