Shaunie O'Neal Turns Heads in Tight Leopard-Print Dress after Ex Shaq Kissed Her in Viral Video
After her ex-husband’s recent actions revived rumors of reconciliation, Shaunie O’Neal continues to live her best life and flaunt enviable curves in a leopard-print dress.
Shaunie was married to one of the world’s greatest basketball players, Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, but the reality star/businesswoman knows how to get attention all on her own.
In recent Instagram pictures, Shaunie, 44, looked sensational in a midi length leopard-print dress featuring long sleeves and a turtleneck.
The form-fitting outfit, while flattering her delicate curves, also helped Shaunie give off a classy vibe enhanced by her chosen accessories: black court shoes, gold earrings, and a sleek ponytail.
THE CONTROVERSIAL KISS
While the “Basketball Wives” star is no stranger to stunning in eye-popping outfits, the leopard-print dress holds a greater significance. Shaunie wore the dress over the weekend when she and her kids headed out to support Shaq at the grand opening of his new restaurant in LA.
In footage from the event, the retired NBA player is seen cozying up to Shaunie and sticking out his tongue as though about to lick her face. Despite her horrified look, Shaq goes ahead to plant a kiss on Shaunie’s cheek while she boasts into laughter.
ANY HOPE OF A SHAQ-SHAUNIE UNION PT. 2?
The video brought back previous speculations that Shaq, 47 and his ex-wife would get back together and some fans went a step further to ask for it in the comment section:
“[There] will always be that SPECIAL LOVE Between These Two.”
“Awww I wish these too could possibly work it out.”
“They just need to stop playing and get back together.”
THE END OF AN ERA
Shaq and Shaunie parted ways in 2009 after Shaunie filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences amid allegations of infidelity on his part.
The former Miami Heat Center confirmed the allegations in his 2011 memoir, “Shaq Uncut: My Story, saying:
“I was a guy with too many options. Choosing to be with some of those women, well, that's on me. In my mind, I never did it disrespectfully, but obviously, I shouldn't have done it all. You know as well as I do relationships are about maintaining... It wasn't the big stuff, it was the small stuff, and that's my fault.”
Merry Christmas everyone! pic.twitter.com/4b7C8xOWRp— Shaunie (@iamshaunie) December 25, 2013
NO SECOND CHANCES
Shaunie admitted last year that she and Shaq had finally got the hang of the whole co-parenting gig but ruled out any chances of them ever getting back together.
She maintained her position when, a few months later, Shaq shared a picture of himself wearing “the same suit I’m wearing when I marry [Shaunie].”
“Actually this suit is more fitting for next seasons star of The Bachelor on @abcnetwork” she shot back swiftly in the comments.
From all indications, the “Shaunie's Home Court” star is only interested in co-parenting their children, budding basketball player Shareef, 19, Amirah, 17, Shaqir, 15, Me’arah, 12, and Shaunie’s son from a previous relationship, Myles, 21.
Shaq has also reportedly moved on to his latest in a long list of women. He was pictured out and about in New York City last month, holding hands with “Chicago Fire” actress, Annie Ilonzeh, 35. Shaq previously dated several women, including reality star Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander and model/lifestyle blogger Laticia Rolle.
Most likely, Shaq and Shaunie’s kiss was just an innocent prank between two exes, but fans are probably still hoping for reconciliation. Never Say Never, right?