Black Love: Monica and Shannon Brown

We pay tribute to Monica and Shannon Brown's love story by taking a look back at their sweetest moments thus far.
Charli Penn Oct, 09, 2011

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Monica says she and Shannon fell in love instantly and after the video shoot (where they met) wrapped, they embarked on one great date that never ended.

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Monica and Shannon Brown surprised fans in November 2010 when they announced that they’d married in a small justice of the peace ceremony with just one witness. Love just could not wait.

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R&B diva Monica met future hubby Shannon, 2006 first round NBA draft pick and current Lakers player Shannon Brown, on the set of her “Love All Over Me” music video. Who could have known the casting could be so spot on.

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Fate brought Shannon and Monica together and true love made it stick. After tying the knot in a secret ceremony in Novemeber 2010, in June, Monica and Shannon said “I do” again in their dream wedding ceremony in front of all their friends and family.

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Shannon was certain Monica was the one, and he says his mom was too. She loved Monica instantly.

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Proud mom Monica and her two boys pose with Shannon Brown and his son for a lovely family photo at a recent red carpet. Now that’s what we call black love.

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Monica smiles and looks on as her hubby enjoys a special Lakers themed birthday cake.

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Super busy couple Mr. and Mrs. Brown take full advantage of all the time they have together. If they’re not working they’re snuggled up somewhere in the world enjoying a photo opp.

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Where there’s Monica, there’s Shannon — always!

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When fans took to Twitter to accuse Monica for breaking up Shannon’s relationship with his ex, he instantly defended her saying that what they had was real and she was in no way a “home wrecker”.

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When the busy pair get a chance to escape for some family fun in the sun they always share a good twit pic documenting their bliss.

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Monica and Shannon Brown get fancy for the red carpet. Aren’t they a lovely pair.

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When Monica’s with her main man Shannon she’s always smiling bright. It’s pretty safe to say she’s found The One to make her happy, happy, happy.

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Monica and Shannon just can’t get enough of each other — as evidenced by their Twittter feeds, where they share cute pics like this one almost daily.

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Monica and Shannon Brown share a sweet red carpet moment. It’s hard to catch this couple not grinning from ear to ear.

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Husband and wife team Monica and Shannon Brown join The Cheesecake Factory to kick-off Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month by catering a community lunch in in Maywood, CA.

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Monica and Shannon Brown arrive at the ‘Kardashian Kollection’ launch party in Hollywood showing off their fearless love and fabulous red carpet style.

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Newlyweds Monica and Shannon Brown stop by the ESSENCE.com offices for a visit.

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Just in time for Mother’s Day 2013, Monica announced that she and Shannon were expecting their first child together. She shared this photo with the world and the caption read “5 months and counting!” Congrats!

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On Father’s Day 2013, Monica paid tribute to her husband, and the new-dad to be via Instagram: “Happy Fathers Day to my amazing husband @shannonbrown26 U love, nurture, support & stand by me. As we await the arrival of our child I thank u for the nights that you've held me, rubbed my aching back, been a listening ear, made dr's visits and comforted me.. Our child is blessed to have a Father like U, Happy Father's Day”