Diddy sat down with Essence magazine and opened up about what’s its like caring for his family after the death of the beloved Kim Porter.
Last fall, the world shut down over the horrific news that model, actress, and entrepreneur Kim Porter had passed away from pneumonia. While it’s been hard for the Combs family to recover, Diddy says they are picking up more and more pieces of themselves every day. Together Porter and Diddy have Christian Combs, DLila Combs and Jessie Combs. The two also had children separate from their relationship, which includes Porter’s son Quincy Brown and Diddy’s children, Justin Combs and Chance Combs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the interview, Diddy explains how Porter’s love for their children was a sign that she was preparing him for her death. “That day turned my world upside down. Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well. She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick. One night I was checking on her, and she was like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ She actually said that to me before she died” he said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I jumped into mommy mode. I sent people in every direction to try to make sure the kids would not hear about it on social media or the news. I had to get to the girls’ school and find Quincy, who was on set in Atlanta. Christian was on a plane, and I had his phone disconnected so he wouldn’t read it in the air. Every time Kim and I talked, it was about the kids. It was what she cared about the most. We’d check in as friends, of course, but we never had a conversation that didn’t include the kids. It was like some superhero sh-t. I ain’t even gonna lie.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀