The two first met when Brown played Monica’s love interest in the video for her song "Love All Over Me." A few months later, the singer announced their engagement on Twitter, and addressed their decision to take the next step in their whirlwind romance in a series of tweets.
"We realize people will have their opinions. That's the way of the world. But we know who we are&who's we are. We pray 2 an awesome God 2gether," Monica wrote. "And that is what keeps us strong. So for all my real supporters who are happy for me. I thank u, I love u, & I'm realistic enough about life To know my journey has just begun. I don't have anything else to say about it. 2 people who judge. If u worked on self u wouldn't even see me."
They secretly tied the knot in a private ceremony in Los Angeles in November 2010 before getting married for a second time eight months later in front of hundreds of family and friends.
On February 25, Monica posted the following photo of herself on Instagram.
It was the last photo where she is seen wearing her wedding ring.
The two have a five-year-old daughter named Laiyah together.