Monica Opens Up About Divorcing Shannon Brown: I Take Accountability For My Part, I Don’t Hate Him
Monica is still standing months after filing for divorce from her husband of nearly nine years, former NBA star Shannon Brown. The singer is known for keeping it real with her friends, family, and fans – and she’s doing just that on her promo tour for her latest #1 single, “Committment.”
She’s opening up about her divorce, how it’s affected their family dynamic, and how she feels about him in the wake of their split.
What takes equal responsibility for her break-up with Shannon Brown, avoiding rumors of him getting caught cheating:
“We were married almost nine years, and I think life changes really got the best of both of us at times. I take accountability for what my part is…it is what it is. Divorce has not been easy. Everywhere I go, it’s the first thing that comes up. One thing about me is, I’m gonna respect him to the death, ’cause he didn’t do anything- I don’t hate him.”
How her kids – Rocko, 14; Romelo, 11; and Laiyah, 5 feel about the divorce:
“The kids are definitely impacted, even more than us – ’cause we know what’s taking place sometimes, when they don’t. In their minds, they’re always trying to figure it out. They’re always trying to figure out what happened, why, and what the changes may be. So, for us, my main focus was to make sure they were okay…we’re just having an open dialogue about how nothing that’s happening is because of them. If anything, they made a lot of bad situations better.”
Her middle child wanted to know the details of how divorce works:
“My 11-year-old asked me, ‘Can you stop divorce?’…he said, ‘It’s something I wanna know. Can you stop it? What does it mean? What does it take?’ And I told him, ‘Yes, that’s within the rights of any person. It’s a decision that they decide.'”
Why she’ll never bash her ex in the media:
“I’m protective of people that I love. I have no desire to air anyone out. I don’t rock like that…my loyalty doesn’t allow me to discuss certain things. I have no desire to sensationalize anything that I’ve been through.”
What are your thoughts about Monica’s comments about Shannon?
Written by Miata Shanay