In November of last year, we were met with the unfortunate news that Kim Porter, the ex-partner and co-parent of Diddy's children, had passed away. It wasn't clear how the late actress and model passed away, and while there was an investigation in place shortly after she died, nothing was released publicly. Until now. As it was reported, Kim Porter's cause of death died of pneumonia, according to the Los Angeles County Corner. She was only 47.
According to CNN, Kim Porter was reportedly found dead in her house located in the Toluca Lake neighborhood. It wasn't known at the time what was the cause of her death, but it's clear that it came as a grave and shocking surprise to many people -- most especially, her loved ones, including her ex and the father of her children, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and their young children. Shortly after the news was made public, Combs wrote a heartfelt tribute to the late Kim Porter, where he said he was going to try to "find the words" to "explain their unexplainable relationship." He was clearly very sorrowful.
Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kim Porter first started dating around the mid '90s, and their relationship was on-and-off throughout the years since then. It was a relationship that ultimately spanned nearly 13 years, but they stopped dating for good in 2007. Still, they reportedly remained connected in each other's lives, and Combs claimed she was his "partner" in many different ways, despite no longer being romantically together for more than a decade.
To be more specific, here's what Diddy wrote on social media about their relationship, trying to the best of his ability at the time to explain the unexplainable relationship -- as the musician/actor described it -- that they shared during their years together-- even when they sometimes a bit fraught.
We were more than friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love
Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kim Porter shared three children together: Christan (20) and twins D'Lila Star and Jessie James (11). Additionally, Quincy, Porter's older son from a previous relationship, was also reportedly raised by Diddy as though the child were, in fact, his own. Diddy is also the father of Justin (25) and Chance (12) from other, separate relationships away from his life with Kim Porter. Surely, it is a difficult time for everyone in the family.
While it's certainly difficult to be welcomed with this news, it might bring some comfort to know that Kim Porter's death didn't involve foul play, and that she was simply the victim of a lethal illness that took her from this world too soon. In any case, our thoughts continue to go out to Sean "Diddy" Combs and the rest of the family and friends who find themselves grieving after this unexpected, ultimately untimely death. She was gone too soon.