*It is officially out, without a doubt. LA Lakers guard Shannon Brown and Monica are in fact a couple and we have proof. Brown made sure he stood by his woman when folks were calling the R&B singer a home-wrecker.

In the spirit of Missy Elliot, gossip folks were accusing Monica of breaking up Brown and his baby mama. According to rumors, the two began dating while Brown was in a relationship. But he denies the misinformation and claims it was already over:

“I write this to set the record straight. Media deception makes unfair and false reports of the truth, and it does not bring out the best in ANYONE. Monica is my girlfriend, confidant and a strong successful women that has been though a lot herself but she is in no way, a home wrecker. As a parent, I understand that parenting requires a partnership with my sons mother however the relationship between us fizzled a long time ago. Thus, never leading up to seven years, engagement or even talks of marriage. As parents, we have to continue to raise our son, and as individuals we both deserve happiness.

Thank you for the support and God Bless!  – SB”

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