R&B singer Monica is pregnant with her third child, her first with husband Shannon Brown.
The 32-year-old tweeted a link to an Instagram photo Saturday with the message, “Show time Chattanooga.” Her pregnant belly is clearly visible through her blue dress.
After being congratulated by former Reno 911! star Niecy Nash, the “Don’t Take It Personal” singer added, “Thanks SO much… 5 months & counting LOL #excited.”
In 2004, four years after the suicide of her boyfriend Jarvis “Knot” Weems, Monica began dating rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill. The two broke up that same year, but got back together a few months later. After giving their relationship a second chance, Monica became pregnant. She gave birth to her first child, Rodney Ramone Hill III, in May 2005.
Monica became pregnant again in 2007, and gave birth to her second child, Romelo Montez Hill, in January 2008. He is named after Monica’s younger brother, Montez.
Monica and Hill got engaged on Christmas Eve 2007, a little less than two weeks before their son was born. The couple broke up in October 2009, after rumors surfaced that Hill cheated, but the split wasn’t announced until March 2010.
Three months later, Monica met Phoenix Suns shooting guard Shannon Brown, whom she met while shooting the video for her song “Love All Over Me.” The two were married five months later in a secret ceremony on November 22 at their Los Angeles home. A second wedding/vow renewal followed on July 9, 2011. Brown has a son, Shannon Christopher Brown, from a previous relationship.
Monica is currently working on her eighth, currently untitled, studio album. She announced that she would be working with Missy Elliot, Rico Love, Polow Da Don, and others on the album. Incidentally, the title of her previous album, 2012’s New Life, seems to have foreshadowed this latest pregnancy.
Congratulations to Monica and Shannon on their new addition!
[Photo credit: Monica/Instagram]