Mo’Nique and her Husband Sidney Hicks Cover June 8th 2009 JET Magazine

Mo'Nique & her husband Sidney Hicks // June 9th 2009 JET Magazine

Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks are featured on the cover of the June 8th 2009 issue of JET Magazine. The issue talks about her recent weight loss, her personal & professional relationship with her husband, and how her upcoming late-night BET talk show, The Mo’Nique Show came about.

Actress and comedian Mo’Nique has taken her career to the next level, and it’s no secret that her husband, Sidney Hicks, is right by her side making things happen. In fact, he recently made one of her dreams come true by helping her negotiate a deal for her own late-night BET talk show, The Mo’Nique Show. “We’ve been working together now for four years,” said Hicks.

“I’ve had the pleasure of being the guy who she entrusted to write her lines, from the monologue to the jokes, for the last BET Awards. We collectively go over the comedy and produced (the comedy DVD) I Coulda Been Your Cellmate. It’s been a slow crescendo quietly. We have a joke. I set the pins up. I let her knock them down.”

Known for her vivacious persona and voluptuous body, the 5-foot-6 Mo’Nique admitted to tipping the scale at 262 pounds. Now, nearly 40 pounds lighter at 224, she dismisses rumors about having gastric bypass surgery. “I’m scared of needles. Baby, for them to take blood from me, it’s a production,” she said. (p. 36)

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  • Tiffany

    OMG. Monique, girl you look gorgeous. I mean you have always been gorgeous but I can’t believe you have lost so much weight. I am one of your biggest fans and I love your work. I know you hear that everyday but I really look up to you. I have been struggling with my weight since forever. I had low self-esteem. I tried all diets to get the weight off and nothing worked. I would loose the weight and quickly gain it back. Having two 8 pound babys (two years apart) did no help. I just recently got the motivation to try it again. I feel better, Im eating healthier and exercising and I’m loving it!!! I heard you on the Steve Harvey Morning Show and you was talking about your weight loss. I was like, I have to see this myself. So I got on the internet and was like wow, omg. If you can do it I know I can. You are an inspiration to all women and I commend you for all you do.

  • Sazzle

    I’m a little disappointed that Mo’nique has lost the weight, it kinda goes against everything she stood for and joked about.. I’m feeling us big girlz haven’t got anyone to look up to now, just another small celeb on my TV. No one flying the flag for big girls anymore!

    Sad & disappointed!

  • Monique you look good. You look healthy and like you say big its ok to be big but its also neccessary to be healthy…YOU GO GIRL

  • girl you is my idol

  • BELINDA

    MO YES U STOOD UP FOR BIG GALS BT NW AM CONFUSED,ANYWAY KUDOS FOR UR WEIGHT LOSS CAN U PLS HELP ME LOOSE WEIGHT?

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