Update: Today, Monica and Shannon’s divorce has been finalized.
According to TMZ, the singer is officially a single woman. Today, she stood in front of a judge with her attorney for a few minutes to end her nine-year marriage. The whole thing lasted less than 10 minutes. The hearing was particularly quick because Shannon did not show up for the hearing.
Monica was granted her divorce and the judge granted her request to return to her maiden name Arnold.
The details of child support for their six-year-old daughter Laiyah were sealed so no word if either party will pay child support.
Original story: It seems like former NBA player Shannon Brown might be experiencing a little uncertainty when it comes to ending his marriage to singer Monica.
Just yesterday, we wrote about him flashing his wedding ring asking his followers if they were interested in a free giveaway. He eventually deleted the caption after his followers accused him of being messy and tacky for being so flippant about giving away the symbol of his nine-year marriage.
Apparently, that wasn’t the message Shannon was trying to send because later he posted a picture of himself and his estranged wife with the caption, “When people don’t know to mind their business…”
Celebrities love inviting us into their drama and dysfunction only to tell us to leave the party once we have questions or jump to logical conclusions.
But we may have to hold all types of judgement when it comes to Mr. Brown because we never know what we’re going to get from him one day to the next.
While the two are in the midst of a divorce, Shannon seems to be shooting a shot.
Monica, who has changed her Instagram name from Monica Brown to Monica Denise, posted a picture of herself looking phenomenal.
And guess who was in the comment section? Shannon. He wrote, “That stare does something to me!!!!!”
But he didn’t stop there. In another picture Monica posted that day, Shannon posted 27 heart eye emojis under the photo.
There are a few things that could be happening here. Shannon is realizing what he’s about to lose and he’s sending up a smoke signal, hoping it’s not too late. Or, he’s trolling the people dem. After all, Shannon has Monica’s number. He could flirt with her in a million non-public ways, even on social media. I’m sure his DM would stand out. Instead, he’s leaving outlandish and uncharacteristic comments on IG posts, something we never saw him do throughout the course of their marriage.
This wouldn’t be the first time, Shannon has gone out of his way to send a strange, contradictory message about the state of his marriage. In the first public comment about the dissolution of his marriage, Brown told the women of “Sister Circle”:
“Umm…I haven’t been going through a lot of nothing. You know what I mean? I feel like a lot of people take stories that they hear and they kind of blow it up for entertainment purposes,” he said on Sister Circle. “I learned how to ignore the negativity and just keep pushing forward. I think that’s what it’s all about. And it’s funny because I think a lot of people got the same idea. When they see me they’re like, ‘Are you okay?,’ And I’m like ’I’m fine. What’s wrong?’ It’s part of it though when you’re in the public eye you’ve to be able to deal with whatever come along with it. I’m strong in my faith and my spirituality so that’s what pull me or push me.”
Alright bruh. There’s a difference between handling situations with grace and pretending like your marriage ending is not going through anything.
But to each his own. I hope Shannon is processing all of these life changes healthily.