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Diddy Reveals The Last Thing Kim Porter Said To Him, How Her Death Made Him A Better Dad & How The Twins Helped Him Deal With Grief

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Diddy is opening up about the aftermath following his kids' mother Kim Porter's death. Find out the last thing she told him, how her death made him step up as a father and how their twins are helping him cope inside...

 

Almost six months after Kim Porter's untimely death, Diddy opens up about how his final conversation with the model/mother-of-four has made him a better father to their children. Kim Porter’s life ended entirely too soon, but her legacy as an incredible mother lives on because her family was the center of her world.

The Hip Hop mogul and his kids are featured on the cover of ESSENCE magazine's May 2019 issue. Inside, the 49-year-old self-made boss chopped it up with Dream Hampton where he shared the last words Kim said to him before she passed and how what she said constantly replays in his mind.

"Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well," he recalled. "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."

 

 

Diddy said those words stuck with him on the morning he got the news that she had passed away. Kim, 47, was found dead in her home in Toluca Lake, California on November 15h. It was later revealed she died from pneumonia.

The music mogul shared how he instantly jumped into "mommy mode" after finding out she had passed away.

I jumped into mommy mode. 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 onset in Atlanta. Christian was on a plane, and I had his phone disconnected so he wouldn’t read it in the air."

Diddy and Kim share four kids together - Christian Combs, twins Jessie James & D'Lila Star Combs. He helped raise her son Quincy Brown (who's biological dad is Al B Sure) and considers him his own as well. Diddy is also the father to Justin Combs and Chance Combs from previous relationships.

"Every time Kim and I talked, it was about the kids," she shared. "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 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 I heard the news, of course, but I had to ask myself, What would Kim do? I was scared, and 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.'"

Kim's passing caused him to step up in a major way as a father to his children.

"Before this, I was a part-time father, you know? My family was always first, but there are countless times when I chose 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."

While he's still grieving over her death, he says everyone is doing well.

"We have a great family. The way we’re handling it is together. From Sarah [Chapman, Chance’s mom] to Misa [Hylton-Brim, Justin’s mother] to all of Kim’s friends, the grandparents—it takes a village. We’re doing really well because her passing has changed us and made us love each other more."

 

 

Actually, the twins have been helping their dad with the grieving process.

"Of course, I worry about the girls. One day I asked them how are they being so strong. They said that, in a weird way, their mother had taught them how to deal with death. About six years ago, Kim’s mother [Sarah Porter] was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and we moved her to L.A. She passed away about a year and a half later, so the girls saw their mother deal with losing her mother. Now, ironically, they are teaching me how to deal with Kim’s passing."

That's incredible. You can read Diddy's full interview here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This issue is on newsstands now.

Photo: Getty/Backgrid

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