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)
Check out some recent Funkmaster Flex footage below: