Sean "Diddy" Combs and his longtime girlfriend, Kim Porter, welcomed twin baby girls into the world Thursday morning (December 21) at an undisclosed hospital in New York, his publicist confirmed.
The children are Diddy and Porter's second and third together; their son, Christian, is 8 years old. Diddy also has 12-year-old son, Justin, with stylist and former girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim, while Porter has a 15-year-old son, Quincy, from a previous relationship with R&B singer Al B. Sure.
Porter gave birth at approximately 7:56 a.m. to the first child, who weighed 5 pounds. The second girl, weighing in at 5 pounds, 4 ounces, followed just two minutes later.
In honor of two people who had an enormous influence on both Porter and Diddy, 5 lb., D'Lila Star Combs was named after Porter's grandmother, Lila Star, Zimmerman said Thursday afternoon. Her 5 lb. 4 oz. sister, Jessie James Combs, was named after Diddy's grandmother, Jessie Smalls.
"Diddy received an early Christmas gift," his rep, Robert Zimmerman, said in statement. "It gives us great joy to announce the arrival of Diddy's twin girls." Zimmerman noted Diddy flew in for the delivery from Toronto, where he has been filming a movie adaptation of the Broadway play "A Raisin in the Sun." Diddy had been keeping a plane on standby just in case Porter went into labor.
When he received word that Porter was in fact preparing to give birth, Diddy hopped aboard and headed straight to New York — and not a moment too late, according to Zimmerman. "[Diddy] made it just in the nick of time for the delivery," he said. "Both Kim and the girls are doing great."
Diddy and Porter first revealed they were having twins in September with a video message on the rapper's MySpace page. At the time, Porter was noticeably pregnant in pictures, but the couple wasn't aware they were having twins until right before they made their announcement public.