LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Lakers Shannon Brown and singer Monica are engaged. Shannon Brown and Monica are getting married just months after a blogger’s reader spotted the two together in New York. In July, one reader wrote into a celebrity blog claiming that she spotted Monica with the Lakers star together in Times Square New York.”They appeared to be into each other. Shannon was laughing and Monica was smiling. Shannon is cutie! But I mean they could be here on business!”
In August, Brown was forced to fire back at one website’s false report that he was engaged to his baby mom when he met Monica. Brown has a child with a woman who, according to Sandra Rose at the time, was “running to the blogs” with allegations. Brown issued a news statement in August 2010 stating that “Monica is my girlfriend, confidant and a strong successful women that has been though a lot herself but she is in no way, a home wrecker. As a parent, I understand that parenting requires a partnership with my sons mother however the relationship between us fizzled a long time ago.
“Thus, never leading up to seven years, engagement or even talks of marriage. As parents, we have to continue to raise our son, and as individuals we both deserve happiness. Thank you for the support and God Bless!” He added “Thanks again everybody for all the love, I really appreciate every positive thought, word and comment.”
Monica is currently working on her new album with cousin Polow Da Don, reports Rap-Up. Monica has two sons with Rodney “Rocko” Hill, Rodney Ramone Hill III aka Lil’ Rocko, 5, and Romelo Montez Hill, 2.