- Shalon Jackson is famous for being the first child of American actress and comedian, Mo’Nique and her first husband, Shalon Watkins
- The celebrity child has a strained relationship with his mother which stemmed out of her years of chasing her career while neglecting him
- Shalon has 3 other siblings which were from his mother’s other marriages.
Shalon Jackson is the son of American comedian, Mo’Nique. The celebrity child and his mother have a strained relationship that stemmed from years of neglect and chasing the wrong things on his mother’s path.
Shalon has 3 other siblings whom he got from his mother’s marriage. His mother has been married 3 different times. First to his father, then to Mark Jackson, and lastly, to Sidney Hicks.
He is One of the 2 Sons Borne to the American Comedian and Her Ex-Husband
Shalon Jackson is a celebrity child who was born in July 1990, in Baltimore, Maryland. While other sources report he was born in 1990, others claim he was born in 1992. Either way, he was born in the early 90s.
Shalon had a rough childhood as his mother was chasing her dreams while being negligent of him. This caused him not to share a close mother-son relationship with the American actress.
Shalon Jackson Has a Strained Relationship with His Mother
As earlier stated, Shalon has a strained relationship with his mother. Not only did Mo’Nique reveal that, but she also gave reasons as to why that happened.
The American actress revealed that at the time she gave birth to Shalon, she was chasing her career and forgot to focus on the home and her child. She referred to her Shalon as the “price for fame”. However, Mo’Nique regrets her actions in the past and revealed that her prayer daily is for God to give her another chance, especially with Shalon.
His Mother Has Been Married Multiple Times
Mo’Nique, Shalon’s mother has been married 3 different times. She was first married to a certain Shalon Watkins, with whom she had Shalon. The family had to move to Atlanta so that she could chase her of being a comedian. After two years in Atlanta, the marriage crashed and Mo’ Nique moved back to Baltimore.
Subsequently, she got married to Mark Jackson, and after a few years of dating, the duo tied the knot but that didn’t work as well. She revealed that at the time she was not interested in being a wife or a mother, so she left.
The actress is on her 3rd marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sidney Hicks. However, before getting married to Hicks, she was in a relationship with a younger man who was 23 years old at the time while she was 35. The duo announced their engagement and the wedding was scheduled for sometime in 2003. However, the wedding could not hold as she found out details about her fiance’s shady past, which brought everything crashing down.
The actress decided to go back to Hicks as he was the only one she could count on. They started off as friends and the relationship metamorphosed into a romantic one which eventually ended in them getting married in 2006.
The 55–year-old revealed that her first 2 marriages crashed because she prioritized the wrong things.
Shalon is Not the Only Child of The Comedian
The celebrity child is not the only child of his mother. He has 3 other siblings. His mother’s 4-year-marriage to Mark Jackson produced a child, Mark Jackson Jr., Shalon’s immediate younger brother who was adopted.
While she was in a relationship with her current husband, Sidney Hicks, she discovered she was pregnant and expecting twins. She welcomed the twins, Jonathan and David Hicks in 2005. At the time she got pregnant, she had to cancel some of the events she had planned, including an appearance at the Essence Musical Festival in New Orleans.
His Mother Has an Open Marriage
The actress revealed that she was in an open marriage with her husband Sidney Hicks. Apparently, that did not sit well with a lot of people as the mother of 4 received a lot of backlashes as regards the issue.
It had to take her coming out and explaining what she meant by her marriage being open that people understood her position. She revealed that she meant open in the sense of communication and not sexual as many implied.
The actress added that she has grown past the time when she would be quiet about issues bothering her. She revealed that Hicks and she have a marriage where they can have open conversations about anything and everything.