Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique clarified the reasoning behind a rather unusual nickname she has for her husband, Sidney Hicks.
Fans may be familiar with Hicks, who regularly appears alongside his wife in interviews, during which she refers to him as “Daddy.” The couple officially tied the knot in 2006, one year after the births of their twin boys, Jonathan and David Hicks.
Many have found the nickname and other stipulations of their marriage over the years, like it being an open marriage, a bit odd.
During an appearance on the first episode of Tamar Braxton’s first episode of her “Under Construction” podcast, the comedian and Tamar — who recently said on “The Tamron Hall Show” that she’s stepping away from reality TV forever — discussed finding and submitting to love.
In the conversation, Mo’Nique also explained why she used the word Daddy when referring to her husband of 14 years.
“We pull up somewhere, right? And he came around to my side of the door, and he said, ‘Can you please let me treat you like a lady?’ And I didn’t know what to say to that. I didn’t know how to respond to that. And when people say to me, ‘Why do you call him Daddy?’ And I tell them because he’s raising me.” the comedienne told Tamar.
She continued, “He’s giving me everything that my father did not. And when I tell you, sometimes it can be so gotd—– embarrassing, and it’s just me and him in the room. It ain’t nobody else in the room. And he’s had to say some things Tamar that has taken me to my knees. And then he’ll pick me back up and say, ‘Is anything I’m saying to you not true?’ And I’ll say, ‘Everything you’re saying to me is true. But right now, n—a, my ego, I need you to walk away. Because the crazy b—h inside of me, she’s getting ready to say something and mess up that moment.”
Mo’Nique also suggested that Black women let their “guard down and let it happen.” She added, “You gone hear some s–t that’s gone shock you. When you got a king, he’s gotta prepare you to be the queen.”
Check out the episode between Mo’Nique and Tamar below.