They were together for over a decade before breaking up in 2018.
In November, Cassie accused Diddy of rape and abuse in a lawsuit.
Singer Cassie has accused her former partner and record label boss, Sean "Diddy" Combs, of rape and abuse over the course of their decade-long relationship.
In 2006, Cassie burst onto the music scene with hit songs like "Me & U" and "Long Way 2 Go," released via Diddy's Bad Boy Records.
The pair were first linked together romantically in 2007 and broke up in 2018.
Here is a timeline of Diddy and Cassie's relationship.
2006: Cassie releases her self-titled album with Diddy’s record label.
In August 2006, Cassie released her self-titled album under Diddy's record label, Bad Boy Records.
2007: Diddy and Cassie reportedly start dating.
In the same year, Diddy split up with his longtime partner Kim Porter, as reported by the Associated Press in July 2007.
2012: Cassie and Diddy appear at events as a couple.
Although there were rumors that Diddy and Cassie were dating, they didn't publicly confirm that they were in a relationship until 2012 when they started appearing at events together.
They were seen together at Kanye West's Paris Fashion Week show, and also attended Diddy's own Paris Fashion Week event together.
2014: Diddy posts a photo of a diamond ring.
Engagement rumors swirled in 2014 after Diddy posted a now-deleted photo of a diamond ring on Instagram.
Per Billboard, the caption read: "Baby do you like it? I just want to give you what you like!"
December 2015: The pair reportedly break up.
Just a year after the engagement rumors, the pair broke up briefly in December 2015, reported Page Six in 2016.
In 2022, model Gina Huynh claimed to The Jasmine Brand that she was seeing Diddy around this time, while he was dating Cassie.
Huynh said: "I was young too. I was young, naive, I didn't know better. It was enticing. It was very tempting. It was hard not to. I do feel bad though."
August 2016: More breakup rumors emerge following an argument.
The pair made headlines in August 2016 when TMZ reported that they got into an argument while driving through LA, with Diddy taking Cassie's phone and leaving the vehicle.
Per the report, the rapper later returned home to give her the phone back.
According to TMZ, Cassie's mother called the police over the incident, resulting in a domestic incident report being written by authorities.
January 2018: Diddy says he wants more children with Cassie.
He said: "I love children. I'm trying to get 10. I could go to eight without a problem. Whatever is supposed to happen in the future is going to happen, but that's something that I want. I would only have it with my girl, of course."
October 2018: Diddy and Cassie break up.
Diddy and Cassie ended their relationship at some point in 2018, but the news wasn't made public until October.
A representative for Cassie told LoveBScott: "They are indeed no longer together and haven't been for months."
LoveBScott also reported that Diddy had been spotted with model Jocelyn Chew shortly before the announcement.
September 2019: Cassie marries Alex Fine.
After splitting up with Diddy, Cassie started dating her personal trainer Alex Fine. Cassie posted a photo of them kissing on her Instagram page in December 2018.
The couple later announced that they were expecting a baby, before getting married in September 2019, a year after Cassie's breakup with Diddy.
Cassie gave birth to their first child together, daughter Frankie Fine, on December 6, 2019, reported People.
The couple welcomed a second daughter, Sunny Fine, on March 22, 2021. Cassie announced the baby's birth on Instagram.
November 2023: Cassie files a lawsuit accusing Diddy of rape and abuse.
Cassie filed a lawsuit against Diddy on Thursday, accusing him of rape, physical abuse, and controlling her over the course of their relationship, per documents seen by Business Insider.
"After years in silence and darkness, I am finally ready to tell my story, and to speak up on behalf of myself and for the benefit of other women who face violence and abuse in their relationships. With the expiration of New York's Adult Survivors Act fast approaching, it became clear that this was an opportunity to speak up about the trauma I have experienced and that I will be recovering from for the rest of my life," Cassie said in a statement.
Through his representatives, Diddy denied the allegations against him.
"Mr. Combs vehemently denies these offensive and outrageous allegations," said the rapper's lawyer, Ben Brafman, in a statement. "For the past six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura's persistent demand of $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Despite withdrawing her initial threat, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to filing a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs's reputation and seeking a payday."
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