Mo'Nique shows off grey hair and slimmer figure in plunging purple dress
The Academy Award winner has finally reached a significant weight-loss milestone, and after sharing her journey with fans on social media, she’s been inspiring other women to follow her steps. The actress has been in an open relationship with her husband for 11 years, and she revealed the secret to making it work.
Mo’Nique has been documenting her weight loss journey on Instagram for the past months. The actress-comedian was known for being a big girl, but these days she’s flaunting a slim figure as she keeps on working to reach her desired toned body while following a healthy program.
She’s 50 and looking better than ever. On March, the star revealed that for the first time in 33 years her weight was under 200 lbs, which was an incredible accomplishment for her.
“I said that I would share this journey with Y'all, the weight loss and getting healthy,” Mo’nique said in a clip shared to Instagram and added “And today when I got on the scale since I was 17 years old, I’ve been over 200 lbs. Today was the first time in my adult life that I’ve been under 200 lbs. So I wanted to let y’all know it’s possible, we can do it, and we can get there.”
For the beautiful mom of three, the process didn’t involve surgeries, pre-packaged foods or other tricks. She put in all the work by dancing her weight off and eating raw foods. “It’s called giving yourself the chance to live the best life you can live. Thank you all for sharing my journey,” she said.
Wearing a beautiful sleeveless purple dress with a plunging neckline, the actress showed her curves and the body that has bloomed after her intense work in an Instagram pic. Mo’Nique seems to be all in for the natural now, as she rocked wisps of her grey hair that paired with her flawless makeup make her look like the superstar we know she is.
The occasion for Mo’Nique’s stunning look was no other than recording a new episode of her YouTube channel show “Mo’Nique and Sidney’s Open Relationship,” alongside her husband, Sidney Hicks.
Is no secret that the couple has been in an open relationship throughout most of their marriage, and when people assumed it was Sidney who came up with the idea, Mo’Nique shut down those rumors.
“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,’” she confessed to Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2016.
When people hear “open marriage,” they think immediately about sex outside marriage, and while that does play an essential factor on Sidney and Mo’Nique’s relationship, the actress clarified that the agreement is more about honesty than anything else.
“When I said I had an open marriage, people automatically jumped to sex. They automatically went there," she said to The New York Times a few years ago, "But I've been best friends with my husband since we were 14 years old. When we say open, we're very honest. There are no secrets. Oftentimes you have people that are married, but they're strangers, and we refuse to be those people."
Now that Mo’Nique is looking better than ever, we’re sure her open marriage agreement is more valid than ever.