American hip hop history cannot be complete without mentioning Sean Combs. Aka Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Brother Love, et al. Combs is a hip-hop mogul who has achieved a huge success that many in the industry can only dream of. P Diddy has an estimated fortune of over $820 million, and there is speculation that he could become one of the first hip hop billionaires. True, Diddy became a phenomenon through his musical endeavors, but instead of withering away like the rest when he stopped making music, Combs showed the world that he had quite a business sense. In addition to his breathtaking wealth, another aspect of Sean Combs’ life that attracts a lot of attention is his personal life, which this article is meant to address.
Age and Early Life
Sean John Combs was born on November 4, 1969, in Harlem, New York City, New York. He was born the son of Melvin Earl Combs and Janice Combs (née Smalls). Sean’s father Melvin died when he was just 2 years old. His mother had told him that he died in a car accident, but Sean as an adult would find out that his father was murdered because he was involved in a drug deal gone wrong at the age of 33.
Janice worked in various jobs to help Combs get all the way from school to college at Howard University. Combs was raised Roman Catholic and attended Catholic high school for boys, Mount Saint Michael Academy, which she graduated from in 1987. His nickname, Puff Daddy, dates back to his childhood. It was given to him by his peers because of the anger problems he had. Diddy used to huff and puff to make his body bigger when he was angry.
Sean Combs (Puff Daddy) Family; Wife, Girlfriend, Kids
He is overly rich, handsome, and famous, and there is a synonym for such men – several women and Seam Combs has had his fair share of girlfriends over the years. Although in recent years Cassie Ventura is the only woman who comes to mind whenever the theme of Seam Comb’s romantic life is raised, the hip hop mogul has had many other women in his life.
Three of these women have made Combs a father of 6 children, including an adopted son. The first woman for whom the media knew Sean Combs was Misa Hylton-Brim, a designer who was his high school sweetheart. She gave birth to his first son Justin in 1993. Justin Combs went to school at UCLA and played on the varsity soccer team. Combs was charged with assault in June 2015 for confronting Justin’s soccer coach.
Next, Combs began a relationship with stylist Kimberly Porter. Combs and Porter had a long-term relationship that lasted for about 13 years from 1994 to 2007, albeit only occasionally. Before the two dated, Kim had a son named Quincy, who was born in 1991 with her former flame, triple Grammy-nominated artist Al B. Sean was supposed to adopt Quincy after he was serious about Kim. In 1998, about four years after their relationship began, Sean and Kim welcomed a son named Christian, and on December 21, 2006, they welcomed twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James.
The relationship between Sean Comb and Kim Porter has not always been smooth. When they parted ways sometime in the late 1990s, Combs began dating pop star Jennifer Lopez, a relationship that became very public. They were even engaged, but the relationship began to deteriorate after they were both involved in a shootout at a Manhattan nightclub. J Lo claimed that Combs was cheating on her. The same crime would ruin Combs’ relationship with Kim Porter.
In February 2006, about five months before Kim gave birth to her twin daughters, Combs had conceived a daughter named Chance with Sarah Chapman. The news of his love child would put an end to his romance with Kim Porter.
When he appeared on The Wendy Williams Show in July 2017, Combs revealed that he had met all three mothers of his children in the same year.
Sean Combs was never married to any of his children’s mothers. However, many suspect that he would eventually walk down the aisle with his occasional girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, with whom he began dating in 2006 after the relationship with Kim Porter ended.
They first separated in 2008, but reunited in 2015 and seem to have been inseparable ever since. Only time would tell if she would become the first official Mrs. Combs. In January 2018 he announced that he wanted to have more children with Cassie. He joked that he was trying to get 10. Well, he’s lucky to have them all. He is famous for throwing lavish parties for his children and giving them luxury cars.
Although it looks like Cassie now has Combs’ heart, the rapper is still on good terms with the mother of his children. In an exclusive interview with People in June 2017, Combs described the mother of his children as his best friends, and there’s no doubt about it. He celebrated Halloween 2017 with Kim Porter and her son, and Cassie did well to give them space.
Is He Gay?
Apparently, the answer to that question is no. However, 50 Cent gave some people reason to be skeptical about Diddy’s sexuality when, in January 2018, he struck a blow to his fellow rapper over a now-deleted Instagram post suggesting that Diddy was gay.
During his appearance at the Breakfast Club Diddy reacted to the accusations from the 1950s and said that he didn’t take jokes from the 1950s personally. “I don’t even think about another man,” Diddy said during the interview. He added: “When I think of another man, I think of cheering him up”, thus illustrating his sexuality.