Kim Porter was found dead in her Los Angeles house on Thursday at the age of only 47. Find out the details of the relationship she shared with Diddy.
No cause of death was revealed for Porter, but it was suspected that she was suffering from pneumonia for several weeks and had even seen a doctor about it.
Porter dated Diddy for nearly 13 years and the couple separated in 2007. They shared three kids: Christian, 20 and twins D’Lila Star and Jessie James, 11. Porter was also the mother to 27 year old Quincy.
Despite breaking up, the couple have remained in each others lives. Porter’s second last post on her Instagram page is a picture of Diddy and their kids from November 4.
The picture was from the family congregation at the Los Angeles premiere of Quincy’s movie The Holiday Calendar on October 29.
In 2008, Diddy threw Porter a birthday party and the entire family got together to support the singer on receiving the Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
They also celebrated holidays together throughout the years, including Christmas in St. Barth’s on Diddy’s yacht and a New Year’s Eve party in Miami.
Diddy also shared a photo of Porter and his daughters dressed as Run-DMC from Halloween this year.
Porter also recently wished Diddy a happy birthday, writing, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY @diddy, on this day a GENIUS was born, may you continue to be the Driving Force of ENERGY that GOD created you to be!! Thank you for giving me the best gifts of life our CHILDREN!!”
After their split, Porter told Essence that “there was no other way” to manage it. She added, “You think he would have let me walk out the door? He wouldn’t have wanted me to go.”
She said, “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.”
Porter also talked about why she broke up with Diddy, saying that his having a kid outside the relationship “was definitely part of it.”
She added, “It’s not an original script. He’s not the first man who’s cheated. He’s not the first man who’s had a baby outside of his relationship. He’s not the originator of this. But at this point in my life—I have girls now—it’s a different program.”
She established nonetheless, “There’s no ill feeling or ‘I can’t stand you, I hate you, don’t call.’ There’s none of that. We have three children together so that’s just not an option. We’re committed to our children even if we couldn’t commit to each other.”
A rep for Diddy said, “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time.”
Since breaking up with Porter, Diddy dated singer Cassie but broke up last month.