Shaq O'Neal steps out with his 35-year-old actress girlfriend who's a star on 'Chicago Fire'

Claudine Varela
Jan 29, 2019
01:56 A.M.
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Shaquille O'Neal flaunts his new actress girlfriend in public as they're spotted hand in hand in New York City.


Shaquille O’Neal has found new love or so it seems based on a photo that recently emerged. It boasted of the NBA star hand in hand with a 35-year-old actress.


Shaq has been in a string of relationships following his divorce from his wife Shaunie O’Neal in 2011. His last one ended almost a year ago.  

Now the 46-year-old is flaunting a new woman whose name is Annie Ilonzeh. She’s an actress who stars in the television show, “Chicago Fire.”


There’s not enough information about how they met or when they started dating but judging from the photo of them shared by The Shade Room, they’re not about keeping their romance a secret. They were walking in public in New York City with their hands clasped. 

The 7 foot 1 athlete dressed in an orange jacket and black pants towered over his new leading lady who was wearing a predominantly red ensemble. She wore a red dress with a see-through top revealing a glimpse of her dark bra. She covered up with a red coat and capped off the look with bronze heels. 



Shaq’s latest relationship comes months after he ended his engagement to entrepreneur Laticia Rolle. The pair who began dating in 2014 reportedly called it quits in March. There was no public admission of their separation but there were signs that alluded to it. Around the time, Laticia embarked on a trip sans Shaq and shared a photo with a caption speaking about feeling free for the first time.



Months later, she was cuddling with another man while sailing on a boat. The moment captured in a photo was shared by the model on her Instagram with the caption, “the best bestie escape.” The photo has since been deleted. 

Meanwhile, Shaq was visibly single when he attended the NBA Awards that same month. Laticia was nowhere in sight. Instead, his three grown-up sons accompanied him to the event. 



Shaq’s dating history, much like his career, has been colorful and busy.  While still married to Shaunie, he was rumored to have had an affair with the ex-girlfriend of Gilbert Arenas, Laura Govan. This was in 2008. 

From 2009 to 2010, he allegedly had a relationship with Dominica Westling. The affair came to light in 2010 after email exchanges between them were exposed in public. 

Soon after things ended with Dominica, Shaq moved on to Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander who he dated from 2010 to 2012. By 2014, he began seeing Laticia. Two years later, they were engaged and two years after that, things turned sour.