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Monica Hayes is the biological daughter of Cindy Hayes, but was raised as her sister. She is portrayed by Donshea Hopkins.
Cindy behaves very irresponsibly with Monica when Monica is in her care, such as taking her out for her birthday and leaving her sitting in the car for hours until Cindy eventually takes Monica inside whilst they all get high.
At the end of Comic Sans, Cindy threatens to take Monica away from Lillian until Lillian points out that there is no way Cindy is responsible enough to provide for Monica properly. At the end of the episode, Cindy is asked in passing by a stranger if she has children, and she replies, "no". ("Comic Sans")
In Season Five, Monica is seen expressing concern for Cindy, and wondering how Lillian could not be worried, since there is an ongoing prison riot. Lillian lies and tells her that Cindy had been transfered to another prison before the riot started, but Monica knows this to be untrue, because she found the Black Lattes Matter meme online, with Cindy in it. The two fight and Monica ends up saying she wished Lillian wasn't her mother, Lillian responded by saying sometimes she wished the same. ("Breaking the Fiberboard Ceiling")
- Cindy Hayes (biological mother, raised as her sister) - Cindy is pressumed to have had Monica when she was young, as Monica was raised to believe Cindy was her older sister. .
- Lillian Hayes (adoptive mother/biological grandmother) - Cindy's mother, who raised Monica as her youngest daughter, rather than her granddaughter.
- Monica's friends assumed she was named Monica after Monica Geller from the sitcom Friends, but Cindy actually revealed she was named after Monica Wright from Love & Basketball.