Shalon Jackson is American actress Mo’Nique‘s son, born in 1990. Mo’, known by her real name, Monique Angela Hicks, welcomed her first child with her ex-husband, Mark Jackson. Shalon has a younger brother named Mark Jackson Jr., with whom he shares a close relationship. The former couple of Mo’Nique and Mark divorced in 2001 after four years of marriage.
Mo’Nique’s husband Sydney Hicks is the actress’ second husband, having tied the wedding knot in 2006. With Sydney, Mo’Nique has two children, David Hicks, and Jonathan Hicks. David and Jonathan are Shalon’s half-siblings.
Mo’Nique’s Son Shalon Jackson Had A Bitter Relationship With Her
Like many children who get angry at their parents, Shalon Jackson went through a similar phase. As his mother Mo’Nique would be busy shootin’ movies, little Shalon got little to no attention growing up. Even though his physical needs were met, Shalon had emotional needs that only a loving mother could fill. Growing up, Shalon dearly missed his mama Mo’s presence in the house. All he got was daddy Mark to play horseback with.
In a revealing interview, Mo’Nique says that her desire for stardom and fame might have become reality. Undoubtedly, her hard work paid off and she won an Oscar, but Mo’ feels will always be an unfilled void in her heart. She made sacrifices, sure, like having to abandon her oldest son Shalon and her husband Sydney to pursue a career in Hollywood. “I was chasing fame and I couldn’t be a good mother and a caring wife”, Mo’Nique further said.
Shalon Jackson’s Half-Siblings Are Twins
Shalon has got a set of lovely half-brothers, with whom he shares a special bond together as a family. We’re sure that the siblings love to smile in front of a camera for a photo together. As such, it’s a little known fact that Mo’Nique’s children with her husband Sydney Hicks, are actually twins. Further, Sydney’s relationship with her current husband is an “open marriage.”
The twin sons, David Hicks and Jonathan Hicks are the precious pieces of their parents’ heart. The kids’ father, Sydney Hicks, similarly loves to hang around his wonderful sons. Even though Shalon’s half-siblings were born through a stepfather, he nevertheless loves them as a family. It looks like Shalon Jackson has got some special bond with his half-siblings and is a caring half-brother to them.
Shalon Jackson: Name Meaning
Shalon is a name of American origin, which means “flat clearing.”