AceShowbiz - Monica may have a new man in her life following her divorce from her ex-husband Shannon Brown. The R&B singer is believed to have moved on with another former professional basketball player, Allen Iverson.
Rumors of Monica and Allen's romantic relationship have been going on for weeks now and the 39-year-old songstress/actress has added fuel to the speculation with her birthday tribute to him. To mark his 45th birthday on Sunday, June 7, she recently posted pictures of the NBA legend, showing him hanging out with her family, including her kids.
Calling Allen "brother," she wrote in the caption of one photo showing her resting her face on his shoulder, "Happy Birthday To the Living Legend our Brother @theofficialai3 !!" She went on raving about him, "You are an unwavering inspiration to us all! When you're faced with adversity, you rise! When people didn't believe, you made them believe! When they had questions, you gave them THE ANSWER... #IfYouKnowYouKnow #HappyBirthdayAI."
She continued her birthday shout-out in another post, writing, "Even better times the Next time we're all allowed to link! Normally we would be by your side, me loud fussing about Don P prices in the club while Tez posted up Locked & Loaded LOL until then ! We Love & Respect you @theofficialai3 ... Happy Birthday... #BigHomie"
The "Before You Walk Out of My Life" hitmaker also shared throwback videos of Allen, including a TikTok clip which he filmed with Monica's 6-year-old daughter Laiyah Shannon. "The joy of Memories... My Babies adore their Uncle.. Bubba Chuck LoL.. Happy Birthday @theofficialai3 !! @laiyahbrown had Bubba Chuck Tik Toking For hourssss LoL #DopeUncle #HappyBirthdayAI," so she captioned the videos.
Monica and Allen have apparently been friends for years, so it's not clear when their relationship started to turn romantic. The former "Monica: Still Standing" star was previously married to former NBA player Shannon Brown from 2010 until their split in March 2019. Their divorce was finalized in October of the same year.
The exes share a child together, daughter Laiyah. She also has two sons, 15-year-old Rocko and 12-year-old Romelo Montez Hill, from her relationship with rapper and former fiance Rodney "Rocko" Hill. The couple dated on-and-off for years until they called it quits for good in 2010.
As for Allen, he reportedly split from his wife Tawanna in 2018 after being together for almost 30 years. They have five children together, Tiaura, Allen II, Isaiah, Messiah and Dream.