Sean Combs, widely known for his monikers of Puff Daddy and Diddy has changed his name to Love. 

Throughout his career, Combs has taken on different names and the artist says they each define a certain phase of his life.

Puff Daddy was the name that accompanied him when he was establishing himself as a hip-hop artist. Combs said during those days he was young and brash and the only thing he knew was hip-hop.


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Later on, Combs took on the name of Diddy, which was also an homage to his brother Biggie. With this name, Combs reached beyond just hip-hop, putting his hands on several businesses.

Diddy made his way into several businesses and into television as a celebrity host and reality television host. Back in 2019, his net worth was estimated to be $740 million.

It’s not hard to see Diddy’s success given his presence in everything from media to fashion and business. However, Combs has now changed his name to Love, ushering in a new phase in his life.

And unlike his previous monikers, this isn’t just about him and his music but his attempt to change the world and “me to we.” He spoke more about his new name to Vanity Fair.

Love is a mission. I feel like that’s one of the biggest missions that will actually shift things. [I] was sent here not to just do those things that are kind of rooted in personal success but to be able to transfer to we, and do things that are real change and communal success.

Combs also took to Instagram to expand more on his name change. He shared he had been trying to find meaning in everything happening to him and around him for the past decade.

In search of that meaning, he stepped away from music and moved across the country to finally get closer to God and discover his calling.


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Single Parent to Six Kids

Combs is currently a single parent to six kids — son Justin Dior Combs (born December 30, 1993), stepson Quincy Brown (born June 4, 1991), son Christian Casey Combs (born April 1, 1998), daughter Chance Combs (born July 20, 2006), and twin daughters D’Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs (born July 20, 2006). 

Previously, he was parenting them with his ex-girlfriend, Kim Porter. The two dated from May 1994 to August 1999 and from June 2003 to July 2007. She died from pneumonia complications on November 15, 2018.


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Following Porter’s death, Combs revealed that his thinking had to change.

We’re trying to really just plan and see what we want to take the next step as a family. Because losing Kim and now being a single father-of-six, my thinking had to change. I had to really get focused on their future, ‘cause I know how rough it is out there.

Combs and his kids formed a company called Combs Cartel. The hip-hop artist said it’s their family business and a lot of their projects would go underneath that.