Singer Monica marries Lakers player
January 21st, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Singer Monica marries Lakers player

Monica may be known for her powerhouse vocals, but the "Angel of Mine" singer certainly kept quiet about her recent marriage to L.A. Lakers player Shannon Brown.

The couple had an intimate wedding - just two personal witnesses were present for the nuptials - at their home last November in Los Angeles, according to HipHollywood.

The pair met on the set of Monica's video for "Love All Over Me" in the summer of 2010 and within months, 25-year-old Brown asked Monica for her hand in marriage.

The 30-year-old mom of two - who has sons, Rodney, 5, and Romelo, 3, from her relationship with former flame Rodney "Rocko" Hill - opened up to HipHollywood about what she calls "a very special time in my life."

“I am blessed to have married the man that God sent me, he's loving, compassionate, strong and supportive of my children, family and career," Monica added. "I look forward to our lives together."

Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. kmayfield

    congrads, ms. thang!!!!! Ur an amazing!!!!!

    July 11, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. imosoreal

    She's a nice lady and I'm sure they'll do fine if he just listens to her until he grows up. Money nor marriage doth a man make. She can tell him what to do and hopefully he'll listen in the meantime, he should just hang on in there and pray a whole lot. 25 is very young to marry but it can work if you work it. Doesn't that sound like one of the AA principals. Well, that's exactly what it is when you're young.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Count Olaf -- Gunther

    Is not Bend Over please. Is Ben Dover. Please do the trolling of the peoples correctly, please.

    January 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sherry

    Good Luck Monica I LUV your CD!!!! Best songs didn't make radio....

    January 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cola421

    @Barry–And it's ok if a woman decides to marry your sorry azz with 3-4 kids from 3-4 different moms? You men with your double standards...Grow up ......

    January 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Edward

    I'm glad they got married. They make a nice couple. I wish them the best!

    January 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. extrarandom

    Awesome! Love her and him.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DaJSUDiva

    CNN.. I have no idea where you get your sources.. but you guys are always like 2-3 day behind on any news..

    January 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |


    January 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Congrats and it takes a real man's love and acceptance of two beautiful children he didn't father. So all you men folk out there and ladies too, get on your J O B with your children.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Steve-O

    Never heard of her, or him.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rosalind

      You may not know who Monica is, but I guarantee you that you've probably heard one of her songs. She has had MANY hit records, going all the way back to 1994/1995 when she debuted as a 14 year old with a voice that was mature for her age.

      If you like the jazzy sound of Anita Baker, then you'll like Monica's voice. She doesn't sing stupid stuff, you won't see her gyrating in a video, and she doesn't show everything God gave her, either. Look her up on YouTube and you may be pleasantly surprised.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. me

    I think it bodes well for their future that they've been private about this. Best wishes for them both. Now, go make some babies!

    January 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Valerie

    Congratulations to the happy couple!!! Best wishes!!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tre04133

    everyone will call me an idiot but he should have talked to Usher first. A 25 yr. old millionaire marries
    a 30 yr. old minor star with 2 kids ??..Monica does not have a lot of money..she is a minor player in
    the music scene.....I'm just telling it like it is....

    January 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • CutePerceptions

      Dude are you serious??? Monica is NO minor player in the music game. She has been on the scene since she was about 15 with SEVERAL plattnum albums including her very last one. In fact it was selling out in stores faster than they could stock the shelves with it. I assure you Monica does not need Shannon's money. She seemed to be doing just fine before.

      January 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • me, too

      I'd hardly compare a 30 year old multi-platinum R&B singer/millionaire to a 38-year old hair stylist. The only similarities are that they both have two children. That's hardly a show stopper these days. There are a growing number of single mommies out there and, guess what, for every single mommy there's at least one single daddy. I wouldn't want to be with a significant other who has children but that's a my own personal decision and child support is expensive. But when one is a multimillionaire it isn't that big of a deal.

      January 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dude

    Did anyone tell Bill that Monica was getting married???????

    January 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Supermandaddy

    Red and Ben... Why is it necessary for the ignorant comments and negative assumptions??

    January 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  17. F_The_Lakers

    Shannon Brown's a punk F the Lakers

    January 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Eric of Reseda

    ALL I KNOW is that Shannon Brown is the most exciting guy to watch in the NBA! AND, he seems like a really good guy. Don't know who Monica is, but she apparently landed herself a good man!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ATL Guy

    Certainly hopes she signed a nuptial agreement. These basketball players blow through their money so quickly on cars, gambling etc, he may just want a sugar mama to latch onto.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric of Reseda

      Ef off, you twit. There are ANY number of NBA players who are devoted family men, or, AFTER livin' la vida loco – like ANY number of millionaires in their 20's – settle down and become more responsible adults.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • wilser

      And I hope she had him to sign one too.:-)

      January 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. san225

    Congratulations Monica and Shannon! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Brandy

    the boy is MINE!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. kelly

    Did the Kardashions give the ok on this ????

    January 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. S

    To WLM:
    Get your facts straight! Her ex Rocko is alive & well & did NOT commit suicide...........

    January 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  24. BenSearcher

    Where's Ben Dover's co-mment?

    January 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. BenSearcher

    Where's Ben Dover's comment?

    January 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. WLM

    Excuse me @Ben Dover, You are rude. If you knew anything about Monica, you would know that she is a widow and her ex committed suicide and left her with 2 children..... There are just as many non minority trashy woment that are single mommy trainwrecks... You are a loser and should stop buying into idiotic stereo types....

    January 21, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Tracy Gary

      While I agree with your comments to @Ben Dover, you have incorrectly cited the facts about Monica. The facts quoted in the article regarding the parentage of her sons is true and their father is alive. The gentleman that committed suicide was not her husband.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Real Talk

      Monica IS NOT a widow!!!!!!!!!!! Big Knot was not her husband. He was just a boyfriend when he committed suicide in the car, at the grave of his brother. Her and him did not have children together. Rodney/Rocko is the father of her two sons. He is alive and well. Furthermore her and the kids' father were NEVER married. So how could she be a widow? Get your facts straight before correcting someone. Good day

      January 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • NormaJeanJackson

      YOU people need to get a life. Unless you have Monica on speed-dial, you have no reason to be arguing about the details of this woman's life. Get a life please. Losers.

      January 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rosalind

      Monica is not a widow. This is her first marriage. One of her ex-boyfriends DID commit suicide in front of her at the site of his dear brother's grave, but that was years before Monica had her children. Monica's children's father is alive and well and was seen on camera when she had her reality show..

      January 26, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  27. Joi

    Congratulations!! And you upgrade too so GO MONICA!! Congratulations, she's a good person and deserves happiness!

    January 21, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  28. Red


    January 21, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Barry

      I am glad for Monica, but Shannon Brown is a damn fool. NEVER marry a woman that has KIDS for someone else.

      January 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • me, too

      Or with someone else, for that matter.

      January 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rosalind

      In their case, that she has children doesn't matter because she doesn't need his money to support her children. Monica is a Grammy-winning recording artist who started making hit records when she was 14 years old and she's had some MAJOR hits besides "The Boy Is Mine", which was a duet with Brandy.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |

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