Throughout all councils and relatives, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kim Porter always stayed close.
Porter, who is dating Combs for many years, was found dead in her home on Thursday. She was 47 years old.
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The Sheriff of Los Angeles Office confirmed the death of Porter in a statement, explaining that officers responded to a death investigation at 11:40 a.m. in Toluca Lake, California, where they had a disproportionate lack at home.
Porter was said to have died in the scene.
Although Diddy has not yet commented on his passing, a source told PEOPLE that he was "damaged and surprised".
"He and Kim were still close friends and parents although their romance relationship did not work," the source continued. "They were still a family."
Look back on their relationship.
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Relationship Again Again
The couple, who began dating in the 90s, welcomed their first child with a couple in 1998 – a son of the name Christian Casey.
Porter and Combs began in 1999 and fought in court for the help of children to Christian. Combs went on to Jennifer Lopez for two years before he and Porter decided in 2003.
In December 2006, the two daughters were welcomed to two daughters, Lila Star and Jessie James.
Porter was also the son of the son of Quincy Brown, 27, of a previous relationship with Al B. Sure's music producer. When Quincy was only 3 years old, Combs came up with him.
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There was no wedding in the cards
In an interview to EssenceCombs announced that he had no plans to marry Porter in December 2006. "I know she deserves marriage, but I'm not ready," he said. "It's not a reflection on how much I can love Kim. That's how I'm learning how to be a good girlfriend. When I have finished with this step, I'll move on i next. "
Less than a year later, the couple shared the last time.
The Final Sharing
Combs and Porter shared well in 2007.
"In finishing this relationship, it made a decision that was best for me, Sean and family. I look forward to moving on with my life and career, and wish him prosperity, health and happiness in life and in love We will continue to be friends and parents dedicated to children, "said Porter in a statement at the time.
That same year, Porter opened for their cuts with Essence magazine, explaining why he chose to wait for Combs to leave the town before packing all its stuff – including the kitchen table.
"I wanted to be dramatic. I wanted him to know that I did not break it for two weeks – or maybe I left for two days. If I pack everything – twins and everyone – it's & # 39; It means that I'm out! Puffy is a person acting, not a person to speak. So I have to act. Saying to them, "Babe, I'll leave, and not He did it, "she explained.
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In the same thing Essence He also interviewed Porter that their relationship turned back when she was still pregnant with the couple's twins, and she told her that Combs had had a baby with another woman recently.
"It is not an original script. This is not the first man who has deceived it. This is not the first man who has had a baby outside his relationship. is the origin of this, but at the moment in my life – I have women now – there's a different program. "
Eventually, Combs dealt with Porter with the news, but said he was after they were born.
"He told me that he could have come into a situation and maybe he had raised another child outside the relationship and I said," Indeed? Well, I already know. ; I'm glad you've decided to be a man, "said Porter. "I liked, & Dude, this is so wack, I can not even respect you at the moment. And to me, once the respect has gone, I am do not even listen to you. "
In July 2006, Combs, daughter of Chance, welcomed Sarah Chapman
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Despite all the play, Porter and Combs were able to stay close through the rest of his life as they continued their parent's parent.
Even months after they first shared, Porter said Essence The couple are "friends" and that Combs "still calls me every day."
"We are committed to children even if we can not commit to each other," he said.
In an interview to JET The following year's magazine, Combs also praised Porter's skills as a parent.
"Kim is an incredible mother for children. We have been part of the lives of each other for many years and I have always admired his courage and strength. We are the best of friends. "
Over the years, the couple continued close – and co-parents are committed.
"I had three daughters, three boys, and they're really kind, great people," Combs told PEOPLE in 2017 for a great family. "They have a lot of love in their hearts. I am the most popular man in the world."
Combs is also the father of a 24-year-old son of Justin with ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim
Doning credit where credit is owed, the mogul is praising the mothers of all his children.
"I have been a great blessing to have some wonderful, amazing relationships that these children gave me to the very strong, intelligent, beautiful girls," he said about his exes. "Mothers of my children [are] my best friends My hat goes away to them. "
In the months leading to his death, Porter and Combs were as tough as ever.
As well as spending Mother's Day with each other, in October, all Porter and Combs children came out to support the screening of the new Quincy Netflix movie, Holiday Calendar.
"When the #Qrew Total shows for @Quincy screening of the NETFLIX Christmas movie CALENDAR HOLIDAY, I have to see … I laugh, I got the spirit of the Holidays but, above all, I saw @quincy living out of his Dream, "Porter wrote alongside a series of family shots.
That same month, Combs shared a sweet Halloween picture of Porter and twins, who was worn up like Run DMC.
Two of the latest three photos on the Porter Instagram page were also tribute to Combs.
In honor of her 49th birthday, less than a week before her death, Porter wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY @ GENIUS day of birth today, can you continue to be an ENERGY driving force that made DDU for you to be! Thanks for giving gifts best life for CHILDREN !! "
He went on to share a picture of Combs and children from his birthday celebration.