R&B singer Monica, best known for her hit single “The Boy Is Mine” weds L.A. Lakers Shannon Brown for the second time, according to People magazine. They have thrown a huge wedding party on Saturday, inviting a long list of friends and relatives. The couple has actually been married since November last year, in a very private ceremony held at their home.
Now, unlike the secret and quiet ceremony last year, they went public with the announcement and had a huge list of guests. They wanted to be surrounded by hundreds of family members and friends. Among the names on the guest list, there are LaLa Vasquez, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher. However, Brown could not enjoy the presence of all his friends, as the NBA lockout forbids players and team personnel to interact in other places than at a match and training.
The wedding had a blue and purple theme and the guests enjoyed a three-course meal. In order for the wedding to be as beautiful as they imagined, they hired a professional wedding planner that has experience with celebrity weddings: Mindy Weiss coordinated the party, serving Fat Burger at the reception and Charm City Cake served for dessert.
Monica and Shannon met in June 2010 when Brown starred in one of her music videos called “Love All Over Me”. Almost four months later, the L.A. Lakers player proposed to the singer. Born Monica Denise Arnold, the R&B artist is now 30 years old and has a son, Rodney Ramone, with ex husband Rodney “Rocko” Hill, a real estate manager. Ramone is 6 years old. Shannon Brown is 25 years old and has two children from a previous relationship.
Monica confessed that she was looking forward to this moment. “I am blessed to have married the man that God sent me,” she says in a statement to HipHollywood. “I look forward to our lives together.”