The 55 year-old actress has been married to Sidney Hicks since 2006 and is known to refer to him as “daddy.”
In the interview, she revealed that she calls him this because he is ‘raising’ her.
On the “Bernie’s Daughter” podcast, Mo’Nique unapologetically spoke about their union and how her husband has helped her grow into a place of maturity.
She started the interview saying that women today are “taught” that a man “can’t do nothing for you” without six figures, which some would describe as a “high-value man.”
The “Queens of Comedy” star said growing up her mother loved her to the point that she thought she could do no wrong. As for Hicks, she explained that he loved her unconditionally even through her mental illness as a man of integrity and honor.
“My husband, my best friend, my brother, he’s had all these hats,” she continued. “And, a lot of Black women would 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.”
Mo’Nique shared that her and Hicks have been best friends since they were teenagers. She added that since they’ve been together he has never raised his voice at her.
“It was my husband that grew me up,” she continued. “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.”