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What is Monica Age and Net Worth 2023? Details on Her Husband and Kids; Songs

What is Monica Age and Net Worth 2023? Details on Her Husband and Kids; Songs

Facts of Monica Arnold

Full Name:Monica Arnold
Birth Date:November 24, 1980
Age:43 years
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
Break UpMystikal, Usher, Layzie Bone, C-Murder, Jarvis Weems, Rodney ‘Rocko’ Hill Jr., Trouble, Young Buck
DivorceShannon Brown
Net Worth$8 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Body Size37-25-36 inches
Birth PlaceCollege Park, Georgia,
GrandparentsM. C. Arnold and Maude R. Thomas
EducationNorth Clayton High School
FatherM. C. Arnold
MotherMarilyn Best
SiblingsMontez Arnold, Jermond Grant Arnold, Tron Best, and Cypress Best
KidsLaiyah Shannon, Rodney Hill, Romelo Montez Hill
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Monica is an American singer and songwriter who is known for releasing her debut album, Miss Thang after signing with Rowdy Records in 1993. Her highest-selling album are The Boy Is Mine, After the Storm, The Makings of Me, and Still Standing.

Her song, The Boy Is Mine made her win the nomination of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at Grammy Award. Monica’s hits songs are Before You Walk Out of My Life, Don’t Take It Personally, Like This and Like That, etc.

Early Life of Monica

Monica was born Monica Denise Arnold on October 24, 1980, in College Park, Georgia, USA. As of now, Monica is 42 years old. Monica cuts her birthday cake on October 24 and her sun sign is Scorpio. Her parents are M. C. Arnold (father) and Marilyn Best (mother). Her mother is a Delta Air Lines customer service representative while her father worked as a mechanic for an Atlanta freight company.

Monica with her mother
Caption: Monica with her mother (Photo: Pinterest)

After her parent’s divorce, her mother married Reverend Edward Best, a Methodist minister. She has a biological sibling and three half-siblings named Montez Arnold, Jermond Grant Arnold, Tron Best, and Cypress Best respectively.

Her paternal grandparents are M. C. Arnold and Maude R. Thomas. Her cousin is Polow da Don, a record producer. She holds American citizenship and is of African-American ethnicity. Monica is a believer in Christianity religion. She studied at North Clayton High School.

Her Marriage With Shannon Brown

She is single but she was previously married to Shannon Brown, an NBA player. In June 2010, they met and started dating each other. Shannon proposed to her with a rose-cut diamond ring on November 22, 2010. They secretly married at their Los Angeles home and announced their wedding on January 21, 2011.

Monica with her ex-partner
Caption: Monica with her ex-partner (Photo: People)

They again got married in the presence of their friends and family in July 2011. Monica filed for divorce in March 2019 and officially divorced in October 2019. After their divorce, none of them receive the alimony and Monica received the full custody of her children.

Her Dating History

Previously, she was in a relationship with an American rapper, Mystikal.  In 1995, she dated Usher,  a singer and songwriter. Monica was his first kiss from January to September of 1995. From November 1995 to January 1997, she was in a relationship with a rapper, Layzie Bone. She dated a Rapper and songwriter C-Murder in 2003.

 Monica with her ex-partner
Caption: Monica with her ex-partner (Photo: People)

She dated Jarvis Weems in 1998. Even though their relationship affected Monica’s career she dated him until his death in 2000. In 2000, she met a former SWA officer and real estate manager, Rodney ‘Rocko’ Hill Jr., and started dating in the fall. On Christmas Eve 2007, they got engaged and dated until 2010.  In 2004, she was rumored with Young Buck. In 2019, she was linked with Trouble.

Monica, Mother of Three

Monica welcomed her first child, Laiyah Shannon with her ex-husband, Shannon on September 3, 2013. She and her ex-boyfriend, Rocko welcomed Rodney Hill on May 21, 2005. Her third child, Romelo Montez Hill was born on January 8, 2008. She received full custody of her children after their divorce.

Monica with her daughter
Caption: Monica with her daughter (Photo: Instagram)

Her Net Worth & Other Assets

As of 2023, Monica has an estimated net worth of $8 million approximately which she earned through her professional singing career. Monica has an annual salary of $1,000,000. She is endorsed by brands like Olay and Frito-Lay.

Monica with her car
Caption: Monica with her car (Photo: Instagram)

She bought a $420,500 house in Atlanta in May 2009. The house covers an area of 6,288 square feet and has 6 bedrooms. Later, she put it on sale for $450k in February 2017. She has cars, Bentley and a Mercedes Benz.

Monica Opens Up About Endometriosis

She suffered from endometriosis and had an 8-hour of surgery on 30th May 2017. Monica had 2 cysts, fibroids & a hernia which made her sick, and had surgery with Dr. Ceana Nezhat & Northside Hospital Staff. She revealed her endometriosis to People saying:

“My reason for sharing is because we, as women, are built to be warriors and we will ignore something that seems so simple that can be so complex. Your uterine health is very important. I spoke up about it so people out there who are going through the same thing know that they’re not alone.”

Monica Jumps Off Stage to Break Up Fight

Monica was performing at Detroit’s Riverfront Music Festival when she saw a man hitting a woman. She immediately jumped off the stage and stop her performance. After that, she also get back the stage and apologized to him saying it was a very triggering moment for her:

“I apologized there and I’m apologizing here for my actions but no one would take action! I was so triggered, I watched and she didn’t appear to even know him! It appeared to be about space during a packed concert! He punched her with all his strength! My intentions were to prevent her from being hit again and she wasn’t! I asked for help, it fell on deaf ears! It was like seeing my mother or an aunt be assaulted!! This woman was 50+ I pray she’s ok!”

Her Feud With Brandy

She punched Brandy at the backstage 1998 Vmas because Brandy claimed that her song had the LP,  The Boy is Mine in her name. After this incident, they reunited for a duet titled, It All Belongs To Me in 2012. Brandy and Monica are now friends even though they didn’t talk to each other for years.

Singing Career of Monica

  • She was only 2 years old when she started singing at the Jones Hill Chapel United Methodist Church.
  • She was discoed by music producer Dallas Austin in 1991.
  • In July 1995, she released her debut song, Miss Thang along with producers Tim & Bob.
  • She released singles like Don’t Take It Personal and Before You Walk Out of My Life.
  • Her song, For You I Will was released in collaboration with Space Jam soundtrack in 1996.
Monica posing on the frame
Caption: Monica posing on the frame (Photo: Instagram)
  • She collaborated with singer Brandy and producer Rodney Darkchild Jerkins and released the song, The Boy Is Mine in 1997.
  • Monica appeared as an adviser to musician coach Cee Lo Green for the show, The Voice in 2011.
  • She featured Ty Dolla $ign for the song, Friends on July 15, 2022.

Songs & Albums

She released popular songs like Don’t Take It Personally, Like This and Like That, Before You Walk Out of My Life, Street Symphony, Just Another Girl, U Should’ve Known Better, and Trusting God. Her hit album is Miss Thang, The Boy Is Mine,  All Eyez on Me, After the Storm, The Makings of Me, Still Standing, New Life, and Code Red.

Movies & TV Shows

Her hit movies are ATL, Love Song, Almost Christmas, Boys and Girls, Vikram, and Kaithi. She appeared in tv shows like New York Undercover, Living Single, Beverly Hills, 90210, Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak, American Dreams, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Celebrity True Crime Story,  and many more.

Awards & Nomination

  • In 1996, she won the nomination for R&B Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards.
  • She received the nomination of Grammy Award in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for her song,  The Boy Is Mine in 1999.
  • In 1996, she get a nomination for Best R&B Soul Single at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for songs, Like This and Like That / Before You Walk Out of My Life. 

FAQs of Monica

How tall is Monica?

Monica stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. She has a body weight of 60kg. She has an attractive pair of brown color eyes and dark brown hair. Her body measurement is 37-25-36 inches and she wears a shoe size and dress size of 8 (US) and 9.5 (US) respectively.

Why is Monica’s haircut famous?

Her haircut is famous because of its unique layers, slinky length, and phwoarr volume. Her shorter hair and styling technique made her face more unique.

Does Monica have tattoos?

Yes, she has tattoos on her body. Altogether she has 20 tattoos on her body and has carved heart on her wrist. She also has a heart on the side of her hand and Chinese, writing on her neck. Monica also has a piercing of a flower on her lower back.

Is Monica a philanthropist?

Yes, she is a philanthropist. She is also a founder of NGO The Be Human Foundation and has been working for it.