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Way to keep it on the downlow!

R&B singer and reality star Monica secretly married L.A. Laker Shannon Brown -- teammate to Khloe Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom -- on Nov. 22 of last year, she admitted to

"This is a very special time in my life," the "Boy is Mine" chanteuse, 30, tells the site. "I am blessed to have married the man that God sent me. He's loving, compassionate, strong and supportive of my children, family and career. I look forward to our lives together."

The hush-hush nuptials took place at their L.A. home; the newlyweds plan to renew their vows in a more elaborate bash.

Monica met Brown during summer 2010, when he played her love interest in the video for her song "Love All Over Me." She flashed her huge engagement ring from her man in a TwitPic in October. She and longtime beau Rodney "Rocko" Hill broke off their engagment early last year. They have two sons together: Rodeny, 5, and Romelo, nearly 2.