Timbaland and Monique Idlett-Mosley: How a business partnership turned romance ended in divorce after 5 years

A business partnership soon blossomed into romance and the two had a baby girl, named Reign Mosley, in 2007


                            Timbaland and Monique Idlett-Mosley: How a business partnership turned romance ended in divorce after 5 years
Monique Idlett Mosley and Timbaland (Getty Images)

Monique Idlett-Mosley is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and entertainment pioneer but not many people know that she was once married to musician Tim “Timbaland” Mosley. The founder and CEO of Reign Ventures, a technology fund that empowers young entrepreneurs to create their own multimillion-dollar businesses, she is now all set to be one of the entrepreneurs on ‘Undercover Billionaire’. 

The second season will feature three entrepreneurs, stripped of their name, wealth and contacts and dropped into a city they've never been to. As Monique steps into the world, here's a scoop inside her personal life and her relationship with the DJ and songwriter — who produced Justin Timberlake's hit single 'Cry Me a River' and created the webcast series Verzuz with Swizz Beatz.



 

How did Monique meet Timbaland?

Born on April 30, 1974, in Georgia, Monique has been working since when she was 22. After a childhood of adversity, she proved herself as a young executive on the rise at USA Today. She made her first fortune by creating an agency that partnered corporations with entertainment and sports stars. Monique went on to become the brains behind the Mosley Music Group, in partnership with her now ex-husband Timbaland, where she was responsible for managing the successful careers of such high-profile artists as One Republic, Nelly Furtado and Chris Cornell. 

The business partnership soon blossomed into romance and the two had a baby girl, named Reign Mosley, in 2007. Timbaland popped the question at their kid’s baby shower. In 2008, the couple exchanged vows in a luxurious ceremony in Aruba. Mosley has a son named Demetrius Mosley from a previous relationship and Timbaland has two sons from a previous relationship.

Recording artist Timbaland, his wife Monique Mosley and cast member Kyle Banks (Getty Images)

Why did they get divorced?

Five years later, Monique filed for divorce from the Grammy-winning music producer, citing irreconcilable differences. In the documents filed by Mosely, she said they had been together for 10 years and asked for a substantial amount as alimony from Timbaland to cover child support, education cost and insurance for her child, according to TMZ. After the news broke, SandraRose.com alleged that Monique was having a hard time getting Timbaland to be "faithful" to her and the reason for their split was attributed to Timbaland's infidelity. After negotiations, the couple got back together for a brief period but filed for divorce again and officially separated in October that year. 

Reportedly, in 2012, Timbaland had a net worth said to be around $75 million. Currently, Celebrity Net Worth reports it is around $85 million. Meanwhile, the exact net worth of Monique is not known but it is said to be approximately $200 million.

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