Monica and NBA Husband Shannon Brown Split

The Grammy Award winning artist Monica has filed for divorce earlier this month in her home city of Atlanta, TMZ reported. The 38 year old was married to 33 year old NBA star hubby Shannon Brown. Monica, 38, and Brown, 33, got married in 2010.

The two met in the same year on the set of her music video “Love All Over Me.” The couple had their critics who felt marriage was happening too soon. Monica went online to defend their decision at the time by stating on twitter:

We realize people will have their opinions. That’s the way of the world. But we know who we are & who’s we are. We pray 2 an awesome God 2gether


They share 5-year-old daughter Laiyah.

Monica also has two other sons from a previous relationship with rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill, whom she was engaged to until she broke it off in 2010.