On November 15, 2018, everyone was shocked to hear about the passing of Diddy’s ex-wife, Kim Porter at the age of 47.
Now four months after her death, son of Porter and Diddy, Christian Combs has finally opened up about his mother’s passing. On Power 105.1, Combs says to Angie Martinez “One thing I never really told anybody right when I found out the news….I was shocked, I didn’t know what to do. My whole world stopped.”
He expressed that after this he got in the car at the airport and his song “Love You Better” with Chris Brown came on and that it was fate. He told Martinez “I know that’s her talking to me like making sure I know that everything’s okay.” He and his father Diddy have been working hard on Christian “King” Combs upcoming debut studio album. He recalls “That just made me feel that there’s still faith and I have to keep pushing.”
Angie Martinez says on Instagram “ I loved getting to spend some time with @kingcombs. He was honest, gracious and fly! “ And then says the full interview will air today, Monday, March 23rd on Power 105.1.
You can see the video here:
Besides this Combs has expressed briefly on social media about missing his mother. Ten days after her death he posted a picture on Instagram of Porter saying “I miss you Mommy” and on Porter’s Birthday, December 15, he posted a picture of the two of them saying “HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY I LOVE you so much MISS you soo much!! And Wish you was here for me to give you a Big Hug And kiss!”
Kim Porter is the mother to three of Diddy’s kids, son Christian Combs who is 20, and twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jesse James who are 12. However, Diddy claims Porter’s son Quincy from her previous relationship with Al B. Sure! as his own. Quincy too has expressed how much he misses his mother on Instagram saying “ You showed me how to simply live life and be happy no matter the circumstances. So that’s exactly what I’m doing. I miss you & love you so much mommy”.
You can see his Instagram page here.
Since Porter’s death, Combs and brother Quincy Brown have stepped up to help their father raise their twin sisters. From taking the girls to school to boat trips, Diddy and the boys are doing their best to stay strong and present for the twins. Diddy even shared his moment of taking the girls to school for the first time since their mother’s death. On Twitter, he posted a video saying “Today the journey begins. Thank you for all your prayers and support. I’m now a part of the 6 AM crew. This is mommy/daddy, daddy/mommy checking in. Yeah, so this daddy mommy thing is beautiful, I love it. You just have to get up early in the morning like real early, like early. So when y’all hear me say, ‘daddy mommy’ all my single mother, they know what that is, even know some single father’s got to step up and play both roles,”.
Porter and Diddy always managed to keep a close relationship even after they split in 2007 despite the ups and downs of their relationship. Days before her death she posted on Diddy’s birthday with a picture of him saying “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 !!”
Kim Porter was a model and actress. She was found dead in her home in Toluca Lake, California after reportedly battling flu-like symptoms for weeks. Porter’s cause of death has been reported to be from pneumonia. Her funeral was at Cascade Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia with special guests including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, Faith Evans, and several more.
Source: Essence.com / Instagram.com/angiemartinez / Instagram.com/kingcombs
Written By: Imani Maxberry