Why did Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy break up? Rapper dubbed 'petty' for sharing throwback pic with ex

Why did Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy break up? Rapper dubbed 'petty' for sharing throwback pic with ex
Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy dated from 1999 to 2001 (Getty Images)

Sean Combs aka P Diddy is trending on Twitter right now. It's not because he has announced a collaboration or anything new on the work front. The rapper and record-producer is trending for allegedly being "petty". It all began after he posted a photograph of himself with Jennifer Lopez from the time they were dating each other. Diddy captioned the photo with a simple #tbt and left the internet raging.

JLo has been making headlines since mid-April when she called off her relationship with now ex-fiance Alex Rodriguez. She is reportedly back with her two-decade-old flame Ben Affleck and their supposed love story is being covered by media across the globe. JLo and Diddy dated for two and a half years after which she moved on to Affleck. It's not clear what Diddy is set out to achieve with the photo, knowing him, it's just for laughs but it's got the Internet talking and this just isn't going to settle anytime soon. This calls for a revisit of the cause behind Diddy and JLo's breakup. 


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Sean 'Puffy' Combs with Jennifer Lopez in the audience at the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards broadcast on Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA (Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)

Why did Jennifer Lopez and P Diddy break up?

There were a lot of things that eventually led to JLo and Diddy going opposite ways — infidelity as well as the fact that Diddy was still not over his ex, the late Kim Porter. JLo spoke about her relationship with Diddy in multiple interviews including a 2003 interaction with Vibe where she described her relationship as anything but ideal. "I was in this relationship with Puff where I was totally crying, crazy and going nuts, and it really took my life in a whole tailspin," she said. Years later, she spoke to 'CBS Sunday Morning' in 2019 calling her time with Diddy, "kind of crazy, tumultuous relationship that ended in, like, a bang, let's say."

However, the diva also believed that this relationship "was necessary" and "he was meant to be in my life at that moment to teach me what I needed to know about the music business, about what kind of artist I wanted to be in the music industry." The couple began dating in 1999 and in 2000, they made things red carpet official. However, the bigger news from the event was Lopez's green Versace dress that became such a rage that it was one of the most searched queries on the internet of all time. In fact, that dress was what fueled the creation of Google Image.

The romance between the two fizzled out after two years and Diddy announced he broke up with her on Valentine's Day 2001. According to ABC News, Diddy's publicist at the time Nathalie Moar stated, "Mr Combs confirmed that he and his love, Jennifer Lopez, have, in fact, broken up." The statement further read, "Mr Combs is confirming this today, as he wanted to put all the rumors surrounding their relationship to rest. At this difficult time, we ask that you respect his privacy," 

Jennifer Lopez and Sean "Puffy" Combs at the 2000 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles (Getty Images)

'He was definitely the Kanye before @kanyewest'

"Somebody please tell me why Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy/Love/Emotional out here being hella messy?" tweeted a fan. "He was definitely the Kanye before @kanyewest for sure lol. I remember the petty & self-absorbed version of “Mr. Sean P. @Diddy Love Combs” very well," another user wrote slamming Diddy's choice to upload the photo. "He ain’t P Diddy he P Etty!!!!" wrote another user on Twitter. 




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