Monica & Shannon Brown Welcome Daughter: Laiyah

Congratulations to Monica and Shannon Brown.

The R&B singer, 32, and her NBA player husband, 27, welcomed their first child together, daughter Laiyah Brown, on Tuesday, September 3. Family friend Vanessa Bryant announced the happy news via Instagram.

“I am so honored to announce that baby Laiyah Brown has arrived! Mommy and baby are healthy and well,” Bryant, the wife of Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant wrote. “Congratulations @shannonbrown26 and @monicamylife! We love you guys and we can’t wait to meet Laiyah! #6lbs 9/3/13.”

The Boy Is Mine singer and Phoenix Suns player were wed in November 2010.

Monica is also mom to sons Rocko, 7, and Romelo, 5, with her ex, rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill. And Brown has a son, Shannon Christopher, from a previous relationship.

On Thursday, Brown posted the first photo of their newborn via Instagram. “Daddys girl ‘Laiyah,’ he captioned the shot. “THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!!”

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  • Angel

    Laiyah is here! Congratulations.

  • LJ

    Sorry… is that pronounced liar? Have they called their kid liar?

    • klutzy_girl

      LOL. I thought it was more like Lea (as in the character from Star Wars, not Michele), but now I can’t unsee liar. Oops.

    • Angel

      I think it’s pronounced lay-uh

  • DB

    Where do you get liar from? There’s no r in that kid’s name. I believe it’s pronounced Lie-ee-ah.

  • klutzy_girl

    Cute! Congratulations to them.

  • wrong

    Congrats Mo and Shan. It’s Lai -yah idiots.

    • Anon

      Which sounds exactly like a Southern person saying “liar”.

  • rocky

    Monica is so Gorgeous, that little girl is drop dead Gorgeous too i know!!
    Congrats to the happy couple..Princess Laiyah will be spoiled with her dad
    and 3 big brothers….Luv this family

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