"It's My Birthday"

Monica Denise’s daughter, Laiyah Brown, celebrated her ninth birthday on Saturday (Sep. 3) with loads of love from family and friends. The youngster joined her mom in sharing pictures from her celebration in the Bahamas with Instagram fans.


“It’s my birthday,” Laiyah told her social media fans. “All month Virgo,” the youngster added. “I love you,” Monica Denise wrote to her daughter in the comments section of Laiyah’s social media post. “Happy birthday baby,” the celebrity mom shared.

Snoop Dogg’s wife, Shante Broadus, also took to Instagram with a picture from the occasion as well as a birthday note to Laiyah. “Happy C-Day To My Niece, Laiyah,” Shante wrote to the birthday girl. “You are growing into a beautiful intelligent young lady,” Mrs. Broadus said.

Monica responded to Shante’s birthday message to Laiyah with a beautiful comment of her own. “We love you and the way you love us,” the recording artist said. “You show up and give the kind of irreplaceable love we all cherish,” Monica went on to tell Shante. “Love you.”

Laiyah is Monica Denise’s daughter with star athlete Shannon Brown. The two welcomed their daughter on Friday, September 3, 2013, which was months after rumors of Monica expecting a child with her then-husband began to circulate. Monica kept her pregnancy away from the public until she was ready to come forward with the news of her family’s expansion. She continues to work with Shannon to create a wholesome environment for Laiyah despite the two ending their marriage two years ago.

“We don’t have to be together to respect one another,” Monica said during a recent interview. “We don’t have to be together to uplift one another and make sure that my kids always see that mom is looking forward to you having a relationship [with dad] forever and ever,” the celebrity mom shared. “Anything I can do to really assist in making sure it continues to be everything that it’s always been, that’s what I’m going to do,” Monica declared.

Monica has three kids – Laiyah, Romelo, and Rodney Jr. – in all.

Photo: Monica Denise/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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