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Sean Combs opens up to Essence magazine about life after Kim Porter, the mother of 3 of his 5 biological children.

Porter, 47, passed away in November after contracting double pneumonia while battling the flu.

Combs explained that losing his "soul mate" forced him be a more attentive father to his 5 children and Porter's firstborn child, Quincy Brown, 27.

Porter is also the mother of 21-year-old Christian and 12-year-old twins D'Lila Star and Jessie James.

Combs, 49, also has a son Justin, 25, with stylist Lisa Hylton, and 12-year-old daughter Chance with Atlanta socialite Sarah Chapman.

Combs said Porter always put the children's needs above her own.

When Porter came down with the flu, she sent the children over to Combs's house so they wouldn't get sick. She died on Nov. 15.

Her death came as a complete shock to Combs. He still hasn't fully recovered from her untimely passing.

The hip-hop mogul said he went into "mommy mode" after Porter's death. A role that was unfamiliar to him because Porter always assumed the child rearing duties.

"Before this, I was a part-time father, you know? My family was always first, but there are countless times when I chose work over everything else. 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."

The issue hits newsstands on Friday.

  • Coy little wink

    Go Brother love ?

    Still can't believe Kim is gone...

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • What???

    Pneumonia?? Flu?? Complications? Sounds like somebody may have gotten the MONSTER from a certain bisexual individual.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She died of double pneumonia. Nothing else.

  • more

    He may not be a great husband or boyfriend but he is a great father!

    Both him and TI always look very present when they are with their children.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    good to see Kim's girls looking happy. RIP to her, smh... so sad.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Yeah....that's what they call it these days....."pneumonia"

  • Yup, I said it

    I like that Diddy lets his girl be little girls and he's not trying to have them look like little Divas.They all are wearing cute age appropriate dresses and hairstyles. One of the twins is wearing Birkenstocks sandals with socks. He's letting them be children and that's awesome.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    These pictures are beautiful.

    So sad it took her dying to realize she was the one. I can only imagine how much she suffered while he was running around with cassie and j lo smh

    Those babies are gorgeous ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're right. Sean is letting them show their individual personalities. I wrote a post about the twins dressing the same when Kim was alive. She dressed them like clones every day. As soon as she passed away, the twins started dressing differently.

    http://sandrarose.com/2018/09/why-parents-should-stop-dressing-twins-alike/

  • Reina1718

    Off topic the bimbo online ranting about shaderm talkin about her husband lol ?????

  • Seldomseen

    Beautiful children, it always breaks my heart when children lose their mother early in life.

  • Topic Influencer

    Ive disliked Puff a long, LONG, VERY long time. He has made me a fan out here with his babies tho. They are beautiful. Raise your fam best to your ability sir. Applaud you.

  • ALLMINE?

    The black culture is screwed. The little dark skinned son thinks hes a "THUG".. ur father is worth close to one billion and raised u in Calabasas somewhere.. smh

  • Li-Wright

    Who is that? How do you know that?

  • Blak

    Once you call yourself a part-time dad and constantly going on as if you're father of the year, I can't take you seriously. If Kim was his soul mate he would have committed to her and he never did

  • Li-Wright

    On another topic, the Ebony mag and Jet mag are out of business. Bankrupt. Fashion Fair is out of business. I give Essence credit for putting the family on the cover and writing the articles.
    If Linda Johnson had foresight, she would have put celebrities on the cover of Ebony. She would have collab'd with Rhianna or Beyonce or even Ciara for Fashion Fair makeup. Essence is still alive and Ebony is gone. That's ironic.

  • Li-Wright

    Cause of her death is on file and on the internet.

  • Topic Influencer

    So sad about Fashion Fair man. Far as the publications, ALL print publications are struggling. Im actually a survivor of a layoff/downsize at a capital city newspaper. Everything print is going the way of the dinosaur and has been for over a decade. I took my buyout 10 years ago this past Sat. One of my old colleagues posted it on FB.

  • ALLMINE?

    U can't tell? Look at the boys ig..

  • Nina Ross

    That was real foul how he had those 2 women pregnant at the same time... so humiliating for Kim smh

  • Li-Wright

    OT: H&M is collab'ing with an African designer.

    "Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter gave Johannesburg-based
    fashion designer Palesa Mokubung her stamp of approval last year; the
    collab collection will drop on Aug. 15.

    Just days before her 38th birthday, South African designer Palesa Mokubung was
    confirmed as the first African designer to collaborate with Swedish
    fashion giant H&M. Mokubung will make history this August when her
    collection hits the shelves of over 60 stores worldwide, joining the
    list of high-profile fashion designers including Karl Lagerfeld,
    Alexander Wang, Moschino and soccer legend David Beckham, who have
    collaborated with the retailer."

  • StoneColdLady

    Puff seems to be a GREAT dad! Nice picture of him and the children, my heart often goes out to Chance because the focus has been and probably always will be on the twins.
    OAN: I think Puff and J Lo were meant to be together, neither have been “right” since

  • Nina Ross

    Jlo said recently how they never even lived together & mind you he already had 2 kids while he was with her?

  • StoneColdLady

    O...K what does either of those things have to do with what I posted?

  • NewNew

    Her voice is so irksome . They are public figures and people are gonna talk ish. Deal with it and stop complaining.

  • Reina1718

    Yesss lol

  • Yardgirl

    I have an industry friend and they said that JLo was the love of his life but he was into her more than she was into him. They also said that through it all, Kim was going nowhere. She was HBIC. I believe it.

  • dru and neil

    Are you out of your cotton picking mind? JLo and P. Diddy are not soul mates, not even close. I’m surprised they were ever even together to begin with.

  • Nunya Business

    Right. The twins and Chance look like triplets to me. Obviously the twins look exactly alike but Chance looks a lot like them and for them to be so close in age is crazy.

  • dru and neil

    To be honest I don’t think either one of those women were a priority to him. I think the only person he’s really concerned with is himself.

  • Nunya Business

    I think he mistakenly thought he had more time and would have married her in a few years after he settled into his 50s. That's just my assumption though. Unfortunately she showed him that he didn't have to be faithful but she would accept him back whenever he wanted to come back.

  • jazmine

    All he got is topless pictures and pictures of his family, girl and friends. What’s he doing thuggish? I couldn’t even find a weed pic

  • Seldomseen

    Say what nah! Fashion Fair out of business....I bet my mother is turning over in her grave.

  • teather

    The age appropriateness is what really warms my heart. It's so beautiful to see little girls be little girls. It doesn't last long and thereafter the party is over. It gets serious from 15 on.

  • MoneyMillz

    that person trolls all over different sites

  • Bashi22

    J.Lo was only good for puffy for a career mega boost

  • MoneyMillz

    She sold the brand to Clearview a few years ago.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I hate to say this about Diddy(whom I once partied with).Nevermind
    glad he has stepped up for his kids, Christian & Diddy almost look like the same person, He has some STRONG genes.

  • Bashi22

    True they always dress like little girls for real

  • T Willis

    ? how can they be meant to be when they never lived together... I imagine that was her point ?

  • T Willis

    Yeah plus Kim and Sarah look a lot alike.

  • T Willis

    Misa said something similar.. that Diddy would act petty if she needed his help in the industry, and that because she wouldn’t let him hit it or be his beck in call bish (assumably lol a shade to Kim P) he would just do little petty ish.

  • T Willis

    I like that his kids aren’t “gender fluid”. I’m sick of the phenomenon known as “gender fluid”. There are cool things about boys and girls... and sometimes it is appropriate to mix the two... but deciding to raise a family that doesn’t identify the separate genders ?????Ugh... but I’m glad Diddy has at least remained “normal” in that aspect.

  • T Willis

    Pneumonia can be symptomatic of other underlying autoimmune diseases... I ain’t saying she had “it” I’m just saying the two aren’t mutually exclusive ?????

  • Leigh Burton

    Part time dad? Us men who are not rich celebrities are full time dads 24/7 366 days a year!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    My sister died last year. Heart Attack. Out of the blue. That type of loss hits different. It touches your soul different. I swear that I truly believe Puff told those kids NOT to grieve. They have not been seen grieving. The oldest is 27. The others are young adults.

    I use to work Hospice so I know about grieving.

    Books. Work. Now personal experience.

  • dontgetblocked

    I feel for these children and I feel for Diddy. However, I hope this doesn't turn into a Biggie exploitation situation.

  • StoneColdLady

    So...you believe that you MUST live together BEFORE you can be someone’s “soul-mate” or meant to be together. I on the other hand don’t believe that

  • Yup, I said it

    It seems like Diddy don't play that PC nonsense with his kids. He lets his kids be kids.

  • StoneColdLady

    Maybe I am, but I believe that. They seemed like they were really into each other and neither have been “right” since no matter who they’ve been with or married. I believed he really loved her. Kim was the mother of his children and he knew that she would love him no matter what...that’s how I see it, but I could be “out of my cotton picking mind” ??????

  • Yup, I said it

    Right teenagers, when they start trying to sneak boys on the house. But if you raise them right that behavior may not start. I didn't have no rhythm, and didn't know it till I was in college. My parents would lie and tell me my dancing was fine. Men would see me try to wind my hips and move right along to serious twerkers.

  • ALLMINE?

    ? I wouldn't expect u to get it

  • MsPam

    It’s too late!

  • MsPam

    So now you don’t want to give up the info? Thanks BFF.????

  • WinterIsComing

    QUINCY ?

  • Malificent

    Some not all

  • Faithz

    Thanks for that, it will be great to see her new Line. It's god that people of color are given the chance to present themselves to the World in Designs and their new Line of Clothing.

  • Malificent

    No I think Chance gets enough attention. The twins needed the extra attention and now even more so. It’s hard to be a twin and share everything. Chance is an only child at her moms house so she’s good.

  • Malificent

    Exactly! He’s a narcissist. It will hit him all that he didn’t do when he’s old and gray and the kids are more focused on their lives just as he was focused on himself.

  • Malificent

    Or that he didn’t have to be faithful if he took care of home

  • Jamal Warner

    What's with the shade in the title?

  • Fire & Ice

    Ikr

  • WinterIsComing

    I’d risk it all for 30 minutes

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes, even when their mom was alive, they always dressed like little girls. I hate seeing children especially girls, dressed like mini adults. Let kids be kids.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You would have the footprints of 1000 young thots on your back as they try to take your position.

  • GrapeCrush

    You and your vivid imagination ??

  • WinterIsComing

    ??????

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Eager to see it.

  • GrapeCrush

    Misa didn’t age well. I’m sure he’s well over her now. This must have been way back when, lol

  • ClaireHuxtable

    The kind of "love" he showed her seems hollow to me.
    I want the whole bowl of ice cream, not just a teaspoon.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Geez. Sad to hear that. When I was a kid I used to LUV seeing our Ebony come in the mail.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Geez. Sad to hear that. When I was a kid I used to LUV seeing our Ebony come in the mail.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    The kids he has with Kim Porter all have that mouth ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    The kids he has with Kim Porter all have that mouth ?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Jesus hold my tongue.

    Bless him.

  • Logan Roberts

    Yeah guys always should've, could've, would've when the woman finally leaves or in this case die ?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    You a whole KiKi

  • TheCatLady

    I like Daddy Diddy. I have nothing bad to say. It's never too late to be a father.

  • currvalicious

    "The little dark one"?. Really? What does his complexion have to do w/your statement? His name is Christian Combs, you fuckin idiot.

  • TheCatLady

    Well, it's not like we see those kids 24/7. How would anyone know when they grieve? Should they cry on social media for us?

  • currvalicious

    I can't believe it either. Kim, Kristoff, Mac, Luke, Nipsey, Anthony Bourdain. Just everybody. Its so horrific.

  • the guest

    Justin is Diddy's first born and his mother is Misa Hylton. Misa and Diddy were the hip hop scene's first power couple back when hip hop first started blowing up.

  • lovelygamour

    is puffy part asian. all his women have been part asian. even jlo has roots that has asian in them.

  • xxxgracious

    Tell me about it. My son is two months older than his sister. I'm sick of his dads mom always sending pics of the kids when she has them on weekends and group texts me and the other mom. I honestly hate this shit and wish my son had a better father.

  • angelpat2812

    Diddy have some good-looking children. That Quincy is "fine" as ever! Smh

  • Miss Thang

    Well, bless his heart.

  • Miss Thang

    My brother is a part time dad ?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Ha! You know Quincy is not his...

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    I had no clue Diddy was "Lil Wayneing" it before Lil Wayne!! (having kids born the same year).

  • the guest

    Quincy is Al B. Sure's son.

  • the guest

    The twins are identical and it's amazing how Jesse is the spitting image of Kim and D'Lilah is the spitting image of Sean.

  • the guest

    Broke Kim's heart.

  • Jussjess25

    Im just glad to see the twins not dressed alike for once. ?????

  • Brooklyn23

    Lmfao sure isnt

  • Brooklyn23

    It's never too late to be a father.

    Denial is a helluva thing. Don't say its never too late, maybe in this situation it may not be too late but got damn the way life is short, sometimes too little too late stands true

  • Brooklyn23

    You made me scroll back up

  • Brooklyn23

    Were his kids suppose to grieve in public for the likes of you ?? who are you?? I dislike when people chat about how or when or where a person should grieve. Again I ask who are you?

  • Brooklyn23

    Really? Oh I know alot of non celebs dads that are deadbeat duppies nm a 24/7 as you put it

  • Brooklyn23

    Sad when you feel you have to give props to a person that's suppose to take responsibility of his obligations. THAT'S WHAT HE'S SUPPOSED TO DO silly billy

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I feel for the kids, nothing for Diddy! I’m glad they have each other, grandparents, and a dad!

  • Coy little wink

    Anthony Bourdain ?

  • Yardgirl

    Agree!!

  • free

    i don't believe he really LOVED kim; she was a home girl type. made him comfortable. stayed in her lane. i do believe he misses her presence like crazy. but he'd fugg over her again if he had the chance type thing.

  • T Willis

    If we’re having sex and have been “together” for over a year, then yeah, “meant to be”, would involve us living together ?????

  • free

    j-lo was hot back then. they wouldn't have made it very far together. it just got cut short so i believe he has regrets because there just wasn't enough time. she used him for his knowledge and owes her entire career to him.

  • free

    not that damn fast.

  • T Willis

    Lol yeah is was years ago... Misa is still beautiful to me ?????

  • free

    kim was the dumb @ss cause she knew he was messing with sarah. my brother even knew he had a chick in the ATL. kim purposely re-upped when sarah got pregnant. if sarah is the one we know about, imagine how many we didn't know about. kim was a doormat. the irony is they all knew one another and basically grew through their young adulthood together. i DO believe he told all of them he would not be faithful. misa went on with her life.

  • T Willis

    “The little dark one” ??... I cant stop laughing ... even though it was taken out of context... and that his complexion was meant to differentiate him from his light skinned older brother...

  • Yardgirl

    Yep that is what I also believe.

  • free

    lolololol

  • Yardgirl

    I can see it that way too

  • free

    lolol christian mimicks his father's personality. justin and quincy got other sh!t going on. they ain't really trying to be puffy.

  • ALLMINE?

    I would've said the "lil light one" as well. Grow some balls and stop crying

  • StoneColdLady

    Ok gotcha, I don’t believe that, but I see where you’re coming from.

  • Sha

    Looks just like his daddy. Spitting image.

  • Sha

    That's what I'm saying. Single mom's have been doing this for how many years? and counting. How does it feel diddy?

  • Sha

    What are you saying The little dark skinned son? first and foremost it is called BLACK. Very insulting, to call his son or any one son that. They are BLACK period and sometimes we come in all shades but never described as dark skinned, call it for what it is.

  • Tiff J

    Don't you mean the triplets? LOL They often all 3 dress alike. LOL

  • Tiff J

    JLo is the marrying/settling down type, and that's not who Puff is. They were never going to work out long term.

  • Ms. Cree

    Beautiful family.

  • angelpat2812

    Yes, I know...you are correct.

  • angelpat2812

    Yes, I know. Thnx

  • StoneColdLady

    Yeah I get that she’s her mom’s only child; however I still feel for her. Even before the twins were born she was an outsider the “world” was made to think that the twins were his fist female children hence their names after the grandmothers. I also know personally how it “can” feel being your mom’s only when the majority/all have the same mom....

  • ShWa

    I don't think they need to prove their level of grieving to any of us we don't know really how they are handling her death we do not live with the Combs family so it is unfair to say how they should grieve, not our place....

  • EasyBreezy

    366- love it.

  • EasyBreezy

    When you think that someone will ALWAYS be there....and they are no longer. That's gotta hurt.....

  • AphroKween

    Some of you "adults" are something else! People dont want to be label as "dark" or "chocolate" or whatever . Also, Christian is 21 if you listen to him speak you'll know his no thug.

  • yvette46

    Diddy been 49 for 5 yrs now!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I will not be buying the issue.. everything about this guy is always GRANDSTANDING! How long we gone hear about his "mourning" and his regrets? And WHY dies he think he's doing something special by being a father. Men don't and won't get special kudos for being WTF they SUPPOSE to be. If that be the case then my dad deserves the Mr Universe award!!! Look at him dressed like some dayum matador. Put those children through school, enhancer their brains and stop making fashion statements out of them. Everything is always about him! Smdh...

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I hope there are more pics just of Quincy in the magazine then I may buy it !!!!!

  • January Jones

    Kudos, he's being a father! :/

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ESPECIALLY when you have treated them like a doormat for MAJORITY of the years you’ve known them???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    THIS is the TRUTH!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Kim broke her own heart because Diddy didnt hide the fact he was a Woman BEATING dog! Lets not forget about Cassie?

  • Karen Brady

    LOLLLLLLL

  • TheCatLady

    I hope you feel better getting that off your chest.

  • Fire & Ice

    He is something nice. I would love to console him ?

  • EasyBreezy

    Yep; that'd be about right!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I think he and Jay Z are the same age.

  • ALLMINE?

    "DARKIE"

  • ALLMINE?

    Wtf is wrong with saying dark skin?

  • Yardgirl

    It totally is!

  • Jussjess25

    ?? they do?? I cant stand that.

  • monique

    Single dad ........

  • http://dateme-meetup.site/i0KgNUcIJoknds Callie Garp
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    You are nasty. For no good reason. Just nasty. I pointed out an observation that I had.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Nasty. I made an observation. Nasty for no reason.

  • http://meetup-date.website/CHO2Iy5TBdMds Corey R
  • Chocolate Bliss

    I have nothing bad to say. I called Puffy The Devil for years, but death hurts for everyone. I'm just glad one of the Twins are Repping Michael Jackson with those socks. Billie Jean will never die!!!

  • TheCatLady

    And you're sensitive for no reason.

  • Malificent

    That was because her mother got pregnant even though she knew Puff was with Kim so it’s unfortunate that her daughter will have to go through this but she’s a blessing anyway and I’m sure her mother Stan’s for her all day.

  • http://meetuplove.com/ekKAhRPoads zigzagchambers
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Just proved my point.

  • http://dateme-meetup.site/TBpJ239ZvxFRds justin