Although Sean "Diddy" Combs and his former boyfriend Kim Porter broke up in 2007, the entrepreneur was always there for their children.
The couple, who began dating in the 90s, had three children together in the whole relationship: the Christian daughter, 20 and 11, twins Diana Lila and Jessie James. In addition, Combs picked up Quincy, Porter's eldest son, 27 years old and considered him a son.
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In 2017, Quincy told them PEOPLE Combs is not just his father, but he is also "a friend, a teacher and a therapist."
"The biggest lesson my father has taught me is not to focus on the fact that" no, "Quincy said," This is not your gas in the car, which should make you fight. "
Echoed Christian, who takes his father to the music industry: "He's the boss of what he's doing in terms of music. He oversees everything, he's a leader, we have a close relationship."
Kim Porter and Sean "Diddy" Combs with Quincy Brown, Christian Combs and Justin Combs
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Combs also enjoys a close relationship with his twin daughters, often referred to as "children" on social media.
Presented for all the important steps in the life of his children, in September, the proud father announced that his twin girls have already begun middle school.
Porter and Combs broke up in 1999 and fought in court for child support for the Christian, whom they welcomed at the beginning of that year. Combs continued to meet Jennifer Lopez two years before he and Porter got together in 2003. They split up for the last time in 2007, a few months after they met their twin daughters.
However, over the years parents have maintained an amiable relationship – with Diddy saying PLANE in 2008, that they were "best friends" – while they continued to co-opt the children.
In 2006, Combs met daughter Chance with Sarah Chapman. Combs is also the father of the 24-year-old Justin, with former girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim.
"There are nice people, with lots of love in their hearts," Combs said before the men of his six strong chicks. "I am the luckiest man in the world."
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Combs continues to spend a lot of time with the children I share with Parker.
In September, all three girls from Combs accompanied the musical mogul to take a concert of Beyonce and "Uncle Jay".
Earlier this year, Combs's "queens" accompanied their father to the Kentucky Derby.
All Parker and Combs' children also went out in October to support a screening of Quincy's new Netflix movie Holiday calendar.
"When The Whole #Qrew appears for @Quincy screening in NETFLIX CALENDAR Christmas, you have to see …, I laughed, I complained that I got into the spirit of the holidays, but especially I saw @ quincy living the dream "Parker wrote alongside a series of family group photos at the time.
Diddy's children were also at hand to celebrate the 49th anniversary celebration in which he jumped out of a plane – and landed at the Playboy Mansion.
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The Sheriff office in Los Angeles has confirmed Porter's death in a statement explaining that the authorities responded to a death investigation at 11:40 in Lake Toluca, California, where they found a woman not responding to the residence.
Porter was declared dead at the scene.
The cause of death is undetermined at this time. According to an emergency call sent by TMZ, call 911 entered as a cardiac arrest. While it is still unclear what caused Porter's death, a source said he suffered from pneumonia for several weeks.
"Diddy is devastated and shocked," a PEOPLE source said. "He and Kim were still very close friends and co-parents, even if their romantic relationship did not work."
The source adds: "They were still a family."