Monique Gooden is also known as Monique Moore and she is Dwight Goodenâ€™s Wife and mother of his children. Recently she has found herself abandoned, unprotected and with no money. Why? Where is Gooden? Keep reading to know this full story plus check out the photos and video below.
Monique Goodenâ€™s husband has had a long history of legal trouble from drugs, DUI, Hit and Run, Child support and domestic violence. Regarding these last two it was Monique who had to suffer.
Columbia, Maryland native Monique Moore moved in with the famous and troubled player while he was in the middle of his battle with his former wife and mother of his other children. She became a mother of Dylan Gooden on November, 2004, but the first time we heard of Monique was on March 13th, 2005 when she called 911 and reported that her fiancĂ©e and father of her one year old boy allegedly hit her on the forehead with his closed fist. Her beau was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after police saw that there was a concussion starting to be visible on Moniqueâ€™s face.
Apparently on that Saturday night both got into an argument that ended up with Moore punching Gooden on the head with the phone who later hit her back with the same phone. After this case went to court he was ordered to stay away from her and both were to return to court on June. After this episode he requested shared custody of Dylan plus a paternity test even though he had already admitted he was the infantâ€™s father. Four years later we found out that Monique was now Mrs. Gooden they got married in January 2008. She was expecting her second child, a girl was going to be born in February, she was enjoying her life as a married woman with a gorgeous son another on the way, and a sober husband, who found peace in Christianity and attended Narcotics Anonymous.
"His wanting to change is what did it. He’s a totally different person now. We’re starting a new life here together. It’s like he’s starting over again, and I am very happy for him. I really am." Said Monique Gooden.
But then what happened this year? On July 24th, 2010 Monique Gooden and her children, 5 year old Dylan and 4 month old Milan were living in separate homes from Gooden since May were abandoned by their father with no food, money or insurance. Monique went back to Maryland and there she requested help from social services.
"He’s left us with no money. When I got here to Maryland, I had to go apply for social services, food stamps and health insurance for the kids. He has offered no financial assistance to us. You know what, right now I’m so stressed, I’ve been so stressed that every day has been a struggle for me," she told the paper. "I just want support for the kids at this time . . . I just want to take care of them."
Monique Gooden said that the last time she saw him was at the Bergen County Family Court on June 22nd. She said that back in May he was holed up in a hotel in New Jersey. Both of them are due to be in court in August and he will be honored next weekend when he is going to be inducted in the Mets Hall of Fame.
Have any comments about this story? Care to express your thoughts to Monique? You do know that he already has an alleged history of owing child support to his former wife right? What do you think is going to happen now? Check out the photo and video below.