Mo’Nique has been calling her husband Sidney Hicks “Daddy” for years and during a recent appearance on the “Bernie’s Daughter” podcast she reaffirmed why.
The 55-year-old comedian and Oscar-winning actress told Bernie Mac‘s daughter, Je’Niece McCollough:
A lot of Black women say, ‘Why do you call him daddy?’
Because he’s raising me. He’s raising me.
My father probably stopped giving me what I needed when I was around 13 years old.
So, now you got a woman that’s 13, and now I’m 35, and now I got a bunch of money, what we considered to be a bunch of money, let me just be real clear about that.
Now, I got this money and now, I’m taking care of everybody. Who’s gonna check me, Boo? Who’s gonna make me grow up?
Mo’Nique went on to share that Sidney has never raised his voice at her.
They’ve been married for 17 years and have been best friends since they were 14 years old.
She noted, “And I ain’t never seen him have a bad day. Since we were 14 I have never seen this man have a bad day.”
I done seen him have to check some. I done seen him have to say, ‘Let’s have a conversation.’ And when he’s done he’s just smiling…just as humble.
Mo’Nique went on to address those who say he husband is the problem and shared that they were labeled as “difficult” simply because they said “No” when people expected them to say, “Yes.”
It was my husband that grew me up. And even at 55 years old, there are still times when he has to say, ‘C’mon, let’s talk,’ and I’m grateful for that because it makes me a better mother. It makes me a better friend. It makes me a better entertainer.
Watch the interview below. (43:50 mark)
I think we can all touch and agree that every marriage is different.
What may work for one couple may not necessarily work for another.
Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks have a marriage that’s been working for them for 17 years.