News: Funkmaster Flex's Wife Drops Marriage Bomb

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011 11:07AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

New York City radio personality Funkmaster Flex's wife has dropped an unexpected bomb on their marriage by announcing a separation after nearly 20 years together.

Flex's wife, Monica Joseph-Taylor, broke the news via a written statement.

"After almost 18 years of friendship and marriage it is with great regret that I announce my husband Aston Taylor, also known as Funkmaster Flex, and I are separated. We have tremendous love and respect for each-other, and will continue to work on our professional projects together. Our top priority has and will always be our children! I personally ask that the press keep in mind Flex is the celebrity, not myself or my children, please respect our privacy!" (Urban Mag-Online)

In early February, Flex was arrested on a domestic violence charge.

Famous hip-hop DJ Funkmaster Flex was arrested today in New York after a woman told police Flex pushed her, tried to break her phone ... and then sent her threatening messages. Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops responded to a domestic violence call from a 40-year-old woman in home in Westchester early this morning. When cops arrived, Flex was nowhere to be found ... but the woman insisted he went ballistic on her and left. Cops managed to locate Flex a short time later -- and arrested him. (TMZ)

Following the incident, Monica Joseph-Taylor asked the public to respect her privacy.

The dolled-up wife of DJ Funkmaster Flex put on a smiling face a day after she had her husband locked up for allegedly shoving her to the ground. "We're doing okay," Monica Joseph-Taylor said Saturday outside the couple's upscale home in Westchester. Asked for details about the Friday-morning marital fracas, she grinned and teased a News reporter. "You'd have to buy me dinner," said Joseph-Taylor, dressed in a black leather jacket, dark jeans, knee-high tan boots and a leather print scarf. Flex and Joseph-Taylor wed in 2000 and have a 9-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. Saturday, Joseph-Taylor requested privacy before driving off in her silver BMW coupe. "I would love everyone to respect the privacy of my family - for me and my children," said Joseph-Taylor. After she left, a bouquet of yellow roses and white lilies arrived at the couple's home. (New York Daily News)

Flex also addressed what went down after the arrest.

At a gig in New Jersey Friday night, the New York native admitted getting into a tussle with his wife. "Yes, we had words," Flex said. "Yes, there was an argument. Yes, there was a phone broken. Yes, there were police called. "I love my fans, and I encourage all of them to work things out in their own marriages." (New York Daily News)

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