Moniece Slaughter has a new boo in her life, and the relationship has caught many people by surprise. The “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star revealed in an Instagram post that she’s officially off the market and dating a woman.
Moniece announced the news Thursday sharing a video of a bouquet of white flowers her new girlfriend gave her. “AAAWWWW I love her. I was pouting because I want what I want when I want it. She’s been right by my side and she’s been my biggest lesson and an even bigger blessing. I’m learning that I can’t rush love or expect someone to feel what I feel as deeply as I do. Or at the same time as I do. She remembered in a general conversation that i’d mentioned these are my favorite flowers and my favorite color. So this was how she asked me … I’m officially off the market,” the VH1 star wrote. She also tagged her girlfriend in the post, who goes by the Instagram name Digg the Kicks.
Moniece later posted another video of her defending the relationship telling fans that she’s not in a same-sex relationship because she needed a storyline for the upcoming third season of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.” According to the singer and reality star, she’s always considered herself bisexual. “I have always been . A bi-sexual woman,” she wrote. “It’s not new to my family although I always denied it out of fear of judgement and criticism. … They see that for the first time in a long time. I’ve made a great decision in who I’ve chosen to give myself to. And invite into my son’s world. Their world. And my own. Any man I’ve dated, is made aware in the beginning that I am bisexual. She has nothing to do with a STORY.”
Even though Moniece seems happy and in love, not everyone is onboard with the new relationship. According to the Shade Room, her cousin commented on one of Monice’s Instagram posts writing, “Cmon Cuz.” She fired back telling her cousin not to attack her relationship and air their differences on social media. “The family has been accepting. She makes me happy. Let’s handle our family discrepancies privately. I don’t follow our religion so closely,” she wrote. “So I don’t live by those rules any more. I love you more than life and I respect your feelings and opinions.”
“Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” Season 3 premieres Monday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. EDT on VH1.