Throughout all the ups and downs of their relationship, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kim Porter always stay close.
Porter, who dated Combs for years, was found dead at his home on Thursday. He is 47 years old.
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office confirmed Porter's death in a statement, explaining that officers responded to a death investigation at 11:40 am in Toluca Lake, California, where they found a woman unresponsive at the residence.
Porter was declared dead at the scene.
Although Diddy has not commented publicly about his departure, a source told PEOPLE that he was "devastated and shocked."
"He and Kim are still very close friends and colleagues even though their romantic relationship was unsuccessful," the source continued. "They are still family."
Next is to look back on their relationship.
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More Inactive Relationships
The couple, who began dating in the 90s, welcomed their first child together in 1998 – a son named Christian Casey.
Porter and Combs disbanded in 1999 and fought in court for child support for Christianity. Combs continued dating Jennifer Lopez for two years before he and Porter made peace in 2003.
In December 2006, they welcomed the twin daughters of D’Lila Star and Jessie James.
Porter is also the mother of son Quincy Brown, 27, from a previous relationship with music producer Al B. Sure. When the Quincy was only 3 years old, Combs became a hand in raising him.
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Marriage Not on the Card
In the interview for EssenceThe December 2006 edition, Combs shared that he had no plans to marry Porter. "I know he deserves to be married, but I am not ready," he said. "This is not a reflection of how much I love Kim. I just learned how to be a good girlfriend. When I finish with this step, I will continue to the next step. "
Less than a year later, the couple parted ways for the last time.
Combs and Porter split forever in 2007.
"In ending this relationship, I made the best decision for myself, Sean and our family. I look forward to continuing my life and career, and pray for prosperity, health and happiness in life and love. We will remain friends and commit to parents for our children, "Porter said in a statement at the time.
That same year, Porter opened up about their breakup Essence the magazine, explaining why he chose to wait for Combs to leave town before packing all his belongings – including the kitchen table.
"I want to be dramatic. I want him to know that I didn't break up with him for two weeks – or maybe leave for two days. If I package everything – twins and all – that means I'm out! Puffy is a person who acts, not someone who speaks. So I have to act. Tell him, 'Honey, I'm leaving,' I won't do it, '' he explained.
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In the same section Essence Interview, Porter also recounts that their relationship turned sour when he was still pregnant with the twins, and a boyfriend said that Combs had recently fathered a baby with another woman.
"That's not the original script. He was not the first person to be deceived. He is not the first man to have a baby outside his relationship. He is not the originator of this. But at this point in my life – I have a daughter now – this is a different program. "
In the end, Combs did approach Porter with the news, but he said it happened after their twins were born.
"He told me that he might have made himself in a situation and he might have been the father of another child outside the relationship and I said," Really? Well, I already know. I'm glad you decided to become a man, & # 39; "recalls Porter. "I like, & # 39; Dude, this is so sad that I can't even respect you now. & # 39; And to me, after that respect is gone, I don't even listen to you. "
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Despite all the drama, Porter and Combs were able to stay close for the rest of his life as they continued to accompany their children.
Even months after they first separated, Porter said Essence that the couple are "friends" and that Comb "still calls me every day."
"We are committed to our children even if we cannot commit to each other," he said.
In the interview for JET the following year's magazine, Combs also praised Porter's expertise as a parent.
"Kim is a wonderful mother for our children. We have been part of each other's lives for years and I have always admired his courage and strength. We are best friends. "
Over the years, the couple has remained close – and committed with their parents.
"I have three daughters, three boys, and they are really good, great people," Combs PEOPLE said in 2017 from his extended family. "They got a lot of love in their hearts. I am the luckiest person in the world. "
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Giving credit where credit is due, the mogul proudly praises all the mothers of their children.
"I am truly blessed to have some extraordinary extraordinary relationships that have given me these children by these very strong, intelligent and beautiful black women," he said of his lesson. "The mothers of my children [are] my best friend. My hat goes to them. "
In the months leading up to his death, Porter and Combs were very strict.
In addition to spending Mother's Day together, in October all Porter's children and Combs came out to support the screening of the new Quincy Netflix movie, Vacation Calendar.
"When the whole #Kutipan appears for playback @Quincy from the Christmas film NETFLIX CALENDAR HOLIDAYS must be seen … I laugh I cry, I'm in a holiday spirit but the most important thing I have to see is @quincy living his dream," Porter wrote. along with a series of family group shots.
In the same month, Combs also shared a sweet Halloween photo of Porter and their twin daughters, who dressed as Run DMC.
Two of the three latest photos on the Instagram Porter page are also awards for Combs.
In honor of his 49th birthday, less than a week before his death, Porter wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY @diddy today a GENIUS was born, may you continue to be the ENERGY Driving Force that God has created you to be !! Thank you for giving me the best gift in the lives of our children !! "
He continued to share photos of Combs and his children from his birthday celebration.