Congrats: Singer Monica & Husband Shannon Brown Expecting A ‘Baby Girl’

Posted on Aug 17 2013 - 6:04pm by GumBumping Lady (Toyiah Marquis)

Congrats are in order for singer Monica and her husband NBA baller, Shannon Brown on the announcement of their new baby girl. This will be Monica’s first girl as she has 2 boys from a previous relationship and a first for Shannon as he has boys too. The couple who we’re hearing is ecstatic over their news sent out their baby shower invites last week. Monica is due in September.

Monica-and-Shannon-Brown-baby girl

Monica’s baby shower for family and close friends will be held at a private residence in Atlanta next weekend. Monica’s sons, Romelo Montez Hill, 5, and Rocko Ramone Hill III, 8, are so excited. They can’t wait for their baby sister to arrive! The proud parents are said to have chosen the name Laiyah.


Monica and Shannon were photographed exclusively by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks.


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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Starstruckpress August 18, 2013 at 10:54 am -

    They look so happy! Chnate may not have a man, but monica does!

  2. cottenkandi August 18, 2013 at 9:45 am -

    Glad she’s having a girl finally!

  3. HollywoodHiccups August 17, 2013 at 11:58 pm -

    A big congrats, how nice for them!

  4. Meiqua August 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm -

    Congrats to them!

  5. Nicola Gossips August 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm -

    I’m old school, I don’t think you should tell anyone you’re child’s name until you tell the child first.