Diddy and his artist-turned-girlfriend Cassie have been dating for a few years, but the hip-hop mogul revealed on a recent episode of “The View” that he doesn’t plan on popping the question to her, or anyone else, anytime soon.
The 43-year-old told Barbara Walters that he’s not looking to get married because he’s not “ready for that responsibility” yet.
“It definitely would be a dream come true for me to just one day just be ready for that,” he said. “The thing is, I’m not really looking because I know the responsibility that comes with that and I think that a lot of people, they jump into that and they’re not honest with themselves. I’m brutally honest with myself. If I’m ready for that responsibility, I think in due time.”
The father of six went on the say that he wants to do the marriage thing right the first time.
“I don’t want to get married and not make that woman be the best,” he said. “I’m a big baby in a grown man’s body. I’ve been close to it and when I’m ready I’ll make the announcement, but when I do it, I’m doing it forever. Know that.”
He added, “I think a lot of people put too much on marriage and not enough on happiness. I’m happy, anybody that is in my life is happy…at least some of the days [laughs]. I just want to be happy and I think it’s important for you to protect your happiness and to love yourself, because then you can love other people the right way.”
Diddy did make a few good points; of course you should be happy before you say “I do.” But, do you think that is the real reason he’s never made a trip down the aisle? The Bad Boy CEO was in a decade-long relationship with Kim Porter and a high-profile relationship with Jennifer Lopez, but either of these situations need with even an engagement.
From the looks of things, Diddy may fall into the “celebs who value their careers over marriage” category with Oprah and Jamie Foxx. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that but if that’s the case then just say it. We just hope he’s not stringing Cassie, 16 years his junior, along with a hope and a dream.
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