Kim Porter, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ ex-girlfriend of 13 years and the mother of three of his children, has died, a representative for Combs told TheWrap. She was 47 years old.
“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” the rep said in a statement to TheWrap.
TMZ which first reported the news, said Porter had been suffering flu-like symptoms, possibly pneumonia, for several weeks. A call came in Thursday morning around 11:30 a.m. and Porter was found unresponsive at her Toluca Lake, California home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Porter had contacted her doctor on Wednesday complaining she wasn’t feeling any better, TMZ reported.
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Porter’s relationship with Combs spanned more than a decade with several breakups and reunions. The couple started dating in 1994 and parted ways for the last time in 2007.
Porter and Combs have three children together: Twin girls Jessie James and D’Lila were born in 2006, and she had their son, Christian Combs, in 1998. Porter also has a son, Quincy, from her previous relationship with record producer, radio host and recording artist Al B. Sure!.
Porter’s last public appearance was at last month’s premiere for son Quincy’s movie, “The Holiday Calendar.”