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Mo’Nique Shares Update On Relationship With Her Estranged Son Shalon Jackson

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Mo'Nique and son Shalon during 4th Annual BET Awards - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage for BET Network)

Mo’Nique discussed the state of her relationship with her estranged son, Shalon Jackson, in her interview on “Club Shay Shay.”

Shalon is the eldest son of the comedian and Oscar-winning actress from her marriage to her second husband, Mark Jackson.

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Mo’Nique has been very transparent about the fact that she worked incredibly hard to provide a better life for herself and her family at the expense of her relationship with her son. 

‘I Wasn’t Interested In Being A Mother’

During a previous interview on “The David Banner Podcast,” Mo’Nique confessed:

There was a time that when he was a little boy, I wasn’t interested in being a mother. 

I was interested in being a star and I was interested in being famous.

And I wasn’t interested in being a wife.

I was interested in taking pictures and red carpets, and signing autographs, and traveling the world, so I really didn’t put the focus in.

She also acknowledged the consequences of her actions. 

There’s a price you have to pay for that.

And I had to apologize to my son because I said to him, ‘I don’t want you to think that your story is not valid because I didn’t tuck you in, I didn’t read you those stories, I didn’t show up at sporting events.’

Mo’Nique Is Still Estranged From Her Son Shalon Jackson

Sadly, Mo’Nique is still paying the price when it comes to her relationship with her son.

When Shannon Sharpe inquired about Mo’Nique’s current relationship status with Shalon Jackson, she revealed:

We’re still very much separated.

And it’s one of those things where you have to pray to the universe and say, ‘Let time do the healing.’

And that’s it. That’s it. Let time do that healing.

It may heal it in time and it may not.

And that’s something that we as parents have to say, ‘Listen, I’ve done what I can do.

I’ve taken accountability for it.

Now, it’s up to you.

That’s like someone saying, Shannon, I want to apologize to you.

Now, it’s up to you whether or not to accept.

But, once I give it to you I’ve done my part.  

I pray Mo’Nique and her son, Shalon Jackson, will mend their relationship sooner rather than later because tomorrow isn’t promised.

Be sure to check back at noon to watch the full interview. 

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