Facts of Monique
|Full Name||Monique Angela Hicks|
|Birth Name||Monique Angela Imes|
|Birth City||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Birth Country||United States of America|
|Father Name||Steven Imes, Jr.|
|Father Profession||Drug Counselor|
|Mother Name||Alice Imes|
|No Of Children||4|
|Awards||Academy Award,Screen Actors Guild Awards|
|Filmography||Precious,The Queens of Comedy,Two Can Play That Game,Hair Show|
|Education||Milford Mill High School, Morgan State University, Broadcasting Institute of Maryland|
|Date of Birth||December 11,1967|
|Married Date||May 20,2006|
Often hearing about open marriages and relationships, anyone will immediately, of course, think of being sexually available for a third party whilst simultaneously being faithful with your partner.
Hollywood actress and tv host Mo'Nique, as well shares an open marriage relationship with her husband of more than decades, Sidney Hicks. As for Monique, her kind of open marriage with Sidney holds a different meaning in her dictionary.
It's about trust, honesty and never breaking each other's heart with lies. If anything, their open marriage relationship is what that kept them together for all these years. Shocking, isn't it? Whatsoever, it's still the reason the couple has mastered to sustain a long-lasting relationship thus far.
Mo'Nique & Sidney Hicks Open Marriage
Monique Angela Hicks who uniquely likes to spell her name with an apostrophe in it shares a happily married life to her husband of thirteen years, Sidney Hicks, an actor and producer. The actor who won an Academy award for her role as an abusive mother in the film, Precious, where she appeared alongside Gabourey Sidibe, tied the knot with Hicks in May 2006.
American actress Mo'Nique smiles for a photoshoot.
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The couple is parents to three children including twins David Hicks and Jonathan Hicks, the couple welcomed the year before their wedding and the youngest son, Michael Hicks. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hickshe had known each other since high school when they were only fourteen and fifteen.
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Besides, the duo were still friends whilst both of them were with other people, including when Mo'Nique was married to another man. The actress was previously engaged to accountant Kenny Mung prior to her marriage with husband of over four years, Mark Jackson with whom she shares her first child, Shalon Jackson.
Mo'nique pictured alongside husband Sidney Hicks and three sons.
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Mike, similarly, shares a son with a woman from his past relationship.
Mo'Nique Is Defensive Of Her Open Marriage
When the actress shared about the nature of her marriage, she received heavy criticisms from the public. She obviously didn't like how people commented on her Instagram posts that she was letting her husbands sleep with other women blaming her insecurity because Sidney was more beautiful than Mo'Nique.
Watch a short clip of the couple discussing their open marriage below.
But, of course, what they didn't know was it actually her idea. It was Mo'Nique who came up with the decision to keep their marriage open. The actress who feuded with Netflix over pay issues last year, wanted to do everything as per her wish because it was right in her perspective as she had more money than her husband.
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Hicks, however, confronted her claiming that if she wanted to do anything as per her will, he should be allowed to do the same too. It was then when Mo'Nique realized he was right and applied the rules to both of them. Not to mention, she is grateful to her husband for that.
Mo'Nique & Hicks Has No Secrets
The main motive of the couple to make their marriage open was to shares no secret at all. In an interview with Oprah, the actress who has an estimated net worth of more than $13 million claims that there haven't been any secrets with her and Hicks and nor they intend to keep em.
Mo'Nique stands along with husband Sidney Hicks for a picture at an event.
The is due to the cheating experience of the actress with her past relationship that resulted to a divorce. And, she doesn't want that to happen with her current relationship. The couple literally shares no secret. Needless to say, every time, the couple gets involved with another partner, both of them makes sure to talk about it.
Unsurprisingly, the couple has been with several other men and women. The couple, indeed, still has coitus with other people without keeping it a secret from each other, of cuurse. Matter of fact, Sidney is Mo'Nique's biggest supporter and motivator. It was, indeed, Sidney who motivated his wife to focus on her drastic weight loss transformation.
So, apparently, thirteen years of togetherness led by an open marriage has successfully worked. For Mo'Nique and Hicks, infedility is the least of her problem.