Kim Porter was a former model and famous for being the former partner of Sean “Puffy” Combs, the hip hop producer.


Kim Porter was born as Kimberly Porter in Columbus, Georgia. Her date of birth is not available because she never shared that piece of sensitive information.. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1988. After her graduation, she decided to move from her home town and to the big city of  Atlanta to pursue her dream of modeling. She was proud of her hometown but she knew that she needed to head elsewhere to make it big.

Modeling Career

Kim Porter started her career in modeling by appearing on the cover pages of numerous publications such as Elle and Marie Claire. She also became the muse for fashion and beauty brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Revlon. Her television appearance includes shows like Law & Order, Wicked Wicked Games. She also appeared in films like The Brothers and Mama, I Want to Sing.

Kim Porter was made for modeling because of her distinctive features like black ethnicity, black hair and Japanese features. She looks very beautiful and attractive. She has an understanding nature and has a strong personality; both emotionally and physically.“She is very talented, beautiful and smart,” said Hill Harper, co-actor of the movie Mama, I Want to Sing.

Love Life and Relationship with the King of Bad Boys

Kim porter’s dating life started after she met Al B. Sure soon after her move to Atlanta. They fell in love and started dating each other. During the course of their relationship Kim got pregnant and the couple had a baby boy whom they named after the famous musician named Quincy Jones, who was Kim’s mentor. However, the love journey of Porter and Sure soon came to an end.  

After an emotional breakup with Sure, Porter met Sean Puffy Combs, the head of Bad Boy Records.  Sean immediately fell in love with her, but didn’t make any move because he was unsure if she would accept his advances.. He once said, “Kim made me nervous.” However, Porter took her time and enjoying Teasing Sean. The couple finally started dating in 1996.

Combs originally broke into the music scene was Puff Daddy in the mid 90s. During that era, there was a top hip hop rapper named Biggie Smalls that was very popular. Before he made it, he would rap in front of liquor stores and town parties. When Puff Daddy signed the rising star to his record label, he put all of his marketing resources into making sure that people were aware of his star pupil. Biggie Smalls became a huge success before he was murdered.


His death came after the death of his rival, Tupac Shakur who was gunned down in the same way that Biggie Smalls was. They both were killed while they were in traveling cars. After his money maker passed away, Puff Daddy became a household name because of his tributes to his slain friend. He sampled an old song by The Police and used the beat to create a rap song called I’ll Be Missing You. In the music video, Puff Daddy enlists the help of many hip hop artists who wanted to pay their respects to Biggie Smalls.

With the newfound momentum, Puff Daddy shifted the mission of his record label. When he was promoting Biggie Smalls, he thought he would just stay behind in the scenes and in the background as Biggie Smalls carried their record label. He became a public figure after the success of his tribute songs to Biggie Smalls. He decided that he would become a permanent rapper. A lot of people didn’t respect his rapping ability but they gave him credit for being a music producer.

Puffy went on to have a very successful career that included reinventing himself whenever he had a new challenge like creating music for movie soundtracks. Once he accomplished all he could in the hip hop game, he decided to expand his business to include a clothing line and alcoholic drinks.

Kim’s relationship with Combs was much more loving and serious than it was with Sure. She found a life partner in Sean and felt that he would always be there for her. He was her first serious relationship and she had full trust in him. Kim had had a baby boy with Sean Combs and they named him Christian Casey Combs. The couple then had twin daughters on December 21, 2006. They named their twins, D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs after Kim’s great grandmothers. They now had a full bunch with three children. It was something that Kim always dreamed about. She always wanted a loving family life with a man that she could call her guiding light.

End of the Road

After enjoying on and off relationship for more than a decade, Kim and Sean finally broke up in July 2007. It was a mutual split and they left each other with the best wishes for each other’s lives and careers. Their relationship just wasn’t working out and there wasn’t any way to fix it. Kim said that they tried their best but they came to a point where they realized the truth. The truth was that as much as they wanted to believe it, they weren’t a good fit. Since they had children together, they wanted to make it work. They didn’t want to give up but in the end, it would be too much of a hassle and unnecessary effort to stay together since they no longer were in love. They needed closure and they got that when they broke up.

After the news broke, Kim took some time before she revealed that  Combs cheated on her by fathering another baby with another woman. She described the moment that she was fed up and wanted to end things, "As Black women we sacrifice, we stand by our man, through thick and thin, through whatever. But if you feel like, 'Maybe I am getting the short end of the stick,' that's when a change has to take place."

Last Modified: Mar 14, 2020

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