Music producer Timbaland’s long-suffering wife, Monique Idlett Mosley, has filed for divorce from her philandering husband. The rumors about 41-year-old Timbaland’s roving eye began swirling in 2008, before the ink was even dry on the couple’s marriage certificate.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, Monique wants “permanent alimony” from Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Zachery Mosley.
In her divorce papers, obtained by TMZ, Monique is asking for child support for the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, Reign (pictured above in 2010), and a 10-year-old child from a previous relationship. Monique also has a 19-year-old son from a previous relationship. She is asking for child support for both children, since Timbo once publicly claimed the child as his own.
Monique is also requesting — in addition to child support — life insurance, private school, vacations, summer camp and other expenses. She also wants Timbaland, who is worth $80 million — to pay her lawyer’s fees. Monique is reportedly so broke that she had to beg a friend for money to pay her divorce lawyer.
Monique wants a lump sum of cash, as well as something called “rehabilitative alimony.”
My longtime readers will recall I wrote a Blind Item about Timbo and a certain Atlanta socialite. The Blind Item upset Monique so much that she recruited a longtime friend of mine to call me and try to squeeze the woman’s name out of me. But your auntie didn’t give up any info.
For one thing, the socialite shared Timbo’s pillow talk under certain conditions. One of those conditions was that I not reveal her name if Monique (or one of her friends) should call me inquiring.
Monique, who was Timbaland’s publicist before they became lovers, apparently put a lot of pressure on him to be a good husband and to remain faithful to her. Unfortunately for Monique, she married a wealthy, industry man — the worst type of man to try to domesticate.
The pressure almost drove Timbaland to allegedly attempt suicide in 2010. The socialite told me that Timbaland came to see her often when he was in Atlanta because he was depressed about his situation at home.