On Thursday, hip-hop fans across the globe were stunned by the news that model and actress Kim Porter had suddenly passed away. Porter was found unresponsive in her California home and pronounced dead at the scene.
Kim was a proud mom of four — a son, Quincy Brown, 27, with R&B Singer Al B. Sure!, and her three children with Diddy, son Christian Casey Combs, 20, and twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James, 11. As Porter’s friends and family began posting tributes and old photos of her online, one thing was abundantly clear: Kim Porter lived for her family, and spending time with her beautiful children made her the happiest. She was already their angel. The photos of Porter enjoying life with them truly say it all. Here are 15 of our favorites.
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Kim holds her son Christian close in this sweet family photo from 2018. Here, Kim and Diddy pose for the cameras with their beautiful brood.
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Kim with the four loves of her life, son Quincy with ex Al B. Sure!, 27, her son with Diddy, Christian, 20, and their twin daughters, D'Lila Star and Jessie James, 11.
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Kim and her youngest son, Christian, were all snuggled up in this throwback gem.
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Kim plants a pucker on her youngest son, Christian Combs, during the summer of 2005.
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Kim, Diddy and their newborn twins D'Lila Star and Jessie James were enjoying a white party in the Hamptons in 2007.
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Kim had two very special (and dapper) dates on the red carpet at the "A Raisin In The Sun" opening night on Broadway in 2004. They were there to support Diddy, who starred in the play.
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Kim often planned matching looks to coordinate with her little girls. So sweet!
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Kim and the twins show off their "hip" (hop) Halloween costumes. The girls sure mastered the art of the perfect pose, just like their model momma did.
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Proud mama bear Kim never missed a chance to plant a big kiss on her oldest son, Quincy Brown, who's the spitting image of his father, singer Al B. Sure!.
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Kim and twin daughters D'Lila and Jessie were pretty in pink on the red carpet at a 2018 Los Angeles press event.
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Kim and her kids were glowing in 2010 when paparazzi captured them spending quality family vacation time in the luxury locale.
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In October, Kim and Diddy were front and center and all smiles at the premiere of her son Quincy's new film, The Holiday Calendar. Here, Kim's seen posing with (from left) Diddy's son with his ex Misa Hylton Brim, Justin, their twin daughters D'Lila and Jessie, Quincy, her oldest son, his father, Al B. Sure!, and her younger son, Christian Casey.
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Earlier this month, Kim posed with her little fellow fashionistas at the premiere of the Netflix film The Holiday Calendar.
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Up until her shocking death at 47, Kim and Diddy remained best friends and proud co-parents.
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