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Monica and NBA player Shannon Brown are such a cute couple! After only knowing each other for a few months, they wed in a private ceremony. It seemed quite fast and that caused some people to question if the newlyweds would make it. So far, they have been doing just fine!

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TT Torez of iPowerRichmond sat down with Monica during the annual Radio One Fest. Monica shared the moment she fell in love with Shannon and how she had to let him “be a man.”

“We met on the set of my video shoot “Love All Over Me,” reflects Monica.”That was the first time I had ever laid eyes on him, but I knew it wouldn’t be the last. It was instantaneous. He was very genuine. He’s so easy on the eyes. You kind of get over the outer appearance doing what I do after a while,” she continued.

“It doesn’t take that long in this business, you see how ugly people are on the inside, so with him is was really interesting I think to me that the first time we met he was talking about his grandmother.”

The “It All Belongs To Me” singer was weary of their connection at first. “I fought a lot of it because I was a single mom with two small boys so I was fighting it. I stated praying for confirmation,” she tells TT.

“Sometimes as a woman you have to be OK with not knowing all the answers. I started asking for confirmation and I enjoyed every second with him instead of thinking so much and try to map out how it should be. I sat back and let him be a man and let him lead him into what we are now.”

For the full interview, click here.

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