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‘It wasn’t another person’: Monica reveals infidelity not the reason for divorce

Monica has not shared many details about her divorce from her husband Shannon Brown, but she recently revealed infidelity did not separate them. 

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During an appearance on the syndicated talk show “RuPaul Show,” the singer opened up about her break up from the former NBA player and explained how difficult it has been. 

“Even though I’m on reality TV, there’s certain parts and elements of it that I’ve never discussed because when you get married, it is between the two of you and whatever happens within it, it’s us and God,” she said. “No matter what happens, he will always get my absolute respect, gratitude and also my assistance in being a part of whatever his life becomes ... I’ll be there to support because that’s what I vowed to do, even when the other side of it does not work.”

Although she said she’s experienced infidelity in previous relationships, that wasn’t the case with her and Brown. 

“Luckily, for us, it wasn’t another person that was the issue but in the times that I’ve experienced that, I definitely act out very harshly,” she said. “So that part of the growth has been good. Me being hurt repeatedly allowed me to say, ‘Okay, how do you deal with hurt?’”

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
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