Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, had a child support settlement approved Tuesday in Manhattan Family Court in New York, ending a year of litigation. The su

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, had a child support settlement approved Tuesday in Manhattan Family Court in New York, ending a year of litigation. The support agreement for 3-year-old Christian Casey Combs was sealed, but the rap impresario's lawyer, Eleanor Grosz, said it runs until the child turns 21 and provides for his education, medical care, and other needs.

The parents have joint legal custody, but Christian's primary residence will be with his mother in Columbus, Ga., Grosz said. The agreement, which was reached in December, "allows for full involvement by both parents" in his upbringing, she said.

Combs, 32, runs the Bad Boy Entertainment music publishing and recording company and has his own fashion line, Sean John, and several restaurants. He reportedly earns several million dollars a year.

While the financial details of the agreement were not divulged, Combs reportedly pays $5,000 a month to hip-hop fashion stylist Misa Hylton-Brim, of Mount Vernon, N.Y., for the support of their 6-year-old son, Justin Combs.

Family Court Hearing Examiner David Kirshblum had said earlier that if he had to decide the case, he would order more child support than the record $12,825 a month that cosmetics billionaire Ronald Perelman was ordered to pay for his daughter.

Tuesday's session marked the first time the rapper had come to court in the case. The judge noted his appearance and said, "Mr. Combs, welcome to Family Court. This is the first time we've seen you here." Combs replied, "Yeah. I finally got around to coming." He later told the court he meant no disrespect by not coming earlier, but he wanted an agreement in place to avoid wasting his time or the court's.


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