Lil Mo first married in 2001, divorced for the first time in 2007 and married again in 2008, only to be divorced once more in 2014. By 2015 she was married for the third time and has had her fifth child. She and husband number 3 are still married, but are they going strong?
Divorce finalized in 2014
Lil Mo and Al
Singer and reality TV personality Lil Mo certainly gives the impression that she knows what she wants in her men and her family. When she met her first husband Al Stone she asked him for his number. She was interested in him and thus made her move. And after only five months of dating the two were married in 2001.
They had their first daughter in 2002 and added a second daughter in 2005. But all was not well, despite what appeared to be family bliss to the outside world. Indeed, in 2005 Lil Mo filed for divorce from Al. The reasons for the divorce are unclear. Perhaps she was bored with him, perhaps he cheated. Perhaps she fell in love with somebody else. Lil Mo doesn’t strike us as someone who hesitates once she’s made up her mind.
The divorce from Al was only finalized in 2007, however. It doesn’t seem to have been easy-going, which is usually the case when money is involved, and partners don’t split amicably.
Marrying and divorcing Phillip
Either Lil Mo is someone who falls in love quickly and then decides to get married right away, or her falling in love with gospel singer Phillip Bryant was the reason for her divorce from Al. She never said, and we have had no chance to ask.
As it was, she married him in 2008, barely a year after her first divorce. With him she had two sons, adding to her two daughters, which now made her a mother of four.
Once more the marriage dissolved. Up until 2013, the two were definitely together, whether they were happy is debatable, however, because Lil Mo said in interviews that her marriage had been over since May 2013. Usually, such things don’t happen instantaneously, which leads us to believe that the decline was a slow one.
Interestingly it was Phillip who filed for divorce and the divorce was supposed to be a done deal by January 2014. But Lil Mo moved houses in the meantime and had no inclination to wait for Phillip and the paperwork. So she filed for divorce in Baltimore and the whole process was delayed further.
This all came to light in March 2014 and caused raised eyebrows among onlookers, especially since Lil Mo had already moved on and was seeing somebody new. The delay is not all that surprising, because the filming of the events that happen on her reality TV show and the actual airing of the episodes is separated by a few months. So, by the time we see things play out on TV they are already old news.
That way the public cannot possibly be up to date on her relationship and everything in between, because the events aren’t aired live.
Thus, Lil Mo explained, her relationship to Phillip had long been over by the time anyone guessed at it. She also divulged as to why the marriage ended, though most considered this way too much information. Apparently, Phillip had cheated on her and she figured that out during a threesome they had with the woman he cheated on her with.
She later admitted that she had cheated on him as an act of revenge. That’s not exactly God-fearing behaviour, especially since she has invoked her faith and God on occasion. Even saying that she would not sleep around being unmarried and would not have a child out of wedlock.
Lil Mo then added that after the relationship was over and the divorce was in the works, she sort of lived a celibate life for a little while. She wasn’t ready to get into a new relationship and didn’t want to expose her kids, especially her sons with Phillip, to that sort of thing.
And once more down the aisle
But then boxer Karl Dargan entered her life.
Nobody knows if they met before or after her divorce from Phillip was finalized, but it didn’t take long and in 2014 they were definitely already a couple and she considered marriage because she doesn’t do anything just by half.
Karl is seven years her junior, which is also something that caused a few raised eyebrows. But the two seem to genuinely adore each other. They merged their two families, Karl’s three children and her four, and by the time 2015 rolled around the two were married.
In March they confirmed her pregnancy and in September Karl Jr. was born.
But we’re far from a happily ever after. Lil Mo wouldn’t be Lil Mo without regular appearances on reality TV. We only ever see half the story anyway, if that. So, we can never really tell how happy her marriage and family life really is. In November 2017 she dragged Karl in front of the Couples Court with The Cutlers, yet another reality TV show, in which she hoped to get closure over allegations that Karl had been cheating on her.
Apparently, Lil Mo’s son had found some evidence that Karl had been cheating on her and when confronted by her, he promised to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence. Then they appeared on the show and Karl promised that he was a changed man. He may have been a bad boy and ladies’ man in the past, dating multiple women at the same time, but he assured her that he was hers alone now.
Lil Mo, on the other hand, confirmed that women have been approaching her here and there to get money out of her because they apparently had proof that they’d been with Karl and wanted to blackmail her to keep quiet. She never paid anyone anything, however, telling them instead “If you can get him, you can have him” and that was that.
For now, the couple is still together. Recently they announced that Lil Mo was pregnant with her sixth child, the couple’s ninth, but shortly thereafter she miscarried. They believe they will have another child in due time.
Her previous two marriages lasted each six years, which is something Lil Mo has noted herself. Let’s just hope her third marriage will last a little longer than that. And maybe it will even be her last marriage. But with Lil Mo, you never know.