Where do broken hearts go when a loved one leaves us?
That’s the question that continues to plague Diddy after Kim Porter, the mother of three of his children, died unexpectedly from pneumonia last year. The music mogul honored the one-year anniversary of the death of the model and entrepreneur with a simple broken heart emoji on his Instagram page.
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It’s a stinging pain, that Diddy has admitted lingers with him every day.
At her funeral, Combs recalled the deep connection the two shared.
“I can’t put our relationship into a certain box. She always told me she felt like God sent her here to help me out,” Combs said, according to audio obtained by TMZ from Porter’s funeral. “I didn’t really understand how to love . . . and she just really started breaking down the exterior of any shell that I’d put up.”
Combs paused to gather himself as he remembered Porter.
“From the top of the year, I was going through a real dark time. I was really depressed . . . and she would just come over like, ‘Come on, Puff, you gotta get up, you gotta get off the bed,’” he recalled.
“As time went on, our relationship took so many different changes, from being boyfriend and girlfriend and being lovers to being best friends to being just straight homies like, somebody that you know you can count on. Somebody that has your back, you have their back.”
In May, he and his kids covered Essence and he opened up about the circumstances surrounding her untimely death.
“She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick,” he said. “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.”
Porter was laid to rest at an emotional funeral in Columbus, Georgia on Nov. 24, 2018.