American TV personality and producer Shaunie O’Neal is the ex-wife of NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. Shaunie O’Neal has a $35 million net worth. Shaunie O’Neal has amassed her wealth through her marriage to Shaquille and her burgeoning entrepreneurial career.
Va’Shaundya Karlette Nelson was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on November 27, 1974. At the age of ten, she moved with her family to Los Angeles. She has an older sister and a younger brother as siblings. Shaunie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.
O’Neal began her work at Fox Entertainment as a film marketing. She got prominence in the media after she began dating basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaunie O’Neal rose to recognition as the executive producer of “Basketball Wives” on VH1. She is one of the most successful producers at the network. The mother of five had been divorced from her basketball player husband for several years before to joining the reality show. Extraordinary women such as Tami Roman, Evelyn Lozada, and Shaunie herself deal with the spotlight and their families while keeping their personal lives under control.
She served as executive producer for “Basketball Wives” from 2010 to 2013, as well as “Basketball Wives LA” and “Baller Wives” on VH1. From 2011 through 2016, Shaunie O’Neal developed the television series “Basketball Wives LA,” which lasted for five seasons. In 2017, she began executive producing the television series “Baller Wives.” She has also been on the television programme “Shaunie’s Home Court.”
She appeared in the 2009 television film “The Love Shaq,” which she also executive produced. O’Neal has also participated in the 2014 documentary “Dumb It Down” and numerous episodes of the television shows “Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” and “The Real.”
Shaunie O’Neal pursued a career in film marketing and entrepreneurship after leaving reality television, launching her own shoe line.
Before she met Shaq, Shaunie had a son named Myles, who was born in 1997, from a prior relationship. Shaunie and Shaq were married at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 26, 2002. Due to suspicions of infidelity on both sides, their marriage was frequently in the news and on the covers of tabloids. Prior to and during their marriage, they had four children: Shareef (born in 2000), an LSU basketball player, Amirah (born in 2001), Shaqir (born in 2003), and Me’arah (b.2006.)
Shaunie has a son named Myles from a prior relationship, and Shaq has a daughter named Taahirah with his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh. On September 4, 2007, Shaquille and Shaunnee separated after five years of marriage. They reunited shortly thereafter, but Shaunie filed for divorce on November 10, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. In 2011, their divorce was finalised. Shaunie went public with her new boyfriend, the singer and pastor Keion Henderson, in July 2021.
In July 2009, Shaunie was involved in an automobile accident that required considerable recuperation time.
Shaunie routinely participates in a Christmas Eve Mission programme for the homeless. She established a programme called “Let’s Talk About It” through which she encourages female entrepreneurs from various backgrounds and circumstances to feel empowered and successful. Long-recognized for her dedication to women’s and children’s welfare problems, she is a well-known advocate.
In 2011, she organised a red carpet shopping event at Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive alongside the singer Brandy. Shaunie’s organisation for impoverished children received the revenues, which were attended by a number of celebrities. In 2012, Shaunne attended the gala for Habitat for Humanity in Los Angeles.