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Celebs Who Popped Up Pregnant Out Of Nowhere

February 27th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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In this day and age where a celebrity’s every move can be well chronicled, somehow these celebrities managed to surprise us all by popping up pregnant out of nowhere. No announcement, no save the date, just them, the red carpet, and a baby bump.

Celebs Who Popped Up Pregnant

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Lil Kim

Lil Kim reigned as the Queen Bee of rap in the late 90’s. Although her career took a nosedive following a jail stint for lying under oath, the diminutive star still managed to release new music. She may not be the hottest female rapper around anymore but the Brooklyn emcee will have a new title to her name. Lil Kim popped up at an event during New York Fashion Week earlier this month with a big bun in the oven. She’s a few months into the pregnancy and her boyfriend and daddy to be Mr. Papers revealed she is having a baby boy.

Awww! Monica Posts Valentine’s Day Pics Of Her Adorable Family

February 14th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Monica Posts Valentine's Day Pics

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Happy Valentines Day from Rocko, Romelo and Laiyah!

Singer Monica just posted Valentine’s Day pics of her adorable family on Instagram and we have to say this will probably be the cutest thing you see all day. Writing, “God is Love is They are ❤My Everything Happy Valentines Day from Rocko❤ Romelo ❤and Laiyah❤,” Monica posted the picture above, before her hubby had a chance to do the same thing with this precious mother-daughter shot:

Monica Posts Valentine's Day Pics

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The 28-year-old San Antonio Spurs player wrote “Happy Birthday to my loves!” as his caption and Monica reposted it, on her IG account, writing:

We Love you too…#MommyAndLaiyah She is such a girly girl already  she keeps one hand up as if she’s holding a purse#LordHelpMe

Of course it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some grown folk’s loving, but Monica already took care of that, posting this throwback pic of her and Shannon which is oh so appropriate on the day the world celebrates love, writing. Monica wrote: “Everyday is Valentines Day over this way❤ #FlashBackFriday  #MyDailyCrush  #MyHusband  #GodsLoveBlessedOurLove  @l_s_brown.”

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OK girl, we hear you! Aren’t they the cutest?

That Was Quick: Celebs Who Dated For 2 Seconds Before Getting Engaged

January 28th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Sometimes you know within a matter of minutes if the person you just met is your soulmate and partner for life. That appears to be the case with these celebrity couples who wasted no time moving from dating to engaged within a matter of months or even days.

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Big Sean and Naya Rivera

Rapper Big Sean had a longtime girlfriend back when he signed with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. Even though she was there for much of his success, the couple parted ways in 2013 and soon after that the Detroit rapper was in the arms of another woman. Big Sean met actress Naya Rivera on Twitter first before taking their romance offline and into the real world. After dating for just six months, Sean popped the question this past October.

Cute Kid Alert: Monica’s Son Romelo Spends Quality Time With His Baby Sister, Laiyah

January 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The only thing cuter than adorable babies is adorable babies in the arms of cute kids.

Monica posted a photo on her Instagram account of her son Romelo holding his little sister, 4-month-old Laiyah. The doting brother, decked in his basketball uniform, seemed very protective of his little sister (with her already full head of curly hair). Monica posted this caption with the pic:

#PricelessMoments Romelo refused to leave for his game before holding his sisterHe said Momma I can’t wait until she can watch me playLOL #SiblingBond #ProtectiveBrothers #LaiyahsBlessed RRLRomelo Rocko & Laiyah #MyHeart

Laiyah is of course Monica’s infant daughter with husband Shannon Brown, and right before she was born, the singer talked to People about how excited she was to finally have a girl after having two sons in Rodney and Romelo (from her past relationship with rapper Rocko):

“I know everything about WrestleMania and Tonka Trucks so I’m excited to share shopping dates and manis and pedis with her. But I’m really looking forward to teaching her about life. I want to be an example to her like my mother was to me.”

Monica has some of the cutest kids, and this picture is definitely heartwarming (and we need it cause it’s cold outside…).



Monica Shares Why She Won’t Fight For Child Support

December 23rd, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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From EurWeb

Monica has logged a ton of miles on her journey to becoming one of R&B’s elite solo acts.

The veteran songtress has also gained plenty of wisdom along the way, which she uses to keep peace in her personal life.

Strength, courage, and wisdom make up the formula to Monica’s success and longevity in the business. These qualities also provide solace to the Grammy award winner, despite her ex-fiancé’s refusal to pay child support for his two young boys. Unlike many single moms, Monica has the means to give her children the world, and then some. But that doesn’t excuse the father of her children, Rocko, from not stepping up to plate, she says.

Nevertheless, the Atlanta native has managed to blend the family she started in her previous relationship, with her new husband, NBA veteran Shannon Brown. And news recently broke that the happy couple is expecting their first child this fall.

“People always ask me, ‘How do you make a blended family work?’ It is what you make it. The first order of business as parents is we gotta respect one another,” Monica told Jermaine Dupri on the latest episode of his reality webseries. “I don’t believe in the court system. I’m not steppin’ in no court house, I’m not callin’ them people.”

She continued, “Let me explain. This is my thing. I’m sure every situation may require something different, but for me, I feel like a real man will be man enough to assess the needs of his child, and make sure that it happens. I don’t need to call you and I don’t need to call them people for you,” Monica reasoned.

For more insight on Monica’s blended family, read on at


Cute Kid Alert: Guess This Precious Mommy-Daughter Pair

October 17th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Monica Posts Precious Pic With Newborn Daughter

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Isn’t this the most adorable mother-daughter preciousness you’ve seen in a long time?

Well you should thank Monica for it because she’s the proud mother behind this photo. Taking to Instagram, the singer uploaded her very first pic with her baby girl, writing:

Some moments in life are so sweet that nothing else matters #LaiyahShannon Mommy loves u!!! After she nurses she likes to sleep like this #FatherGodThankUForMyChildren

Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve seen little Laiyah Brown. On September 3, the day she was born, proud papa Shannon Brown posted a pic of him with his baby girl, saying: I THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!! And not too long after that, Monica’s girl Tiny, posted her own Instagram pic with the little cutie who happens to be her god-daughter.

Laiyah is Monica and Shannon’s first child together and Monica’s third. She has two boys with rapper Rocco and they seem to be doing a great job as big brothers. In another pic of Monica’s she showed her sons, Rocko and Romelo, with Laiyah and wrote: “Everyday I wake up I feel inspired, encouraged & motivated to be the best person I can be because of these three. My heart beats for My Children.. #RockoLaiyahRomelo #OutsideEnjoyingNature

Looks like all is well in the Brown household. Congrats again!

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Cute Kid Alert: Tiny Shares Picture With Monica And Shannon Brown’s Newborn, Laiyah

September 9th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Tiny and Laiyah

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Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris just released a picture of her god-daughter, Laiyah, who happens to be the  baby girl of singer Monica and NBA player Shannon Brown. When Laiyah was born, Brown tweeted:


Mommy Monica hasn’t tweeted or uploaded any pictures of Laiyah but we are sure she is adjusting to being a mother of three now!

Congratulations to Monica and Shannon, again! We’re excited to see more pictures of Laiyah!

Monica Gives Birth To Baby Girl With Husband Shannon Brown!

September 6th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Monica Gives Birth

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It’s a girl!

OK we already knew that from the pink pony theme at Monica’s baby shower a couple of weeks ago. The real news is the baby girl is here!

Vanessa Bryant broke the news on Instagram late last night with the message below.

vanessa bryantIn case that’s too small for you to read, the baby’s name is Laiyah, and she was born September 3, weighing 6 whole pounds.

Proud father Shannon Brown also shared the news on his own Instagram page with the adorable photo below, saying: I THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!!

Monica Gives Birth

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So far, Monica hasn’t tweeted or Instgramed any details yet, but we imagine she’s busy adjusting to life as a mother of three now, with her other two boys Rocko and Romelo.

Congrats to the couple! We can’t wait to see this cutie’s face.

Get Ready To Be Spoiled! Monica & Shannon Brown Are Having A Girl!

August 17th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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If what we’re hearing is true, Monica might be a really excited woman!

We know that when women are pregnant, one of the things they wish for the most is a healthy baby. But when you’ve got a house full of boys like singer Monica, it would be nice if your next bundle of joy could be a little girl.

Luckily for her, that looks to be the case! Sandra Rose is reporting that sources have told her that Monica and husband Shannon Brown are expecting the first little this fall. Monica has two sons from a previous relationship and Shannon has a son from his previous relationship.  This little lady will sure be surrounded by a lot of security guards (better known as her brothers and her dad)!

Rose also revealed that Baby Brown’s name will be Laiyah and the couple will be having a baby shower later this month.

Looks like one of Monica and Shannon’s friends just couldn’t keep their mouths closed! But we know all of Monica’s fans are excited because ever since we found out the Browns were expecting, the constant sentiment was, “Congrats, I hope she has a girl this time!”

How exciting for the entire family!

“This The One”: Future Says He’ll Marry Ciara And Speaks On Why He Thinks They Were Meant To Be

August 13th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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So now it makes sense why Future and Ciara have been out here talking about ‘He’s my King’ and getting each other’s initials tattooed on their hands. The 29-year-old rapper and singer, also known orginally as Nayvadius, says that the Queen of the Matrix, aka, the Queen of Crunk and B, is THE one. Not just any chick he’s messing with at the moment, but the girl he’s ready to be married to and have kids with. At least, that’s what he told Angie Martinez on Hot 97 late last night, and he seemed serious (or at least his voice did…). Here’s what he said during their interview about coming across the singer seven years ago while hanging with rapper Rocko and knowing that she was going to be his girl, even though he wasn’t a fan of her music:

Future: “It wasn’t like I met her and everything stopped…It’s crazy, me and my brother Rocko we was riding. It had to be like seven years ago…and she was shooting a video on the curb. I was like, ‘Dang, she look good. I’ma have her one day.’

He was like ‘Man, stop and say something to her.’ I said ‘Naw I ain’t gonna say nothing to her, but I’ma be with her one day.’ That was seven years ago and I was saying that and it ended up happening. But I never met her, never listened to any of her songs, never read up on her, it wasn’t, I’m not one of those guys–”

Martinez: “You weren’t a stalker?”

Future: “I’m not a stalker. I was caught up in my world, my life, and it ended up happening. But words are powerful. She’ll tell you the same story just like that. It wasn’t no pressure, no pressing her because he (Rocko) was with Monica at the time and they had a relationship where they knew her. She would be around them. He knew her so I could have met her. But then I was like, ‘Naw I’m good.’ He was like, ‘You sure you don’t wanna meet her?’ I was like, ‘Naw, but I’ma be with her one day.’”

Martinez: “Is this it? Are you going to be married with children? Is this it?”

Future: “Aye, it’s it. This it. I don’t get into nothing to get out.”

Martinez: “Have you set a date?”

Future: “Nope, we haven’t set a date.”

Martinez: “But this is the one?”

Future: “This the one.”

Martinez: “Did you know right away?”

Future: “Yep! Like I said, I said it before…seven years ago, so for it to come around and happen, it was just meant to be.”

We know that Ciara is somewhere cheesing it up about what he’s told Martinez, but we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for the couple. They’re definitely cute! And who doesn’t love a man professing his love for his lady? See his full interview with Martinez on the next page!

Do you see these two walking down the aisle?

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