Rapper and business mogul Diddy has created quite a large family over the years. He is currently the father of several children, although he once personally vowed to have no more children. At least until he was married.
Diddy has always recognized the responsibility and importance of fatherhood. The veteran record producer has raised six children who he shares with multiple mothers and he still describes raising them as an incredible experience.
“It’s really surreal to have six kids, three boys and three girls,” he said in an interview with Revolt. “You made them and they act like you, look like you, but they really, really need you. You can’t just have them and they will be fine. This is your most tiring job, especially for the mothers. But it’s the biggest responsibility you have. And for me it’s the happiest thing.”
But given Diddy’s level of ambition, adjusting to the duties of fatherhood might have taken a little while. In a 2006 interview with Oprah, he shared what he thought his children would say about him.
“They would say I’m fun to be with. On the other hand, they would say I’m very busy,” he said.
Diddy felt he wasn’t as available to them as he should have been. Especially since he wanted to prepare her for the world. It was something he wanted to change.
“I know what’s waiting for them out there so I want to be sure they’re ready. I also have to give credit to the two mothers of my children [Justin’s mother is Misa Hylton-Brim; Christian’s is Kim]. They’re both amazing,” he added. “We have a partnership in rearing. That is why they are incredible, pleasant, charming children. My children are my proudest moment. Like me, they’re chameleons, just as at home in the Hamptons as they are on the streets of Harlem.”
Diddy once confided that his six children come from three different relationships. Although he was not married at the time when his children were born.
“The opportunity to get married didn’t really knock on my door,” Diddy once quipped Friday night with Jonathan Ross.
However, he stressed that he does not support having children with a partner he is not married to. But his own relationship situation was not ideal when his children were born.
“I do not condone having illegitimate children, but that was my circumstance and I am a proud father and I care for them. I take part in their lives and take care of the mothers of my children. When the day comes I will get married.”
Despite this, Diddy made a promise that he would have more children on only one condition.
“I won’t have any more children until I’m married,” he said.
He’s been a little close to marriage before, but he’s not committed to anyone yet.
Diddy recently added another loved one to his large family. Not long ago, the rapper announced the birth of his seventh child Twitter.
“I am so blessed to welcome my baby girl, Love Sean Combs, into the world. Mama Combs, Quincy, Justin, Christian, Chance, D’Lila, Jessie and I all love you so much! God is the greatest,” he wrote on Twitter.
The newborn is named after Diddy himself, who legally changed his middle name to Love in 2017.