She has two sons from her first husband Mark Jackson – Shalon Jackson (b.1990) and Mark Jackson, Jr.
She gave birth to twin sons Jonathan and David Hicks in October 2005, who were 2 months early. Furthermore, she mentions that she and Hicks have an open marriage.
Kandi Burruss allegedly had a sexual relationship with Jermaine Dupri while signed to So So Def label. After Jermaine Dupri found out that Kandi slept with a close friend of his.
Monique is the author of the best-selling book ‘Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Bigg Girl in a Small-Minded World’. Furthermore, she has garnered the award nominations including Primetime Emmy Award, EDA Special Mention Award, Beaufort International Film Festival Award, BET Comedy Award, Black Reel Awards, Critics’ Choice TV Award and other.Additionally, she also released a 2006 cookbook called ‘Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted’. Some other awards that she has won in her career are AAFCA Award, EDA Award, Awards Circuit Community Awards, BET Award, BSFC Award, Critics Choice Award and more. However, she has an estimated net worth of around $ 13 million.Additionally, she is a 1987 graduate of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland.Monique initially portrayed Nicole “Nikki” Parker on the UPN television series ‘The Parkers’ from 1999 to 2004.She featured on many leading stand-up venues such as Showtime at the Apollo, Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam, and Thank God You’re Here.
Furthermore, she became the hostess of Showtime at the Apollo.Kandi lied to her claiming she & Block relationship was "strictly platonic". Kandi tries to down play AJ and Tiny relationship as friendly but it was serious. Kandi was Block's late night booty call and suga mama. Kandi didn't mind dating her friend sloppy seconds. She has appeared in movies and television series including ‘3 Strikes’, ‘Moesha’, ‘The Hughleys’, ‘Baby Boy’, ‘Two Can Play That Game’, ‘Half Past Dead’, ‘The Proud Family’, ‘The Bernie Mac Show’, ‘The Parkers’, ‘Irish Jam’, ‘Ugly Betty’, ‘Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins’ and ‘Almost Christmas’ among others.Furthermore, she has also worked as a producer as well as a writer. Monique has 57 wins and 25 nominations for various awards to her name. Additionally, she also won the Golden Globes in 2009.Monique became part of several controversies due to her fall out with Oprah Winfrey.