Kim Porter left behind a large family when she passed away at the young age of 47.
According to TMZ, Porter was found dead in her Los Angeles-area home on Thursday (Nov. 15). Although her cause of death was not immediately revealed, she was recently suffering from flu-like symptoms (and possibly pneumonia) and police received a call to her home about a patient in cardiac arrest.
Kim Porter’s untimely death has many wondering about her family—most notably her children with Hip-Hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. You can learn more about Porter’s family below:
1Kim Porter and Diddy dated for 13 years and they have four children together, including a son who is not biologically Diddy’s, but was raised by the hip-hop mogul.
Kim Porter pictured with her kids and Diddy in 2015.
Known as a “ladies man,” Diddy has several baby mamas. In fact, he has a total of six children with three different women, including one child who isn’t biologically his, but was raised as his own.
Diddy and Kim Porter dated off and on for 13 years before finally calling it quits for good in 2007 after Kim found out Diddy had gotten another woman pregnant (Sarah Chapman) while she was pregnant with their twin daughters D’Lilah Star and Jessie James (who were born in December 2006).
Porter gave birth to Diddy’s first child, Christian Combs, in 1998. Porter’s oldest son, Quincy Brown, was born in 1991 from her previous relationship with singer Al B. Sure (real name: Albert Brown), however, Diddy took Quincy in and raised him as his own son because Brown wasn’t around.
In fact, Quincy wrote a public letter to his biological father in 2009 and said this:
“I grew up without my father, an irreplaceable force and influence that was absent in my life. I watched other kids enjoy the embrace of theirs, and I searched for a way to reconcile the meaning of my circumstance.
“Albert Brown, also known as ‘Al B Sure!’ is my biological father, but Sean Combs, also known as ‘Diddy’ has been a father figure in my life for as long as I can remember. Sean Combs is the person whom I look up to and appreciate as a father. He is the one who [helped] mold me into the person I am today and [I] will always try to live up to his expectations. He has always been supportive of me and I will forever love and respect him.
“As far as my biological father goes, the ‘spitting image’ is all I have taken from him. Throughout my life, I’ve always wondered about him; Where [was he]? What was he doing? And most importantly, was he even thinking about me? The absence of my father has given me a better understanding of what type of man I am going to be. I am grateful for my mom’s love, support, guidance, and for her strength.”
2Christian Combs is a model and a rapper just like his mother and father.
Christian Combs is following in the footsteps of both mom and dad, as he is a model (like his mother) and a rapper (like his father).
Combs, who is signed with IMG models, has shot modeling campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and recently appeared in Tommy Hilfiger’s spring 2018 Tommy Jeans campaign. Combs also models for his father’s fashion line Sean John.
“I feel blessed to be a part of it,” he told Essence about modeling for his dad’s fashion brand. “To see it come from when I was a baby to where it is now, I’ve seen my dad put in so much work and it’s just great to be a part of this history. When I was younger, I didn’t take it as serious because it was just something that was a part of my life. I didn’t know how great it was to have a clothing line like this. But now, to look back on it and to see all the campaigns I used to do and the history that I was a part of… it’s super dope.”
In addition to his modeling career, Combs has also released music via his famous father’s record label, Bad Boy Records. Under the rap name “King Combs,” he released his first official single “Love You Better” featuring Chris Brown in February 2018. The song samples Case’s “Touch Me, Tease Me” and the video is a recreation of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “One More Chance” video.
When asked about balancing his modeling and rapping careers, Combs told Billboard: “I’m in the studio all the time and you know, the modeling stuff is like having one car you go and drive once in awhile, but it’s not like an everyday thing for me right now. Music is really an everyday thing.”
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