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Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura Have Split But 'Remain Friends,' Source Says

People logo People 10/17/2018 Dave Quinn

Cassie Ventura, Sean Combs posing for a picture: Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura © Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura 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 exclusively 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.

According to a report on the celebrity news site LoveBScott, Combs has been linked to 26-year-old model Jocelyn Chew. The pair have reportedly been spotted together in Miami, and attending Drake’s recent show in Los Angeles.

Sean Combs, Cassie Ventura posing for the camera: Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura © Provided by TIME Inc. Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs and Cassie Ventura 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.

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.

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