It's been nearly six month since the death of his former partner Kim Porter. Today is the first Mother's Day that Sean 'Diddy' Combs' twin daughters faced without their mother.
Last night, the 49-year-old rap mogul made sure to make the day special - by inviting his daughters to their first red carpet appearance since his ex died in November from a battle with pneumonia at the age of 47.
The music mogul and his 3 daughters attended the Ladylike Foundation's Women of Excellence luncheon in Beverly Hills.
Diddy was joined by Sarah Chapman, mother to Chance, and Diddy's own mother, Janice Combs.
Diddy and his daughters were helping to honor the Ladylike Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to empowering and inspiring women from underprivileged communities.
Kim Porter was active in the Ladylike Foundation. Here's a pic of her and the twins at the event last year:
ESSENCE just released approximately 20 minutes of raw audio from Sean “Diddy” Combs’ emotional conversation with writer and friend dream hampton. As they speak, the rap mogul struggles to find the words to describe the loss of his soul mate, Kim Porter.
“Anybody that’s lost a mother or lost a soulmate it takes time. It takes time. They say time heals all wounds when it comes to mothers…I don’t think that’s the case,” Diddy said during their conversation, much of which was captured in ESSENCE’s May cover story.
Growing tearful, Diddy added, “I don’t think anyone would ever understand how hard it is to be a Black mother.”
Although Diddy said he didn’t plan to ever be this emotionally vulnerable with his fans, ESSENCE Chief Content and Creative Officer MoAna Luu noted the rap pioneer “felt that this piece’s potential impact on culture—and anyone who has gone through or is experiencing a similar situation—weighed more heavily than his personal fears. So, he ultimately agreed in sharing it.”