Diddy is the latest cover star for Essence magazine, but he is not alone.
In this emotional cover, the rapper and business man shares ESSENCE’s May 2019 Power Issue in celebration of the magazine’s 49th anniversary, with his children, as he discusses life since the death of his partner and mother of his twin daughters, Kim Porter.
Diddy poses amidst his 12-year-old twin daughters with Porter, D’Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs, and his daughter, 12-year-old daughter with stylist Sarah Chapman, Chance Combs.
Diddy and Porter, who also share a son, Christian Combs, 21, were never shy about how much they embraced what he calls their blended “unconventional family,” which along with the girls also includes Porter’s son with singer Al B. Sure!, Quincy Brown, 27, and Diddy’s son with celebrity stylist Misa Hylton Brim, Justin Combs, 25.
Diddy opens his heart to award-winning writer and filmmaker (and longtime friend) dream hampton to share his last moments with Porter, the inner-workings of their incredible love story and how they plan to honor her legacy of love as a united family.
Immediately after her untimely passing, 49-year-old Diddy, tells ESSENCE he “jumped into mommy mode” and hasn’t stopped trying to keep his family together and strong as they mourn their unfathomable loss.
Photo credit: Essence Magazine
Photos by Dana Scruggs.
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye