The complicated and tragic love story of Sean 'Diddy' Combs and ex partner Kim Porter.

Sean “Diddy” Combs has broken his silence over the death of his ex partner and the mother of three of his children, Kim Porter.

Three days on from her sudden death, the 49-year-old has shared an emotional message on Instagram and Twitter alongside footage of the couple in earlier days.

“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake out of this nightmare. But I haven’t,” the musician wrote.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much,” he continued. “Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship.”

“We were more than best friends, we were more than soul mates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SH*T!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love.”

Model and actress Porter, 47, was found dead in her California home on Thursday.

A source told TMZ that Porter had been suffering from “flu-like symptoms” for several weeks, however the cause behind her death is not yet known.

Despite ending their relationship over a decade ago in 2007, Diddy and Porter have remained close friends, working together as co-parents.

But the couple’s relationship was nothing short of complicated.

The pair first started dating in 1994 before welcoming their first son together, Christian Casey, in 1998.

Speaking to Essence in 2006, Diddy described the first time he met Porter.

“The first time I saw her, she was at the studio with her ex-boyfriend (Al B. Sure), I wasn’t trying to holler at her or anything, but I was admiring her – her lips, her eyes, her mouth, her shape, her energy – and thinking, ‘I wish I had a girl like that,'” he reminisced.

Kim Porter, Christian Casey, Quincy Brown, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, D'Lila Star and Jessie James Combs attend 'The Holiday Calendar' Special Screening last month. Image: Getty.

When Porter and Diddy met, she already had her own child, Quincy Brown. Quincy was born in 1991 to Porter during her previous relationship with music producer Al B. Sure. Together, Diddy and Porter raised both Quincy and Christian.

But just a year on from the birth of Christian, Porter and Diddy broke up as he went on to date Jennifer Lopez for two years.

During this time, Porter and Diddy battled in court over child support for their child Christian. But just two years after splitting from J.Lo, Diddy and Porter reconciled and got back together in 2003.

"That relationship wasn't real..." Porter said of Diddy and J.Lo's short-lived relationship.

"The world just saw the bright lights and the camera. But I knew what was really going on. He was still in love with me. He was calling fifty, sixty times a day," she said.

In 2006, the couple welcomed two more children – their twin daughters D'Lila Star and Jessie James.


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But five months before the couple's twin daughters were born, Diddy had fathered a daughter, Chance, with another woman.

After the twin girls were born, Diddy admitted the situation to Porter.

"He told me that he may have gotten himself into a situation and he may have fathered another child outside the relationship and I said, 'Really? Well, I already knew. I'm glad you decided to be a man," Porter told Essence.

In 2007, Diddy and Porter split. Despite their differences, the pair remained close friends up until Porter's death.

"Kim is an incredible mother to our children," Diddy told JET magazine in 2008. "We've been part of each other's lives for many years and I have always admired her courage and strength. We're the best of friends."

Just weeks ago, Porter shared a loving Instagram post in honour of her friend and ex partner's 49th birthday.

"Thank you for giving me the best gifts of life our CHILDREN!!" she wrote.

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