Singer Monica and NBA star Shannon Brown we’re married for 8 years before they split in 2018 and ultimately divorced in 2019. The pair met in in June 2010 while she was looking for someone to play the love interest in her video for the song “Love All Over Me”. In the time since, Monica has been letting fans into her life and how she’s coped with the divorce.
While she’s had no issue talking about the split during her time on VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, it was in a recent IG live that she opened up more about things since the couple went their separate ways. She expressed how unpredictable your emotions can be after divorce, and how she took it one day at a time.
“After divorce, it’s one day at a time,” she said. “You don’t know what you’re going to feel day by day. You have to wake up and just flat out see what that’s gone be, see how you gone feel. And a big part of it is also, for me, respect is key. I try to always keep the respect intact. We’re a good ways outside of it. We split in 2018, that’s when I decided to leave, and the divorce was final October 24, 2019. So, it’s been sometime now.”
She went on to say that on top of the divorce, she had to deal with some deaths in the family that prolonged things for her. She also said that following their split, she and her kids lived in a hotel for some time.
“When people ask what takes so long, honestly, real-life just kept happening to me,” she added. “I was in a hotel for a while. It was a nice one, don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a complaint or me whining. God is amazing, and He keeps covering me so don’t take it the wrong way. Two aunts died in one day, one from both sides, and then double back to my Uncle Larry really being murdered, for lack of better words.”
The “So Gone” star has since gone on to purchase a new house, but says her youngest child Laiyah has been finding it hard to sleep in her own room after getting used to sharing the bed with mom at the hotel.
“I’m definitely not pressuring her in any way. God is always on time because coming from tight quarters like that into this, you just never know where life may take you.”
“I will say this about the hotel—the smaller space, it helps you to really get reacquainted and to be really in tune with each other.” Check out her Live below.