On Thursday, Monica appeared on The Wendy Show where she opened up and talked about her divorce from Shannon Brown, who’s currently playing basketball in the BIG3 league.
In March, Monica filed for divorce from her husband, and while chatting with Wendy Williams, she talked about how communication was a huge issue for them.
“I’ve been really really good. Sometimes, it takes difficult things to lead you to where you need to be. And it was some conversations that needed to be had and some communication that needed to be had,” Monica said.
“That’s what brought us together, so it really opened up a dialogue in the house. We’re not feuding or beefing or anything, at all. It’s really been peaceful because both of us are comfortable with speaking. You understand? Sometimes, it gets too quiet.”
Monica continued on and addressed rumors that her divorce was simply a storyline for her VH1 reality show T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle.
“It had gotten too quiet. You know you get to nine years. We made it through some of the trenches. The reality show started taking place before the divorce did, let’s be clear. Or I would not have gone on. Flat out!” Monica explained.
“This isn’t something I could have predicted and I’m highly offended when people ask me is that storyline for the show. I’ve never, in 24 years, done anything for a show. I’ve never sold anything that wasn’t true. I don’t play like that.”
Monica shared that since she made a commitment to her friends to do the reality show, she wasn’t going to back out because there were changes transpiring in her life.
“You don’t just walk away because something is happening with you. I’m not on the show alone. So, real life happened,” Monica shared.
She then went on to say that perhaps she and her husband didn’t fight enough.
“Maybe we didn’t fight enough. Maybe it was…We were both so busy. The first season, none of this was happening,” Monica said before talking about how the divorce has affected her children.
“My 14-year-old is very clear on everything that is happening. One thing I do appreciate about Shannon is he has this truth policy. It’s an honesty policy in the house between us and the kids. If they ask a question, we have to tell them the truth,” she said.
“And they know it, so it’s been some interesting conversation there. And even with my five year old who does not look or act 5, she’s asked some interesting questions.”
While Monica was on the show, she also sang her single “Commitment” live. Check it out below.