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In all my years, I’ve never seen people laud a couple quite the way folks do Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs. It’s truly interesting.
It’s especially interesting because they’re not a couple and haven’t been one for 15 years now.
Despite that reality, any time these two are seen in the same spaces or are even asked about one another, people reminisce about their whirlwind romance, which lasted about two years.
For instance, after hosting the AMAs on Sunday, Lopez celebrated with friends at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood. Diddy came through to support his former flame, and after being snapped giggling and embracing one another, it took absolutely no time for the headlines and comments to pop up about their storied relationship and a hopeful reconciliation.
USA Today said the former couple “look so perfect together, it hurts.”
And people commenting on the pictures of the former pair were still talking about what could have been:
“I loved them together. I feel like she may have been the only one who diddy would’ve married.”
“Old love never fades away. No man will ever love JLO like Diddy.”
“I believe he would have popped the question had the whole gun charge fiasco didn’t go down. I also believe the only reason he’s with Cassie is because she gives off a Jlo vibe minus the grown woman confidence.”
True, they were a cool coupling back in the day. So cool they were the original #relationshipgoals for people growing up around that time. Missy even referenced their relationship in “Pussycat.” They embodied luxurious living in their diamonds and furs, hitting the streets together on a motorbike way before Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill ever did. And they genuinely seemed smitten with one another all those years ago. When they broke up, he was in mourning via song (i.e., “I Need A Girl” — part I and II). And to this day, when they speak of one another, there’s nothing but love.
Like when Diddy told Access Hollywood that he was grateful to have had a woman like Lopez in his life, and that Lopez’s booty is “a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history, for real it will.”
Or the time when Lopez got flustered and blushed while talking about her ex after he made an appearance on American Idol: “Talking about 42-year-old Combs’ mentoring work, the singer took a long, uncomfortable pause when she had to speak her ex’s name. Laughing, she said, ‘I was going to say Puffy,’ then dropped her head, looking embarrassed.”
There is still some love there. But is there enough to get back together? The people want to see a reconciliation. The media would love to see it. But would J.Lo and Diddy actually want to see it?
Look, this is not ’98. And while the two sparkled on the outside, they, like all former couples, went their separate ways for legitimate reasons. The main one people think of is the fact that he almost got her caught up in some major drama in 1999 after that infamous shooting at Club New York. It was a squabble turned melee over a dropped drink that left Shyne with nine years to serve in prison, and Diddy with a rap to beat after driving around with Lopez–and a gun in his trunk. With the help of Johnnie Cochran, Diddy was acquitted. But after seeing that sh-t got a little too real too fast (and Lopez being a major star with a career that she had to protect), she ran for the hills.
And then there’s also the reality that she also had to leave that situation because Diddy made it clear that he couldn’t be faithful. Lopez told Vibe in 2003 that such infidelity almost drove her mad. I doubt she would want to deal with that again.
“It was the first time I was with someone who wasn’t faithful. I was in this relationship with Puff where I was totally crying, crazy and going nuts, it really took my whole life in a tailspin.”
And according to their joint interview with Essence in 2006, Diddy had been cheating on Lopez with the same woman he left (while expecting his child) to be with the starlet: Kim Porter:
The Lopez years — the couple dated from 1998 to 2000 — were so public, so humiliating, so disrespectful, says Porter, and what made it worse was that it was all a lie. “That relationship wasn’t real,” she says bluntly. “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.” Porter, who says Combs fell for a “big booty and a smile,” used to tell him that when he was finished with his “little Puerto Rican girlfriend,” he’d be back. But, in fact, he never really left. The entire time Combs was seeing Lopez, Porter’s phone never stopped ringing. “No one knows that part,” she says. “He was calling fifty, sixty times a day.”
And while trying to explain his indiscretions, Combs tried it:
“Do you really think that God meant for a man to have just one wife?” he blurts out. “Or a woman to have one husband? Do you think God meant it that way?”
Porter shoots him a look. “Do you really want me having sex with some other man? You want that to happen?” she demands.
“No,” he says sheepishly, “but God made us different.”
And let’s not forget the small (but rather big) fact that they’ve both moved on to be with other people, albeit considerably younger people (a.k.a., the “Cas” gang). Last time we checked, Diddy was still trying to make things work with Cassie (though her birthday message to him hinted at a possible split…). And Lopez is still trying to make things work with Casper Smart, who, may I add, was actually present at her after-party the entire time. He was even standing there when Lopez hugged her famous ex, probably thinking, “They were a cute couple–back when I was 13.”
While it would be cute if the pair got that old thing back, that “old thing,” as is the case in most former relationships, wasn’t all gold, Versace dresses and silk shirts, popping bottles in VIP and smiles. It was a complicated two years.
By finally throwing in the towel before things went too left, they were able to grow as people, and thankfully, save the friendship rooted in that former relationship. And that’s why I believe we always see them so comfortable with one another when they do cross paths. Not because they’re plotting to be with one another again on the low. Not every former couple who runs into each other is trying to jump one another’s bones or avoid each other like the plague. Sometimes, exes have the luck of being mature enough to not only be friendly, but actually be friends. According to Diddy, “She’s a great friend of mine, always will my friend.” And sometimes, that’s just how it should be and stay.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 16, 2015
In case you missed the memo, we have all become attention whores. It’s not 100% our fault, but the line between what is and what is not to be kept intimate has become a very hazy and foggy shade of gray. At every turn, we overshare life’s intimate moments – whatever that is. Whether it is selfies on the toilet, Snapchats of us brushing our teeth or sharing pictures of our significant other barely dressed for our followers, it makes me wonder: What exactly are we keeping as moments for and to ourselves? Recently, Kanye West updated his fans that his upcoming album title has changed to Swish. With the update, he included a few pictures of Kim Kardashian, his wife and the mother of his beautiful daughter, North. In those images, she was essentially naked. While Kim K. is no stranger to nudes or being seen naked, as a husband, what sense does it make to share your wife’s goodies with the world and fans? Regardless of her past and even recent decision to bare it all on the cover of magazines, when did we lose a sense of intimacy where our bodies, thoughts and more were only for ourselves and our husbands? Social media has significantly influenced the muddying of intimacy. For likes, men and women are shedding clothing, puckering their lips, and flexing their muscles. And while it isn’t every Instagram user, you’d be lying if you said a good percentage of your timeline wasn’t filled with men and women clearly “doing it for the ‘gram.” The need to utilize the most provocative images to garner attention is seemingly weighed as more important than keeping some things private. Diddy defended his latest ad for fragrance 3AM and said it was an attempt to show love as the new sexy. The “fantasy” he displays in his ad is no doubt hot, and sure, it’s nice to see him show some form of affection to Cassie, but the simulation of intimate moments between the two, is it necessary? “The concept for the video represents one of the things that 3 a.m. is for me. It’s a very one-on-one time. It’s a time to have fun and push the envelope a little bit. It’s definitely an hour where you would find yourself with a young lady. Anything can happen at 3 a.m., and in the video, you see a fantasy that’s in my head of what happened that night,” Diddy told Style. And now, every fantasy in your head and played out in your bedroom is being shared for the world to see. We live in a society where sex sells. It assaults us even in cartoons and Disney shows nowadays – you can’t miss the sexual innuendos. With reality TV invading personal space, it has become common practice to post bedroom selfies cuddled up with bae, or random images of you getting in and out the shower. But some of the best moments are best kept quiet. Some things don’t have to be everybody’s business – even if it will guarantee a few hundred likes and get a little attention. Then what?
Why make your relationship sanctified in the eyes of the law and God when you can keep it going for years and years as a glorified boyfriend or girlfriend?
Swap out a marriage license for a love contract detailing clauses – not vows – and if both parties “agree,” then voila! You have entered a contractual relationship agreement.
Or essentially, marriage with much less effort.
Diddy’s latest admission during a promo run at Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! of still not having a desire to get married is admirable. Think about it. We expect celebrities to skirt around personal matters when their opinions do not necessarily align with the majority. And yes, a majority of women would expect a successful, 45-year-old man to get on TV and say he’s finally ready to settle down with a good woman. But low and behold, Diddy is not. However, he is willing to put some things in writing, including financial plans and sign with his heart on the dotted line.
“I don’t know [if I’ll ever get married]. It’s the whole thing of; I think you have to be ready for it because it’s somebody else’s heart involved. That’s just a lot of responsibility and I don’t want to be going to court and having somebody interfere in my relationship. So I’d rather just do the ‘Goldie Hawn.’ But I will give a contract. I will commit to a contract, a love contract.
I’m talking about where there’s some money involved too if there’re any problems. You have to have an agreement. You can’t just love somebody, take them and y’all just part.
No honestly, I just don’t think I’m ready right now [for marriage], but I’m a great boyfriend.”
If this arrangement happens to work for Diddy and his longtime girlfriend, Cassie, then they should go for it. But I’m hoping we won’t look at this as a new trend to champion. The music mogul’s “love contract” is the 21st-century attempt at a marriage license without the City Hall trip and Say Yes To The Dress moment. All the perks of a matrimonial union without the messiness. But if Cassie would prefer to be married and have that commitment, she may be selling herself short.
I would love to see what their particular love contract details. What is written under the clause for infidelity? What happens if the riches dry up? Will his life insurance be transferable if, knock on wood, she is to become sick or vice versa? What freedoms does this love contract allow that beat traditional marriage?
What is so interesting about all of is that during Diddy’s interview with Cohen, he mentioned that in marriage, somebody else’s heart is involved. But with or without a ring, in any healthy relationship, two hearts are involved and will feel great amounts of hurt and pain if the union ends.
I am happy for Diddy and Cassie, but I won’t be looking to them for relationship goals. I’m sorry, but I refuse to believe that marriage is a thing of the past. Why not call a spade, a spade? If you’re going to go play married with all of these contracts and stipulations, why not just get married? Diddy says he may not be ready now, but it doesn’t seem like he will ever be ready if we’re being honest.
A relationship – married or not – is a love contract in its own right. And while I’m glad that Diddy and Cassie are still going strong and make their relationship work for them, I just wish people would stop skirting around commitment and celebrate love head first.
At the ripe age of forty-five, Diddy is still hollering from the rooftops that he’s not ready for marriage. Of course, that makes you wonder what this means for his longtime girlfriend Cassie Ventura, 28, who, may or may not hope to be married someday.
While the entrepreneur has made it clear that he won’t be getting married anytime soon, he did recently share during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” that he is willing to enter into a love contract that offers his lady financial perks. He explains:
I don’t know [if I’ll ever get married]. It’s the whole thing of; I think you have to be ready for it because it’s somebody else’s heart involved. That’s just a lot of responsibility and I don’t want to be going to court and having somebody interfere in my relationship. So I’d rather just do the “Goldie Hawn.” But I will give a contract. I will commit to a contract, a love contract.
I’m talking about where there’s some money involved too if there’re any problems. You have to have an agreement. You can’t just love somebody, take them and y’all just part.
No honestly, I just don’t think I’m ready right now [for marriage], but I’m a great boyfriend.
I mean, I can definitely respect a person who is real enough with themselves to say “I’m not ready for marriage,” as opposed to the person who makes vows just to turn around and break them. If this lifestyle works for Diddy and Cassie, who the hell am I to knock them?
What I will say, however, is that I really hope Cassie is being honest with herself in regard to this relationship and what she genuinely wants for herself.
What are your thoughts? Would you be willing to accept a “great boyfriend” with an awesome love contract as a substitute for marriage?
Cassie Expresses Her Love For Diddy On His Birthday…And Then Kim Porter Does The Same And Is Accused Of Being Shady
So yesterday was Diddy’s 45th birthday, and while it’s definitely hard to find something to get the man who literally has everything in life, everyone can appreciate a sweet message from the one they love.
Cassie took to Instagram more than once yesterday to say happy birthday, but one particular post expressed her love for the mogul:
“Don’t know or care to know what my life would be like without you. Beyond happy and grateful to have you in it. Love you, PP! Happy Birthday!”
From there, she posted a couple more photos of their time together on his big day.
Happy Birthday to my love!!!!! Una foto pubblicata da Casandra (@cassie) in data
“My heart – Happy Birthday!!!”
But Cassie wasn’t the only one showing love to Diddy. Kim Porter, the mother of Diddy’s kids, Christian, D’Lila and Jessie (and Diddy has also taken care of Porter’s son, Quincy, for many years), posted this message and picture for her “BABYDADDY” on IG yesterday:
After posting the image, folks on social media seemed to be split on whether or not Porter’s post, which came after Cassie’s, was a little shady:
“I just love this…. I see people on FB talking about jealousy, nah this is keeping it real!!!”
“It seems like Kim was throwing hella shade.”
“Never had a good feeling about Kim Porter. I love Misa, love Cassie. If the father of your children has a woman, why say all that to wish him happy birthday on a public forum. low blow and corny…”
“You are the best he ever had. Only time he seemed genuinely happy.”
“So nobody caught kim porters shade? Lol she still in love with that man”
But before you jump to that conclusion, Misa Hylton (mother of Diddy’s first-born child, Justin) also sent Diddy a message for his birthday:
Action and dedication always pays off. Started from the bottom. Happy birthday @iamdiddy A photo posted by Misa Hylton, ICF (@misahylton) on
And so did Sarah Chapman, the mother of Diddy’s daughter, Chance:
“Happy Birthday Puff! 4everLove, Fatts GodistheGreatest”
So who knows, maybe all of the women were just trying to show their appreciation for a man who has done a lot for them? But what do you think? Did you feel like Porter’s message was a little shady or are people overreacting?
Sometimes how you get with a person is how you lose them. After being the “other person” in the relationship, these sidepieces turned main chicks found out what it felt like to be cheated on.
If “Love & Hip-Hop” is nothing else, the reality show is beyond messy. In season four we were introduced to former rapper Peter Gunz and his artist Amina Buddafly. The chemistry between the two was obvious and it was clear Gunz was dipping out on his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two sons, Tara Wallace. But we soon found out afterwards that Gunz and his artist were actually married. And when Tara found out about their union, her on-and-off relationship with the “Uptown Baby” rapper, which actually began when with her being the other woman, was over. Amina is currently pregnant with her manager’s baby.
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Today’s top black hair trends are generally influenced by a tight knit circle of flavorful musical divas. Whether they rock a natural or a weave, werk blondes or blacks, go short, long or shaved these hair darlings have us all on the cutting edge of style. Take a gander and tell us who you would add to the list (or [eek!] remove!)
Black Hair Trends: Top 10 Most Influential Celebs Right Now
For many Mexican Americans living here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day to commemorate their Mexican pride and heritage. While many of us who aren’t Mexican join in on the celebration, here’s a list of celebs that you may not have known that are actually Mexican, either by ethnicity or nationality.
Taboo from Black Eyed Peas
As one fourth of the super group Black Eyed Peas, rapper Taboo has become an international superstar. Born to a Mexican American father and a Native American mother in Los Angeles, Taboo, real name Jaime Gomez, joined the group to replace one of its members. Black Eyed Peas went through a couple name changes and singer Fergie was brought in as the fourth member in time for their third album. Taboo began working on a solo album in 2008 but has said it will take some time to get his solo career off of the ground.
“You Are A Disgusting Heartless Human Being”: Cassie Blasts Blogger Sandra Rose For Negative Comments
Cassie is sick and tired of being sick and tired of people talking crazy about her. She took to Instagram recently to call out blogger Sandra Rose about comments she made about Cassie being physically ill recently. The singer was dealing with a stomach bug and congestion and shared her home remedy with her Instagram followers, which included mixing Gypsy Cold Care tea, ginger tea and Makuna Honey together. Seems harmless, right?
Well, Rose posted on her site about this sickness Cassie was dealing with, and decided to compare Cassie to socialite Peaches Geldof, who just passed away this month at the age of 25. The cause of her death is still unknown. Not sure where the connection comes in just because Cassie wanted to make a home remedy, but this is what Rose said:
Nurses and doctors study long hours burning the midnight oil for years just so we can earn a professional degree that tells a state we are qualified to be licensed. Then along comes clueless folk like pseudo singer Cassie Ventura who has been sick for 3 days with Ebola-like symptoms. Instead of going to see a doctor, she calls Boomqusiha from around the way who advises her to swallow a concoction of herbs, plants, citrus fruit and marijuana seeds to cure what ails her. Then we wonder why young people like Peaches Geldof suddenly drop dead? #RIP.
Cassie spotted this and couldn’t hold her tongue. She took to Instagram to say this to and about the blogger:
@sandrarose … A friend of mine sent me a bulls**t article you wrote about me today. At first I laughed it off as always but then, at the end, you compared me taking care of my sickness to Peaches Geldof passing this week, asif that’s my fate (God rest her soul). YOU are disgusting. THE POOR GIRL JUST PASSED!! Let her rest in Peace and don’t wish death on me. You are not a journalist. You are an angry little girl or old maid, who knows? I’m assuming you aren’t getting paid and maybe that’s why you sound so angry?? If you are getting money off of that over opinionated blog, someone needs to start a petition for you to no longer have a job. When I looked through more of your posts I realized that you just sound like you’re PMSing or maybe it’s menopause Whatever it is, I think it’s in your best interest to go see someone about it and keep my name off of your disgusting blog. What really f**ked me up was the fact that on your twitter you brought up @dkbwear who just passed as well, it wasn’t that you reported it, it was your delivery. YOU ARE A DISGUSTING HEARTLESS HUMAN BEING and all I can do is pray for you. How sad it is that you choose to live in such a negative light. I always ignore the bulls**t but you touched on some topics that are just so wrong. You don’t deserve an opinion about society anymore. Next time I see you lingering in Atlanta club like a creeper, I’ll tell you to your face.
Sadly, Cassie aimed wrong on Instagram, tagging an innocent bystander instead of the actual blogger Sandra Rose…but you get where she was going with this.
What do you think of Cassie’s response to the post?
Most serious relationships head down the aisle toward matrimony within a respectable two-five-year period, but these celebrity couples have decided Nevuary 1st is a more ideal wedding date. Here are 15 celebrity couples we’re more than sure will never he Mr. and Mrs., despite some of them trying to convince us otherwise.
The Game and Tiffney Cambridge
The Game popped the question to actress and model Valeisha Butterfield, the mother of his first child, but they never made it down the aisle. After falling for elementary school teacher Tiffney Cambridge, The Game became a father two more times. Despite their on and off relationship, the California rapper once again got down on bended knee and proposed to Cambridge. The couple was the star of their own reality show “Marrying The Game” for two seasons but after wedding bells failed to ring, The Game and the mother of his two children called it quits earlier this year.