Monica and Shannon Brown Split After 8 Years of Marriage
R&B star, Monica has filed for divorce from her husband Shannon Brown after eight years of marriage, TMZ reports.
The two first met when Brown played Monica’s love interest in the video for her song “Love All Over Me.” A few months later, the singer announced their engagement on Twitter and addressed their decision to take the next step in their love life in a series of tweets.
“We realize people will have their opinions. That’s the way of the world. But we know who we are&who’s we are. We pray 2 an awesome God 2gether,” Monica wrote.
“And that is what keeps us strong. So for all my real supporters who are happy for me. I thank u, I love u, & I’m realistic enough about life To know my journey has just begun. I don’t have anything else to say about it. 2 people who judge. If u worked on self u wouldn’t even see me.”
The Grammy winner, 38, secretly married the athlete, 33, in a private L.A. wedding ceremony in November 2010, and the pair kept their matrimony under wraps for months before confirming the news in January 2011.
Monica (born Monica Denise Arnold) and Brown later tied the knot again, in front of family and famous friends, at a second ceremony and reception in July 2011.
Mild speculations which are gradually turning to confirmations stem from the singer not seen wearing her wedding band since her post on February 26.
Monica and Brown share a 5-year-old daughter, Laiyah Shannon. She also has two sons, 13-year-old Rodney (aka “Rocko”) and Romelo, 11, from a past engagement; Brown has another son, Christopher, from a previous relationship.