By Sandra Rose  | 


VH1 execs are reportedly furious that Monica Brown refuses to discuss her marital problems on T.I. & Tiny's Friends & Family Hustle. The single mother-of-three filed for divorce from former NBA star Shannon Brown last month.

Monica, 38, and her estranged husband, Shannon Brown, 33, parted ways in late 2017. So Mo invited her parents, Marilyn and Rev. Best, to move into her mansion to help care for her three children, Rocko, Romelo and Laiyah.

When Monica's fans questioned whether she and her husband were separated, the ultra secretive singer denied the rumors - in so many words and pictures.

Now insiders claim Monica refused to discuss her marital problems on last year's show. And she's refusing to talk about her upcoming divorce on season 2 of 'Family Hustle' which premieres tonight on VH1.

Sources tell TMZ, Monica won't even mention her soon-to-be ex-husband by name.

"We're told Monica's decision to stay mum is frustrating the people tasked with crafting an interesting storyline for the singer. And she's just not cooperating with producers begging for her to open up about her relationship with Shannon."

Monica, who is very private, goes to great lengths to keep her private life out of the public eye.

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  • Gamer?? Chick

    Well I don’t blame her.

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Her face looks abnormally large here.

  • Marlika


  • WutizstillHERE!
  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Producers: Monica we need a story line. You gotta give us something

  • PLEASEDontTellMe


  • Sushi

    I'm not mad, keep your life private....

  • Tiff J

    Hmmm.... I'm a private person.... let me go on a nationally broadcast REALITY show about my FAMILY so I can be private in public. LOL

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    That part.

  • Angelique Johnson
  • JesusSidePeace
  • Alextra Ballard

    Wow!!! Shannon looks different

  • Nathan Hastings

    Why is she on a reality show?

  • Coy little wink

    Mijdc was right..who does this ?think she is ?

  • Renee26

    Oh well... Still wasn't gonna watch the show ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Some reality shows actually destroys relationships.

  • Renee26

    She said... I'm Tiny's friend... That's all yew get!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    She needs the money...The ATL well is drying up for everyone except Kandi at this point...

  • Parent

    Then why do a supposed reality show. These celebrities kill me.

  • AphroKween
  • abby500

    No she isn’t private she is shamed. She is one of the righteous ppl and her marriage flopped and she’s embarrassed.

  • TriniHarlem

    Get off the scripted reality. Case closed. Problem solved.

  • Kanyade
  • Renee26

    Started out as Tiny friend... I suppose Instagram modeling doesn't pay well enough so she signed on for another season

  • MrsSpice1


  • Kanyade


  • MrsSpice1

    Rt, had she not been on the show i dont think anybody outside of atl would care or know shes going through a divorce ?.

  • MrsSpice1

    Reality tv is far from private..and fame esp! Ppl are nosy af.

  • Kanyade
  • Kanyade

    i;m trying so be present in this last hour of work. sheesh.

  • jazmine

    Ok Reginae was so annoying in them 4 seconds

  • dblogged

    That’s good Monica because we don’t care

  • Sushi


  • Coy little wink

    I don't watch reality shows for this very reason. Its not real and I don't have time for fake shyt...hello. My time and brain cells are very precious...

  • Ana Filipovic

    Go girl, you can do it, get that check. Somewhere round half I'm pretty much dead, when I get past that point ....sheeeesh

  • Tee Bullock

    OMG LMMFAO, I miss Bernie!!

  • DroneRivers

    I miss his font! Nobody stanned for Kim K like him. Not even Kanye lmao

  • jujumanji

    So she has no storyline. Boot her from this unnecessary show and keep it moving.

  • Coy little wink

    He was steadfast ?

  • Renee26

    Why does TI never seem to support Tiny's career moves?? He irks my nerves!!

    She wants to sing solo... What's the problem little controlling mf??

  • Clopretty

    Emphasis on the "Unnecessary show" part.

  • What???

    What's wrong with Monica's coochie? Every man who goes in there always runs in the opposite direction. WTF? Looks are deceiving though...

  • CeCe

    Exactly! She tries to act like everything is good and goes so hard when the reality is her marriage flopped because he cheated on her and she got knocked off of her self-righteous pedestal.

  • Applebum

    Kick her off the show then. She knew what she was signing up for. That show is dry anyways. I don’t watch tv but I tried watching it once....I turned off the television after 5 minutes. Yawn fest.

  • Applebum

    Lol. Every man? She doesn’t get around. We only know of 3 public relationships since she’s been in the game. Unless she’s a smut behind the scenes... ?

  • KLove

    Good for her

  • Alextra Ballard

    He supports and honor everybody but his own wife

  • What???

    3?? That's 3 verifiable busses in her that we know about. She got all kinda men's DNA tossed in her, body trashed with all her baby daddies. I still love her voice though but I'd cheat on her too cuz her snapper is finished.

  • Alextra Ballard

    MONICA! Saddown... it ain nuffin tew discuss...ya husband was a serial cheetah. End of story.

  • 100milesperhour

    Guess she'd be in everyone else's storyline giving advice & life tips. Maybe preparing bodies too.

  • Luv Pitties

    Who is the third guy?

  • Frank Blunt


  • brooklyn23

    For real, I kinda cringed watching this preview

  • Chipswife

    Hasn't he moved on with someone else already??? I thought I read that somewhere..

  • bemetoo

    Lol told y’all.. another word on the street is that the reason why Monica is refusing to talk about her divorce is because she was saving all the juicy gossip for her role in the RHOA

  • Chipswife

    Makes absolutely no sense.. like why u here again ?

  • SandraRose

    Monica is on RHOA?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • KcoolMuziq

    I absolutely LOVE Reginae! I don't understand why no one likes her. I guess I understand her more. She is so charismatic just like her father. Most on that show is like watching paint dry. It's no surprise to me that she's becoming an actress. She has that IT quality about her.

  • bemetoo

    Lol no it’s a rumor floating around that she’s in consideration

  • T865!

    Too busy trying to make it seem like everything was ok..

  • T865!

    How many have been in your petrified pouch???

  • GAPeach

    If they separated in 2017 there ain't no damn drama to discuss. They both already know what it is.

  • Seldomseen

    Shannon looks like he missed the bus this morning and still waiting for it to come back and pick him up at 5:00 pm

  • What???

    Sounds like you’ve been ran through since you hollered. Ask God if he can roll back your own mileage.

  • Coy little wink

    He looks broke you say ?

  • Keyshia Ray

    "Monica, who is very private, goes to great lengths to keep her private life out of the public eye."

    How is that she on a damn reality show lol ijs...

  • Coy little wink

    He looks broke you mean ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Her other reality show on BET was boring because she chose to only talk about her music and gigs. She didn’t say anything about Rocko back then either. Mo gives the bare minimum on a reality show.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile somn is definitely off with Shannon


    Shannon be geeked up for the gawds hunty. I’m sure his pill popping problems has a lot to do with the divorce ?????

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile it ain’t no drama. He cheated,ither she wanted a divorce or he just left her asz. The end.

  • JesusSidePeace

    Sharing is caring. Plus there are no good men left in New Jersey.

  • Tell the truth

    I hope she isn’t

  • Logan Roberts

    That's right Goonica let nosey azz folks keep guessing & trying to put 2 and 2 together.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    My tv's won't be in attendance but good for her.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Did anyone see the awkward clip of Shannon dancing? #JesusTakeTheWheel

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    then fire her from the show. she doesn't have anything else interesting going on. just go live peacefully with your kids and miss feeding us your dry drama.

  • ohplease

    The point is she went on a "reality show" to expose her life, getting a divorce does eventually show as being of public record, so why not discuss it if she is going to be on the reality show, this could help some of her fans who are going through the same struggle? If she plans to remain so private then the last place to be is on reality tv especially during a time when she is going through issues that she would not want to be known. Right now she is taking up space and a paycheck & knows this.

  • BingBangBoom

    I don't blame her... yall get messy and all detective like.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    and BINGO was his name-o

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    she got Halle Berry cooch you say?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real


  • What???


  • Fodderwing

    1. Either she really wants that raise.
    2. She’s saving it for a book that she wants to secure her own licensing on...while at the same time using the show to generate a platform of her own to market to. That may be a stretch tho. Depends upon the type of contract she signed.
    3. She really doesn’t want her stuff out there. (Did she have a pre-nup which includes an NDA, precluding get from any disclosure).
    4. TI is creating a story line.

    Stay tuned!!

  • Luv Pitties

    I forgot all about him, I think that’s her true love

  • Frank Blunt

    Shannon always looked like he sniffed his he stole change from the bottom of the the gum stuck on a

  • Frank Blunt

    Somehow I can see her coming with some heat in the music department ?and a spin off Christian counsel with a mega pastor reality series to save image in name of being a Proverbs 31 woman? She would do well on a daytime like The View or such where there is a mesh of personalities


    I was about to ask, what caused the divorce? This is y I'm no fan of "couple goals"? Our couple goals are to become better progressive versions of is! Not some ppl on the gram that Idk!

  • Logan Roberts

    I don't care what the point is. She can reveal what she wants too, just like Wendy did. It's her life. The end.

  • TamG

    He is so pressed to boycott companies for “racism.” When will he boycott the trash culture he perpetuates? Which has been more harmful to the Black community, Gucci or Black men aggrandizing strip clubs, materialism, and “trapping” on the radio? ?

  • Look@m3
  • Look@m3
  • Look@m3

    I was thinking the same something is off! She not the same girl on the roof with the long shoes.

  • Look@m3

    I was thinking the same something is off! She not the same girl on the roof with the long shoes.

  • ShWa

    She's going to get fired from the show like Kenya Moore did from RHOA....

  • hottlanta

    So she needs 2 spread her business on television 2 help someone else .What would these people do with their lives if she wasnt getting a divorcé. A lot of them know what they have at home n will b like wendy hold on until a baby comes n now a lightbulb goes off he doesnt want 2 b with u anymore. Whatever.

  • ShWa

    Why do the show if u are not willing to expose your life get off the show then.

  • MJF

    I never saw the show and probably will never watch. They all boring anyway

  • MzApple

    I cringed. super awkward

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    So True!! Monica is the type to put on e front like everything fine when the whole house around her is burning down...I know it has alot to do with her keeping up an appearance in ATL and to her fan base but she just strikes me as the type...she has the perfect poker face for any situation...

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Never seen that show but i dont care if yall do it privately, tell the workd or ghost hin, LEAVE THESE DIRTY deeks NIG-GAS alone!! Please black and brown sistas, stop dating these boys who are younger than you, stop letting them play in your cootie cat, learn your damn worth!! Shameka was never on monicas level periodT! Cant raise a boy!

  • YellowSauce

    These men love to waste a women's time ...
    We all know he's a cheater and so maybe she
    didn't want to have to rehash it ... And she has the right to her privacy now if its in contract all she has to do is get a good lawyer ... there are always loop holes in the law ... she's good and let them be mad

  • T Willis

    Then they need to stop hiring her dry @&&

  • Sassie

    Why is she on the show then? Get off the show Monica, if you're THAT private.

  • Shanayeblanco38

    Because she can be mad you can’t be NOSY ??

  • Fodderwing

    Lol! Probably! That’s why this story is even being put out there. TI’s just in his feelings bc Monica played him. He likes to think he’s the smartest person in the room...he saw her crumbling marriage as a storyline for his show. But Monica was a few steps ahead. She played along, got the contract and the check...and stfu. Boy. Bye.

  • Fodderwing

    So cringey.

  • Grace Turner

    She just wants to use the show to push her new music.

  • parisjok

    no no no no no. if it was just her yes but it is NOT the right thang to do for her kids. not at all

  • Keith
  • Shaun
  • Mike Rich
  • Evelyn
  • Bernice Phelps
  • Eleanor
  • Billy lutz
  • Banana
  • BlackDove
  • Scrime
  • Kreator Kreationz

    I believe that they are going to get back together/going to work things out. I could be wrong but just cause someone files for divorce doesn't mean they will actually go through with it. It can be another TI&Tiny situation but we will see. I actually liked them together and they have a beautiful daughter together.