During the 90’s Kim Porter, was the longtime partner of music mogul Sean Combs and later became the mother of three of his six children. Sadly, she passed away November of last year. Kim Porter, a former model and actress, was well-known for her stunning looks and ultra gracious personality, both of which made the news of her passing even more difficult to accept for fans worldwide. Sean and Kim’s history dated back to the 90s when Kim landed a job at Uptown Records.
How Sean is handling the loss
The couple had three children together – Christian, D’Lila, and Jessie. In the months after her passing, Sean Combs has begun to express how Porter’s death has impacted him. In a response to all of the support that he’s gotten since her untimely death, Sean Combs said in an interview with Essence Magazine that “It’s a testament to who Kim was, how she touched people, the grace and poise she had, the way she changed a room as soon as she entered. She was unforgettable. 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.”
There’s no doubt that the music mogul’s life will be forever changed since the death of his cherished former partner-turned best friend. In the interview with Essence, Combs went on to state “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 am not even going to lie. On some level, I knew she was training me for this. I knew that I had to be ready to do whatever I was supposed to do if something like this ever happened.”
Lessons to learn
Since Kim’s death, Sean Combs has expressed how the entire situation has opened his eyes to what matters most in life which is family. The music mogul also stated in the Essence interview that his main focus will be children and loved ones during this difficult time. Using his experience as a lesson, we can all learn a few important lessons when it comes to cherishing the people who matter to you most before It’s too late. Moving forward Combs stated that he is now stepping into the role of a full-time dad which is something that is relatively new for him.