Did Monica and her fiance Shannon Brown secretly get married?

According to recent reports, the R&B singer and the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player got married in a VERY private ceremony in front of their parents late last year. An official with the NBA also confirmed news of the secret marriage, which they say occurred on November 22nd 2010 (the week of Thanksgiving).

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The rumors have been swirling for two months that Mo and Shannon got married prior to her moving in with her fiance in LA in November. The marriage took place in front of the couple’s parents.

Over the weekend, a reader emailed me to say that Monica went into the Clayton County office 2 weeks ago to change her last name to Brown. Loyal reader Sheena wrote:

“I heard recently thru a friend that Monica is married and keeping things hush! She had her name change recently @ the dmv in clayton county. My friend states since November. Congrats to Monica if this is true.”

Normally, I would call my good friend, Monica, and ask her to confirm the rumors myself, but I decided to do what other bloggers stopped doing — research the rumors myself. The rumors are true: Monica and Shannon Brown are indeed married. An official with the NBA also confirmed the marriage, which took place in Los Angeles on November 22, 2010.

A friend of Shannon Brown’s says he is relieved that the news is out because he respects his wife and he has been wearing his wedding band recently. The friend said Shannon and Monica plan to wed officially in front of family and friends (again) in Los Angeles in June.

Source: Sandra Rose

None of this has yet to be confirmed by either Monica, Shannon or the couple’s reps. But if this is true …. CONGRATS GUYS!!!

Thoughts?