Monica Gets Honest And Raw While Explaining How Tiny Harris And Toya Wright Are Helping Her Heal After This Painful Event
Monica is keeping it really real when it comes to everything -- including her divorce from former NBA player Shannon Brown, dating while raising three children, having her life on full display, and womanhood.
Monica also spoke about the support she has been receiving from her good friends and co-stars Tiny Harris and Toya Wright.
The talented singer and songwriter who is currently promoting her forthcoming album, Chapter 38 , recently interviewed by ESSENCE and had this to say about the split: “I’m not ashamed of what’s happening in my life. I think because I still have such love and respect, even for Shannon, that there are certain things that are just not up for discussion. We don’t have to be together to respect one another.
We don’t have to be together to uplift one another and make sure that my kids always see that mom is looking forward to you having a relationship [with dad] forever and ever. Anything I can do to assist in making sure it continues to be everything that it’s always been, that’s what I’m going to do.”
Monica, who is a cast member of the VH1 reality show, T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle , said she tried to control the narrative and failed: “I was very adamant [about not filming my divorce.] It doesn’t mean everybody listened.
But I was very adamant. It was also why I was pretty reluctant about putting anything out at first. Then I said, ‘I won’t let my personal life hold up the music.’
But I never want people to merge the two. See, I’m highly offended with even the thought that it’s for a storyline. That’s not how I roll, and that’s never been the case. But that’s not enough sensationalism for a lot of places. They want something else. They want the drama. “
Monica praised Tiny and Toya for helping her heal and added: “Those women are really my friends. We try to protect each other. Tiny and Toya have been through a lot. Those are all people that have experienced what I’m going through. So you take it one day at a time. But when it comes to what you share with the world, there just has to be limitations.”
Monica and Shannon wed in 2010 share a daughter, Laiyah Shannon Brown, 5.