Janice Combs

by doveclove Sat Jul 17 2021 Updated On Mon Sep 20 2021
Janice Combs

Janice Combs is the mother of American rapper, music producer, record producer, record executive, and entrepreneur Sean John Combs

A Model

Janice Smalls Combs was born on December 21, 1938. She was raised and brought up in New York City.

Growing up, she always wanted to pursue her career in the entertainment field. She got into the modeling field when she was a young woman. 

She worked with a different brand in her early days. Besides, modeling she was also a teacher. She used to teach in a school and worked as an assistant teacher too. 

Married a Drug Dealer

Janice Smalls Combs was married to a man named Melvin Earl Combs. He was born in 1938

The exact date of their marriage has not been disclosed. Janice's husband served few years in the US Air force

He was also an associate of convicted New York drug dealer Frank Lucas

On November 4, 1969, Janice gave birth to their first child Sean John Combs. He is fifty-one years old as of 2021.

The couple also gave birth to their first and only daughter in the year 1970. They named her Keisha Combs. She is fifty years old as of 2021.

They were a happy family of four. Tragically, Janice's husband Melvin died at the very young age of thirty-three years old. 

He was murdered. He was shot to death while sitting in his car on Central Park West

On January 26, 1972, he was fatally gunned down after a failed drug deal due to being mistaken for a police informant.

Janice was heartbroken. Her kids were tiny. His son was two years old, and his daughter was just one year old when their father died.

A vintage picture of Janice with her husband and son
A vintage picture of Janice with her husband and son  Source: Pinterest

A Single Mom

After the death of her husband, Janice raised her son and daughter on her own. 

They faced financial difficulties. They were neglected a lot in their neighborhood due to her husband's reputation.

Janice worked hard to provide proper education, food, clothing, and shelter for her two kids.  

She worked a total of four jobs to support her children. She also saved money to send her kids to an excellent high school. 

She sent her kids to high school in the Bronx. 

Janice with her son and daughter
Janice with her son and daughter  Source: Pinterest

Relationship with her famous Son

Janice has a good relationship with her son. In an interview, her son Sean revealed that his mother taught him always to believe and have faith in himself. 

He also added that she sacrificed everything to give him and his sister the best possible life and quality education. 

Sean wished his mother happy birthday through his Instagram post. He captioned the picture thanking all the things she has done to raise him. 

He stated that he would nowhere if it was not for his mother and thanked his mother for supporting his career. 

Sean also captioned the picture, saying that his mother is hardworking, beautiful, loving, and hilarious, ass-whooping, genuine, smart, fly black goddess queen. 


Janice with her son
Janice with her son  Source: Pinterest

Net Worth

The net worth of Janice has not been revealed, but her son's net worth is given below.

Net WorthSources
$885 millionRapper, record producer, Businessman

Age, Height, and Weight

  1. Janice is eighty years old.
  2. Her nationality is American.

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