Diddy Covers Essence With His Kids, Reveals How He’s Coping With Being A Single Parent

Rap and business Mogul, Sean Combs AKA Diddy has covered Essence Magazine with his children. Diddy who lost his ex, Kim Porter in November poured out his heart to the magazine as he shares how he is coping with being a single parent. The 49-years-old rapper is the father to five children three of whom were borne by Kim. In the May issue, Diddy shared what Porter told him before she died. He said: “Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well,” Combs explains. “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. According to him, those words stuck with him on the morning of Nov. 15 after news broke that Porter had been found dead at her home in Toluca Lake, California. I jumped into mommy mode,”  Combs tells Essence. “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.” He continued with: “Every time Kim and I talked, it was about the kids. We’d check in as friends, of course, but we never had a conversation that didn’t include the kids. It was on some superhero s—. I ain’t even gonna 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. There was screaming and crying” when he heard the news, but that’s when he thought of Porter’s last few words. I was crying out to God — and to her — and almost immediately Kim’s voice kicked in, and I could hear her saying, ‘Make sure you take care of my babies.” On coping with raising the kids, Diddy shared that he went into full “mommy mode” after she died, this he said was a role he was not used to because Porter always assumed the child-rearing duties. He explained: “Before this, I was a part-time father, you know? My family was always first, but there are countless times when I chose to work over everything else. But every day I can hear her telling me to go and spend some time with the kids and make sure everybody’s all right like she would do. I’m just a lot more present, and, most important, now my kids come before anything else in my life. Though their grief will never go away, Combs says the family is doing “really well.”Photo Credit: Getty

 

 

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