R&B diva Monica and her NBA star husband, Shannon Brown are expecting
By Florence Anthony
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R&B diva Monica, has confirmed that she and her NBA star husband, Shannon Brown are expecting a little bundle of joy. The songstress is five months pregnant with their first child together. She has two sons from a previous relationship with music producer and rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill and Shannon has a son from a previous relationship. Last weekend, Monica performed at a “Night To Remember,” celebrating 25 years of giving back to the community of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Proceeds from the concert will go towards grants, scholarships and intervention programs for urban youth.
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