Show: “The Parkers” Mom: Nikki Parker Played by: Mo’Nique Why We Love Her: While holding down a household with her teenage daughter Kimberly by herself, Nikki managed to find time to better herself while attending college as a continuing education student. Sassy Single Mom Stance: Keeping house, setting curfews and writing term papers weren’t the only items on Nikki’s to-do list. She also “heavily” pursued her longtime love interest Professor Oglevee. While her pursuits were usually in vain, we love that she was persistent. And in the end, she married her man!