Monica and her husband Shannon Brown have welcomed a new baby into the world. The R&B singer gave birth to a healthy girl named Laiyah on Tuesday, according to an Instagram message posted by her friend Vanessa Bryant.
“I am so honored to announce that baby Laiyah Brown has arrived! Mommy and baby are healthy and well. Congratulations @shannonbrown26 and @monicamylife! We love you guys and we can’t wait to meet Laiyah! #6lbs 9/3/13.”
Monica and Vanessa became friends when their husbands played together for the Los Angeles Lakers. Brown has since been traded to the Phoenix Suns.
The proud father also shared the news on Instagram, “I thank God for her!!! Joy has been restored in my Life!!!”
Laiyah will be the first girl for the married couple who also share three boys. Monica has two sons, Rodney and Romelo with ex-boyfriend, rapper Rocko, while Brown has one son, Shanonn from a previous relationship.
Congratulations to the big happy family!