Sean 'Diddy' Combs granted name change

Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Sean 'Diddy' Combs's petition to change his name has been granted.

The rap mogul and entrepreneur filed a petition to change his name to Sean Love Combs back in October, and according to court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the alteration has been approved.

Diddy's previous legal name was Sean John Combs, though professionally he has gone by Puff Daddy and P. Diddy for years.

In November 2017, he took to Twitter to inform fans he was going by "Love, aka, Brother Love" and would "not be answering" to any other titles. Diddy later claimed the statement was made in jest, noting the name "was just part of one of my alter egos".

He added, "You can address me by any of my older names, but if you still wanna call me Love, you can call me Love, baby. But I was only playing."

The news comes as the music mogul continues to mourn the loss of his ex-girlfriend, Kim Porter. On Wednesday, he took to Instagram to share a heartfelt dedication to the late model - the mother of three of his children.

"If you got a good woman please let her know," the 50-year-old posted. "Tell her as soon as you can. Make sure she knows. Make sure she feels it. HONOR HER. CHERISH HER. Cause the special ones are RARE and FEW. And everyone doesn't get a second chance. LET THE ONE YOU LOVE KNOW TODAY. RIGHT NOW!!!!"

Kim passed away from pneumonia at her Los Angeles home in November 2018. The former couple dated on and off from 1994 to 2007, but remained close until her death.

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