Shaunie O’Neal is an American Television personality. She is the executive producer of the reality TV show on VH1 called as Basketball Wives LA. She also co-produces Basketball Wives and Baller Wives. She is the ex-wife of the NBA player Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaunie O’Neal and her relationship with Shaquille O’Neal
Shaunie O’Neal met Shaquille and the couple began dating. They tied the knot on 26 December 2002 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The couple had two children before their marriage and two were born after their marriage. Their kids are Shareef Rashaun born in 2000, Amirah Sanaa born in 2001, Shaqir Rashuan who was born in 2003 and Me’arah Sanaa born in 2006.
Shaunie O’Neal was involved with a man before she met Shaquille and she has a son named Myles with him. Shaquille also had a girlfriend prior to him knowing and dating Shaunie O’Neal and her name was Ametta Yardbourgh. Ametta and Shaquille have a daughter Taahirah.
Shaunie O’Neal and Shaquille O’Neal went their separate ways in September 2007 but had a brief reconciliation after that. Shaunie put in her divorce papers in November 2009 and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for it. They are now divorced and leaving their independent lives. They co-parent their kids. Their oldest son Shareef is a basketball player and is with the UCLA.
Shaunie O’Neal talks about her divorce with Shaquille and the comments
Shaunie O’Neal was happy that her divorce took place at a time when there was not much of social media hype.
“For Shaquille and I, it wasn’t Instagram and Twitter was brand new. So thank God…it was public enough just going to the blog. But I didn’t have to deal with people comments directly to me. Now I keep relationships-‘Are you dating?’ ‘Ummm none of your business.’ I don’t need the world commenting on how I’m supposed to feel. You don’t know what’s going on inside their household. Youn can’t tell me to feel about my husband or boyfriend. And until, like she said, it clicks with you, who are we to judge? We don’t know what the real story is. You don’t know what’s said behind the two people or done between the two people. ……It really sucks that people are invested in other people’s business like that. ….But it’s really sad to see how people personally attack you and personally get all in your business.”
Shaunie O’Neal and her time with the show Basketball Wives
Shaunie O’Neal is the creator of the show Basketball Wives. It also produces it and the show which airs on VH1 is a reality TV series which revolves around the lives of the wives, ex-wives, and the girlfriends of the various professional basketball players of the US. Her other show named Basketball Wives LA deals with the wives, ex-wives, and the girlfriends of the basketball players who reside in LA.
Shaunie O’Neal also has another reality TV show called Shaunie’s Home Court which deals with the lives of her 5 children and her family.
Shaunie O’Neal is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is continuing with her shows and has been in this field for the past 8 years since 2010. She has a net worth of around $ 35 million.
Shaunie O’Neal and her boyfriend
Shaunie was dating Marlon Yates in between but they split in 2016. In 2018, there were rumors that Shaq and Shaunie might reconcile and come back together again but nothing further moved forward in that direction.
Shaunie O’Neal and her growing years
Shaunie O’Neal is 43 and was born on 27 November 1974 in Wichita Falls, Texas. There is nothing shared on her parents or siblings. As regards her schooling and college life there has been nothing discussed.
References: wikipedia.com, IMDb.com