Entertainment Music Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura Have Split But Rapper Is Single Despite Reports: Source Looks like Sean "Diddy" Combs and Cassie Ventura are both back on the market By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 17, 2018 12:23 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images Looks like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Cassie Ventura are both back on the market. The couple, who went public with their relationship in 2012 after years of speculation, have officially split, PEOPLE can report. Both went their separate ways months ago. Reps for the stars had no comment, but a source tells PEOPLE, “the decision was amicable and they remain friends.” “Cassie is going to focus on her music and acting career,” the source adds. Despite reports to the contrary, a source tells PEOPLE that the hip hop mogul is currently single. James Devaney/GC Images Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Throws Surprise Birthday Bash for Cassie Combs, 48, and Ventura, 32, met in the early 2000s after she was signed to his Bad Boy Records label. They were first linked together back in 2007 and have collaborated a few times together, including on his 2008 tune “Swagga Like Puff” and her 2009 song “Must Be Love.” The duo were featured in a steamy 2015 ad for his latest fragrance 3AM. Both have remained mum about their relationship in the press, attending events together but rarely speaking specifically about their pairing. RELATED: Inside Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs’ Life At Home with Six Kids: ‘I’m the Luckiest Man in the World’ Back in 2013, she told Madame Noire, “Just being around him is a completely inspiring experience. The key to maintaining any relationship, be it a romantic relationship or a friendship, is honesty and communication.” Combs, the business mogul and rapper who is also known under monikers “Puff Daddy” and “Brother Love,” most recently spoke out about Ventura during an an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show in June — telling Wendy, “I’m in love now.” He is a father to six kids — sons Quincy Brown, 27, Justin, 24, Christian, 20, twin girls D’Lila Star and Jessie James, and daughter Chance, all 11 — through previous relationships with exes Misa Hylton-Brim, Kimberly Porter and Sarah Chapman.