Comedian Monique Dishes On Weight Loss, BET Networks, Her Remarks About Open Marriage And Charles Ramsey


Comedian and Oscar winner Monique stopped by New York’s HOT 97 radio station to promote her upcoming comedy show in NYC. While there she discussed her amazing 80 pound weight loss and shared what she does to stay in shape.  She also discussed her late night talk show with BET being cancelled and the backlash she received by stating her and her husband have an open marriage.

Monique even shared her feelings on Charles Ramsey.  Check out the highlights below:

On her weight loss:

“I tweet every morning my workouts because I wanted women to see, (especially us big women) you don’t have to let them cut and suck it out. You don’t have to let them staple you up, you don’t have to let them give you a pill. If you just put the work in baby, I promise you, it comes off. Now, I’m three years in… The weight right now… Two weeks ago it was 218. My goal is between 190 and 200. When I watch ‘The Parkers’ and I watch the re-runs, I know I was tipping about, close to 300. I am thee best Monique I’ve ever been in my life. I feel amazing.”

On her open marriage remarks:

“Let me define this really quick. See, that had nothing to do with my husband. When I did that interview, I didn’t realize the king that I had. I was just being old Monique. Listen, the road is what it is. It goes for men and women. I felt like well this is just how it is. People automatically went to my husband. It had nothing to do with that. It actually backfired. I thought I was saying to women you can enjoy your cake and eat it too. It back fired. Now that I understand what I have, baby listen, there’s not another man on the face of this earth that can compare to mine. In my humble opinion. That’s just for me. When you really take the energy and pay attention to your relationship and love him in a way that your mama didn’t teach you how to love a man, don’t neither one of y’all wanna go nowhere. Treat ‘em like a King if you wanna be treated like a Queen–it works.”

“We are open and we’re open because we’re honest. When I said an open relationship people automatically thought sex,sex,sex. An open relationship means to us, there are no secrets. There’s nothing that my husband doesn’t know about me and there nothing I don’t know about him. Some people are laying with strangers. When it’s open, y’all so honest. Sisters if you got a good one baby honor him. It’s nothing wrong with being submissive. It’s nothing wrong with loving him, all of it. We treat each other good right now in life, the best we can and then that way when you’re loving good, everything around you is good.”

On her BET show being canceled:

“Let me say this about the experience, it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. We wanted folk to go to bed and feel good. Those two years were amazing. I wish I could give you the answer. I honestly don’t know what happened with the Monique Show. You should maybe ask Ms. Debra Lee because I don’t wanna assume. I can’t give you answer to that. But what I will say to the people, we thank you. It was a show for our community, baby. It was so diverse; it was for everybody.”

On Charles Ramsey:

“Because I admire that brother and I really appreciate what he did. And you know you hear the jokes and I understand… No, he don’t have no teeth. It’s a lot goin’ on, but Charles when we come to Cleveland, you have tickets to the show. I admire that brother. That took a lot of courage. Because normally we mind our business, normally folks don’t get involved. And he was so honest, baby. That brother saved lives.”

Watch the interview below:




Source: The Jasmine Brand


  1. Mz Pearl says:

    Monique, Girl do your thing. You are Confident no matter what size you are. I am so Proud of you. Love you Bunches.

    Michelle D.
    Charlotte, NC

  2. Monique, You seriously are an inspiration!!! If you can do it I can
    too… You really look “FIERCE”! Keep up the good work.

    Federal Way, WA

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