The sudden passing of runway star, beloved mother, and industry sweetheart Kim Porter struck Hollywood to its core on Thursday (November 15).
An outpouring of condolences and heartbreak flooded the internet from all over the industry, including 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Russell Simmons, Teyana Taylor, Mase and more. As those who cherished her swelled fan timelines with tender memories and moments of Kim, they also opened even more spaces in their hearts for the closest loved ones suffering the loss: her children—Quincy, Christian, D’Lila and Jessie James—and her former lover and longtime friend, Diddy.
Understandably so, the family has not yet made official statements on Kim’s passing. And according to several reports on the Bad Boy Records’ current emotional state, the family will need more respects for their privacy and peace from the public now more than ever.
They claim that their sources shared information on his post-relationship dynamic with Kim as well. Their co-parenting relationship and friendship was healthier than ever, TMZ reports of the sources’ statements, and still functioned as a family for the wellbeing of their children. TMZ added that they also never had any “formal custody agreement” for their children either, always able to cordially work out accommodations as parents with respect to each other’s schedules.
The primary focus is on their children, Quincy, 27, Christian, 20, and twins D’Lila and Jessie, 11.
BET continues to uplift the Porter and Combs family in prayer as we extend condolences, comfort and peace in light of Kim’s passing.
(Photos from left: John Lamparski/WireImage, Venturelli/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana)