Quick facts about Monica

Monica finalizes divorce from Shannon Brown

Monica and Shannon Brown have officially parted ways, because they have reportedly finalized their divorce. 

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The R&B singer appeared in a Fayetteville court early Tuesday, according to TMZ. The judge signed off on the divorce and allowed the star to reclaim her maiden name. 

The celebrity news site also reported the hearing was less than 10 minutes and that Brown was not present. 

The songwriter, 39, and the former Los Angeles Lakers player, 33, wed in 2010. They tied the knot in a private ceremony in November 2010. They exchanged vows a second time in July 2011 in front of family and friends friends, including “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes, rapper LL Cool J and NBA legend Kobe Bryant, according to Essence magazine

In March, the Grammy Award-winning artist filed for divorce from the athlete after eight years of marriage. The two have a 5-year-old daughter, Laiyah, together. The songstress has two sons from her previous relationship with Atlanta-based rapper Rocko.

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Najja Parker
Najja Parker
Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution