Monica Denise Is a Proud Parent to 2 Sons and an Only Daughter — Glimpse inside Her Motherhood
Away from her career as a stellar singer and talented vocalist, Monica Denise is a proud mother to three children, two sons, and a daughter. Here is a glimpse into her motherhood.
Since her breakout in 1995, Monica Denise has remained relevant on the music scene, steadily dropping major hits. While she is mostly known for her impressive vocals, Monica has another side to her that she constantly shows off on social media.
The “Why I Love You So Much” crooner is a proud mother of three beautiful children. She welcomed her two sons and one daughter from two different men and boldly dotes on them at any chance she gets.
Singer Monica Denise Brown attends Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood 2012 style issue event at Greystone Manor Supperclub on April 18, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images
MEET MONICA’S THREE KIDS
Monica welcomed her first two sons, 15-year-old Rodney Rocko and 12-year-old Romelo, from her relationship with rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill. Her daughter, Laiyah, was born during her marriage to former NBA player Shannon Brown.
Monica opened up about how her divorce proceedings with Brown were negatively affecting her kids.
Monica loudly loves her children and regularly gives social media updates, proudly showing them off. In June, the Grammy Award winner shared a series of photos where she and her kids rocked matching outfits.
She and Laiyah twinned in light green jackets while the boys rocked a white sweatshirt and black joggers. Another time the lovely family-of-four tugged at hearts was during their visit to Myrtle Beach Safari in September.
In the images shared, they bonded with tigers at the resort. Despite being a teenager, Romelo has a significant social media presence, boasting 40,000 followers on his Instagram page.
LAIYAH’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
In September 2019, little Laiyah turned six, and her mother celebrated the big day in style. The vocalist and her ex, Brown, threw a unicorn-themed party called Sweet Six Sleepover.
The elaborate bash saw Teyana Taylor’s daughter Junie and T.I and Tiny’s girl Heiress in attendance. There was also a pool party and an array of confectionaries to entertain the happy kids. In a sweet tribute to her mini-me on Instagram, Monica wrote:
“Happy “Sweet Six” Birthday Laiyah... You’re the Sweetest Thing I’ve ever known... Continue to be a leader that’s compassionate & caring human that respects others.”
MONICA’S DIVORCE FROM SHANNON BROWN
The songster filed for divorce from Brown, a former NBA player, after eight years of marriage. The duo first made headlines in 2010, and in November of that year, they tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Los Angeles.
They eventually confirmed the news in January 2011 and got remarried publicly in July. Fans began noticing trouble in February 2019 when they saw the singer without her wedding ring in photos.
Monica and Shannon Brown at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images
HOW THE DIVORCE AFFECTED HER KIDS
In an interview, Monica opened up about how her divorce proceedings with Brown were negatively affecting her kids. She explained that her children find it hard to understand the process and often face confusion asking questions in their heads.
She recalled a particular moment when her second son, Romelo, asked her if she could stop the divorce during a candid conversation. Monica revealed that she opened up about the procedure to her son, hiding nothing from him.