Monica is in full celebration mode as her son, Romelo, rang in his fifteenth birthday earlier this week. The recording artist took to Instagram with pictures and sweet birthday wishes.
“Happy fifteenth birthday, Romelo,” Monica wrote to her son. “We love you,” the celebrity mom said.
Romelo’s younger sister, Laiyah Brown, also took to Instagram with a birthday tribute. “You are an amazing brother and I love you so, so, so much,” the youngster shared after her brother’s special day.. “I hope you had the best birthday of your life,” Laiyah told Romelo. “The photos were amazing, especially the ones of me and you.”
Romelo is Monica’s youngest son. The recording artist also has an older son named Rodney.
Monica has been quite busy with music these past few months. It was during an interview with ET Online last year that she delved into her motivation to name her new album Trenches.
“You know what I did this time, I went back to the idea I had in the beginning, which was just to make music about living life and the things that happen in life,” Monica shared. “We’ve all experienced so much over the last couple of years and this album is really indicative of the struggle of it, the love of it, the triumph of it, because you know I don’t believe in being the victim. I’m the victor,” the recording artist declared.
Monica faced personal struggles of her own that were amplified by her stardom. The singer moved to divorce her husband, Shannon Brown, three years ago, which led her youngest son to question if the marriage dissolution could be reversed. Monica navigated such a challenging time by being honest with her kids as well as her supporters who were hoping for the best outcome in the situation.
“I think my imperfections [are] what keep me connected to the people ’cause there’s an authenticity that comes with me just telling the truth,” Monica shared with ET. “I’ve always felt that if [the music] is true to what you really feel then you can make other people feel it,” the singer said. “How can I make you believe it if I don’t and if I haven’t been there? How can I speak on it? I always make sure that the music embodies the truth of where I’ve been.”
Trenches is available where music is sold.
Photo: Monica Denise/Instagram