The Atlanta singer has filed for divorce from husband of 8 years, former Los Angeles Laker Shannon Brown.
The couple got married in November 2010 in secrecy and kept it hidden for months until they announced the news in January 2011. They then got married again in front of family and friends in July 2011.
There have been rumors about the couple in recent years, but the couple always said they were false. There aren’t any details yet to whether she’s seeking child or spousal support, but she still has not been able to seal the divorce documents. There was speculation in October of last year that they were separated, but then she continued to post pictures of the two.
The two share a 5-year-old daughter, Laiyah Shannon. Monica has two sons from a previous engagement, Rodney who is 13, and Romelo who’s 11. Brown has a son from a previous relationship, Christopher. Monica has discussed having a blended family in the past saying to Essence “You have to think of the children first at all times and the reality is, if it’s not about them it’s not up for discussion. We have to tuck our feeling in as a blended family and say ‘okay what would be best’ and what’s the best way,”.
She has been on Instagram since February without her wedding ring while posting pictures with captions hinting towards the divorce. One picture posted on February 28th without her wedding ring says “Real Friends you can lean on” with Toya Wright. Another one posted on March 2nd, also without the ring says, “When you stand for something, You don’t mind sitting alone.”
Regardless of the news, the artist seems to be staying positive and promoting her upcoming album posting pictures with captions like, “Blessings flow in abundance when you uplift the ones that stay down with you!! May God have Mercy on those that mistreat you… CHAPTER 38… Album Coming Soon…”
Written By: Imani Maxberry
Source: TMZ, People.com
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