Following her amazing weight-loss reveal two months ago, the 50-year-old actress keeps it real as she rocks grey hair in recent posts.
Mo’Nique is a changed woman thanks to her incredible journey to weigh in below 200 lbs for the first time in 33 years. And it appears this also allowed her to gain new confidence as she flaunts her grey hair while promoting her YouTube channel.
She’s 50, slimmer and rocking grey hair and the Oscar winner is proud of it. She took to Instagram to show off her new natural revealing wisps of her grey hair as she showcased her curves. Dressed in a maroon sleeveless dress with a low cleavage, the actress proves it possible to look great even when your hair shows signs of aging.
Her latest post is a shout out to her followers inviting them to catch her YouTube channel ‘MoNique Worldwide.’ In her caption, she wrote,
“SISTERS LET IT HAPPEN NATURALLY. SEA MOSS is the TRUTH. @brandimallory and @the_takehomestylist THANK YOU SISTERS. Go to our new YouTube channel. MoNique Worldwide. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCR8tuPaauiXLLWvxmmpid7g”
She also shared a video with her husband Sidney Hicks inviting her viewers to join them in discussing how to be kind in an unkind world on her channel. In the short clip, she proudly introduced her open relationship with her husband before extending her invitation
It’s no secret the couple who wed in 2006 have an open marriage and MoNique has spoken up to defend the idea she also admitted was hers. She told Andy Cohen on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ in 2016 that it’s all about honesty and not just sex.
“It's simply about I won't take any secrets to my grave nor will he take any to his.”
She further explains,
“I'm an entertainer; I'm a performer and I want to have it all.' So I said, ‘I want to have an open marriage.’ … It was just being able to sit down and have that dialogue to say, ‘Hey, let's always make sure we're open and honest.’"
Meanwhile, her husband’s honesty has also led the actress to push herself to lose an incredible amount of weight, as she revealed on Arsenio in 2014.
“When my husband asked me my weight, I answered and he said ‘…That’s too much weight. I want you around for a lifetime and that’s not healthy.’ It was at that moment that I went through guilt, I went through shame, because of my size. Because I never felt love like that before.”
Mo’Nique also revealed she was diagnosed with high blood pressure at 262 pounds prompting her to take her health seriously.
Today, the ‘Precious’ star weighs below 200 lbs, a feat she revealed in a post in April is possible if you “PUSH, PUSH, PUSH.” Showing off her amazing weight-loss, she shared two photos side by side, one before she began her journey and one after. The actress also revealed she never gave up nor resorted to any short cuts.
Last March, the proud woman also revealed this is her thinnest since she was 17 revealing her weight at 198.4. Describing her journey, she said,
“For me it was no surgery, no prepackaged foods, not listening to no spokespeople saying ‘it’s easy and you can do it. It was just putting in the work and not giving up on me … it’s called giving yourself a chance to live the best life you can live.”