Mo’Nique opens up about her marriage to husband/manager Sidney Hicks during an interview on T.I.’s “expediTIously” podcast. She explains that her husband’s grandmother taught her vital lessons about marriage to a Black man.
The comedian shares, “Sidney’s grandmother, though I’ve never met her, she’s taught me how to be a wife, a mother, just in the stories that he tells me about his grandmother. Like I said coming into our relationship, I was a mess and I was a handful and I could still be that, but my husband loves me with the patience of a grandma and I don’t make any decisions without my husband saying ‘that’s the way we gon’ go’ or ‘that’s the way we not gon’ go’.”
She explains that this isn’t an authoritative thing, and continues, “as his wife, I feel better. So I understand when she says the wife wants that husband to say ‘hey baby we got this’ because if my husband doesn’t approve it, I don’t feel good about it. Remember the scene in ‘Soul Food’ the movie with Vanessa Williams and all of them? …when that woman sat at that table and said ‘I trusted your father even when he didn’t make the right decisions, I had to let him make those decisions’. And what happens with us often times we’re married to kings, but then we wanna be the king, and when we read the fairytale stories there were not two kings.”
She closes out with, “ Now I know that’s hard for a lot of us to comprehend. There’s some decisions…where I be like ‘naw daddy because’ and he’ll be like ‘momma okay but not right now’ or ‘that’s not the way that needs to play out right now’.”
Her husband Sidney also chimed in saying, “if you feel adamant about it, give it a shot. I mean imma lend my support I’m just giving you my objective opinion. Whatever you wanna do at the end of the day, we gon’ ride.”
Watch the full interview below:
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