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Diddy & Daughters Stun on Essence Cover, Talks Death of Kim Porter

Manuela Cardiga
Apr 25, 2019
04:02 A.M.
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Diddy posed for the cover of Essence Magazine with his young daughters as they prepare for their first Mother's Day without Kim Porter.

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Sean "Diddy" Combs and his children are facing a difficult landmark date as they prepare to go through their first Mother's Day without Kim Porter.

The musician posed for the cover of Essence Magazine with his 3 preteen daughters for the publication's 49th anniversary.

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A POIGNANT COVER FOR ESSENCE

Diddy posed for the cover with his 12-year-old twin daughters with Porter, D’Lila Star Combs, and Jessie James Combs; and his daughter, Chance Combs, also 12, with stylist Sarah Chapman.

The event must have been poignant for Diddy, who last graced a cover of Essence alongside Porter in 2016.

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A HARSH BLOW FOR THE COMBS FAMILY

On November 15, 2018, model Kim Porter passed away at the age of 47, leaving behind 4 children, and her devastated on again/off again partner Diddy.

Diddy was left to raise their two youngest twin daughters on his own, in the midst of his crushing grief.

Diddy's 12-year-old daughter, Chance, whom he shares with Chapman, was born just weeks before the twins

Diddy and Kim Porter/ Source: Cover of Essence Magazine

Diddy and Kim Porter/ Source: Cover of Essence Magazine

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DADDY DIDDY BECOMES "MOMMY"

The reeling Diddy stepped up to the plate and went onto "mommy mode" doing his best to step into the inimitable Porter's role as a pillar of the family, the heart of their blended “unconventional family.

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DIDDY COMB'S BLENDED FAMILY

Porter and Diddy share son Christian, 20, and the twins D'Lila Star and Jessie James, 12.

The family also includes Porter’s son with singer Al B. Sure!, Quincy Brown, 27, and Diddy’s son with celebrity stylist Misa Hylton Brim, Justin Combs, 25.

Diddy's 12-year-old daughter, Chance, whom he shares with Chapman, was born just weeks before the twins, giving rise to Porter and the rapper's breakup.

“That betrayal really affected Kim. There were days I thought I may have lost my best friend. The healing took time,” said Diddy.

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Sadly, though the couple was in a good place, Porter passed away before Diddy could reconcile with the love of his life.

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FRIENDS RALLY TO SUPPORT THE COMBS FAMILY

It is at times of grief and loss that the support of friends and family becomes invaluable.

In the aftermath of Kim Porter's untimely death from pneumonia, her friends have rallied around her bereaved family.

On the occasion what would have been Porter's birthday, one of her closest friends, singer Mary J. Blige, spent the day with her children and Sean "Diddy" Combs.

Diddy posted an adorable photo on Instagram showing Blige with D'Lila Star, Jessie James, and Chance, referring to the "Take Me As I Am" singer as "family."

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