Monique Hicks Admits She Was More Interested In Being Famous Than Being A Mother To Son Shalon

Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique born Monique Angela Hicks is known for being straightforward and speaking her truth. The wonderful actress made an appearance on The David Banner Podcast for an interview.

And the mother-of-four shared that there was a time when she was more interested in being famous than being a mother.

In a recent interview with David Banner, Mo’Nique né Monique Angela Hicks opened up about having a fall out with her eldest son Shalon Jackson and choosing fame over family.

There was a time that when he was a little boy, I wasn’t interested in being a mother,” she explained. “I was interested in being a star and I was interested in being famous. And I wasn’t interested in being a wife. I was interested in taking pictures and red carpets, and signing autographs, and traveling the world, so I really didn’t put the focus in.”

She shared that ‘she’s 52 and he’ll be 30, and she paid for that’.

There’s a price you have to pay for that,” she continued. “And I had to apologize to my son because I said to him, ‘I don’t want you to think that your story is not valid because I didn’t tuck you in, I didn’t read you those stories, I didn’t show up at sporting events.

Monique shared that when her kids were growing up, she thought that she could buy their happiness. She said that she felt like the provider and gave her kids all the material things.

Because my whole thing was, ‘Yea whatever you ask for I can provide it,’” she said. “I can—’You see this big house? You see that basketball court out back? You see that pool? Don’t you come complaining to me about nothing because I gotta go.’ And when I did come home, now I’m tired.

So there was a time that this entertainment was the priority because as a little girl I wanted to be famous, baby. So when that moment happened, that’s all that it was

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