Everything About Mo’Nique’s Son Jonathan Hicks; Who Is His Father?

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: January 25, 2024 | Updated on: January 25, 2024
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Jonathan Hicks is one among the twins son of an American entertainer Mo’Nique with her third husband Sydney Hicks. Though he is a star kid, Jonathan hardly has made any media appearances besides his mom sharing his pictures occasionally on her socials.

Back in 2020, when Jonathan’s famous mother expressed her guilt over being a bad mom to her eldest son Shalon Jackson, the life of her other kids involuntarily became a matter of curiosity to millions of people, including Jonathan.

So, we have detailed his inside life in the following article.

Key Takeaways

  • Jonathan Hicks is the son of The Precious star Mo’Nique.
  • He was two months premature at the time of his birth. He was born twins.
  • Like his mom, his father Sidney Hicks also has some acting credits to his name.
  • Besides his twin brother, he has an adopted brother Mark and a half-brother Shalon.

Was Born Premature Alongside His Twin Brother

Jonathan and his twin brother David Hicks were born on October 3, 2005, in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. At the time of their birth, while Jonathan weighed 4 lbs, his twin brother David was 3 lbs.

Nonetheless, the twin siblings arrived in this world two months before their due date. After their arrival, their mom expressed her joy in a talk with People Magazine and said,

Sid and I are ecstatic with our two bundles of joy, David and Jonathan. They are beautiful babies. Everyone is doing great

As of 2024, the premature-born twin babies are 18 years of age.

Jonathan’s Parents Got Married When He Was 7 Months Old But Arranged It To Be Open

His parents Monique and Sydney were engaged when they welcomed their twins son Jonathan and David. Seven months later, they decided to take their relationship to the next level, tying the knot on May 20, 2006, in a low-key wedding ceremony.

In fact, for several years, the couple was in an open marriage.

Jonathan's father and mother are married for about two decades
Jonathan’s mom and dad. Source: Instagram

Talking about their open marital relationship with The New York Times, Monique said, “We have an agreement that we’ll always be honest, “And if sex happens with another person, that’s not a deal breaker for us.”

But now, Hicks’ mom and dad are no longer in an open marriage. While having an exclusive talk with Vanity Fair in March 2023, The Parkers star stated,

“Life began to happen. I began to see a strength I had never seen before. He loved me at my worst. I didn’t want to sacrifice that just for a lay,  “So I grew out of that (open marriage concept)

Before Sydney, Jonathan’s mom was previously married two times, first with Shalon Watkins and second with Mark Jackson.

How Many Siblings Does Have?

Well, as per the media knowledge, Jonathan has two elder half-siblings, besides his twin brother. His oldest brother is Mark Jackson Jr. whom his mom Monique adopted with her second husband. He is a manufacturing engineer by profession.

Further, Jonathan is a brother to his mom’s first biological child Shalon which we mentioned earlier. He relatively has a private life, so his inside information has been rarely revealed.

Apart from these two, it seems like he has one more brother named Michael. On November 5, 2017, Hick’s matriarch uploaded a picture on her Instagram where she was seen together with her twins and Michael. She wrote in a caption,

My babies are becoming such amazing young men.

Jonathan has three siblings
Jonathan with his mom and siblings. Source: Instagram

Hicks’ Both Mom And Dad Are Actors

His mother Monique is a stand-up comedian and an actress. She is better known for her characters in projects such as Precious (2009), The Parkers (1999-2004), Domino (2005), and Phat Girlz (2006). Further, she also has a production and writing credits to her name.

Like his mom, Jonathan’s dad Sidney is also an actor and producer known for Interwoven (2016), Blackbird (2014), and The Reading (2023). He also works as his famous wife’s personal manager.

Jonathan’s Mother Said He Was Gentle And Quiet As A Child

Lately, Monique barely talks about her bundle of joy, Jonathan, and his twins in the media. But a few years back, she had revealed that her twin sons were exactly opposite by their nature as a child.

At the time, she said that “Jonathan was a meeker of the twins while David was the more aggressive one.” The one who grew up gently resembles his mom a lot in facial structures.

He Sometimes Gets Featured On His Mom’s Instagram 

Though Jonathan doesn’t have much social life, he sometimes appears on his mom’s Instagram (which has 1.4 million followers) working out together with her or promoting his mom’s podcast show.

Besides, he often got featured at his birth anniversary as his mom never missed wishing her sons a happy birthday. Last time, Monique posted her twins’ photograph on her Instagram on their birthday and wrote, “Hey my sweetnesses. I can’t believe that these two premature precious babies are now 15 years old. SO GRATEFUL.”

What Is Doing Today?

At present, he is probably a student. Based on his age, we speculate that he is currently studying in high school. Apart from this, no other authentic information about his current whereabouts is available.

Jonathan’s Mother, Mo’Nique Is A Multimillionaire

From her more than three decades of entertainment career, Mo’Nique has amassed a huge amount of money. In 2024, her estimated net worth is $9 million.