“I didn’t want them to go through what I had been through, I didn’t want them to go through what their dad had been through, not having a dad there at all. And I felt I had failed them in some way and I really had to take a step back and do a self-check and really regroup.”
During her re-grouping, Monica met her husband, Shannon Brown, who helped her see the light at the end of the tunnel. “He told me the day we met that I’m going to be his wife,” Monica revealed. “When I saw him I was like, ‘D**n, that’s like a big, fine version of Chris Brown. Wow, like we just super-sized [Chris Brown] and put like 15 1/2 feet extra on him.’ So when we met, it was instantaneous connection.”
Monica and Shannon Brown are now the proud parents of Laiyah who celebrates her fourth birthday in September. Rodney turns 12-years-old in May.