It was a world of pink balloons and ponies as Monica and Shannon Brown celebrated the impending birth of their daughter, Laiyah, over the weekend. The singer and her basketball player husband held the party at Jermaine Dupri’s house, having lots of activities along with decorations that stunned the crowd.

The backyard was decorated with pink and purple balls that floated along the pool’s water.  Party planner Mindy Weiss seemed to be going for a more laid back shower with comfortable patio furniture that guests could sit on or lay across throughout the backyard. Ludacris, Nene and Greg Leakes, Keri Hilson, and other celebs in Atlanta joined Monica and Shannon in celebration of their expectancy.

“It was very whimsical, just like a Disney princess movie and just as I had envisioned it,” Monica told People magazine of the baby shower “There was so much love in the room and everybody had a great time.”

The pregnant star also added that she is excited to meet her daughter. “I know everything about WrestleMania and Tonka Trucks so I’m excited to share shopping dates and manis and pedis with her. But I’m really looking forward to teaching her about life,” said Monica. “I want to be an example to her like my mother was to me.”

The Browns are expecting their first child to arrive next month. Monica has two kids, Rodney Jr.,8, and Romelo,5, with ex-boyfriend Rodney Hill Sr. Shannon also has a son from a previous relationship.



Photos: Milanes Photography/@MonicaLife/ People.com

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  1. So loving the decor! I just love baby showers! Jermaine has a lovely home. Congrats to Monica and Shannon. Such a beautiful family.

  2. Its not about Luda tho. Everything was on point. They are a beautiful family. That little girl is going to be so pretty.

  3. I absolutely loooove Monica and her fam!! She is beautiful inside and out! Im so happy that this is going to be a girl this time!! She is going to be soooo spoiled!! I can’t wait to see all the cute things she will be wearing!!!

  4. This is simply BEAUTIFUL !!! Also Monica and Tiny have been friends 20 yrs . Allowing her to name her daughter was a huge honor Tiny said but she did say Monicas daughter middle name hadnt been chosen yet. And Monica said on IG that they had Laiyah Love on a few things at the shower because the shower was a celebration of this love for her. Not her name. Rocko and Romelo ALWAYS look so handsome. Love that they had activities for her boys. Keeping them included .

  5. Tiny announced that she is the god mom. I remember Tiny losing her daughter, but forgot that was her name. Beautiful name, beautiful friendship.

  6. I’m sorry its strange that this man’s child is never around. Like he kid’s not even warrant a name in up top. But nice shower.

    • How do you know exactly if his son is not around?? Monica always post pics of all 3 children! She was even there for his graduation this year!! Shannon e is still bitter so she always makes a big issue when he has his son around Monica and her kids!!

      • First @leah calm, collect, chill out!! Are you Monica. She posted pics of that little boys graduation ONLY.. She has no other pictures of this child. And if you notice her children are rarely if they are in pictures with shannon brown son. IMO AGAIN IMO it is strange… seems to me there is more to the story. That’s all. Celebrities are not God they have real flaws and issues like us common folk. Why are you angry? How many pics has BCK post with Monica and her sons sans Shannon Brown child like dang he is never in pictures with them. Again, you don’t have to agree its my opinion

          • Whew! Here we go! But she has posted one collage pic of the lil boy at his graduation idk what smh means toward me. READ @leah and my post. Again its my opinion. Why so press… smdh

    • Monica said on Twitter a few times that she/they are not allowed to post pictures of Shannon’s son. I think there’s either a court order in place or the boy’s mother doesn’t want them posting his picture. If his mother doesn’t want them posting pictures of her son, I think they should oblige her wishes. If you notice, Shannon doesn’t post pictures of the boy either. I think it’s strange that people always point out that Monica never tweets pictures of the boy but no one ever says anything about Shannon not posting pictures of his OWN son. People shouldn’t be so quick to assume little Shannon doesn’t spend time with them just because there aren’t pictures posted on social media to prove that he does. From what I’ve heard the boy spends plenty of time with his dad, stepmom and stepbrothers. They have pictures of their time together, they just don’t post them publicly.

    • I forgot to add that random people on Twitter have seen Shannon, Monica and all 3 boys out and about in L.A., Atlanta, Phoenix and at different amusement parks and posted pictures of them. Last summer, little Shannon went on vacation with them to Tennessee. You couldn’t tell by the pictures Monica posted because she’s not allowed to post pictures of the boy. But other people at the amusement park posted pictures of Shannon holding his son and of someone pushing Romelo and little Shannon around in a double stroller. Monica did a concert in New York last summer and little Shannon was in pictures backstage with his dad while she performed. I have seen pictures of Shannon, Monica and little Shannon at an amusement park together in Cali. The point of all of this is the boy does spend time with them but to avoid drama with the boy’s mother, they don’t post pictures.

  7. Awwww..the name is cute. Knowing it has special meaning to someone else makes it that much sweeter. Congrats Brown family.

  8. Monica looks beautiful and the boys r so handsome! Wishing Monica and Shannon the absolute best! Monica keeps her boys dressed, I can’t wait to see how she dresses little Laiyah Love!

  9. I guess Ti and Tiny had input on the name. Their baby that died had the same name, but different spelling. LAYAH AMORE -v s Monica’s LAIYAH LOVE.lol

    • Aww, I didn’t know that. That’s a sweet way to honor her.
      I am so happy for Monica, and she looks great to almost be due.

    • Yeah Monica Announced a Few months back that Tiny had named the baby and it was a special name that meant alot to them.

  10. They are such a good looking couple. And they seem to really be in love…. Baby will be a little princess for sure.

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