Shaquille O'Neal's Ex Shaunie Shares Mother's Day Pic with Her 5 Kids

Shaquille O'Neal's ex-wife posted an adorable Mother's Day photo on social media in which she poses with her 5 grown-up children.

On Sunday, May 12, 2019, millions of American moms were celebrated and pampered by their children

For Shaunie O'Neal, it was an occasion to count her blessings. All 5 of them.

"HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL!!!! Thank you for all the beautiful messages! There is no greater title than Mom! Thank you to my 5 Heartbeats for loving me unconditionally, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you! ?????"

SHAUNIE O'NEAL - MOTHER OF 5

Shaunie is as stunning as ever, and it's hard to believe she is the mother of 5 grown children.

Shaunie shares 4 of her children with basketball legend, Shaquille O'Neal to whom she was married from 2002 to 2009: Shareef Rashaun, 19, Amirah Sanaa 18, Shaqir Rashaun 17, and Me’arah Sanaa 14.

SHAUNIE O'NEAL'S OLDEST SON MYLES

Shaunie has a son, Myles, 22, from a previous relationship. Shaquille adopted Myles, who was then two years old, at the time of his marriage to Shaunie.

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SHAUNIE O'NEAL'S ADORABLE POST

Shaunie got to celebrate Mother's Day with all 5 of her offspring and marked the occasion by posting a photo on Instagram of herself and her brood standing together on the street, all dressed in black and white.

SHAUNIE O'NEAL'S ANGUISH

Not long ago, Shaunie and Shaquille lived through every parent's worse nightmare. Their son Shareef was diagnosed with a heart problem and had to undergo open-heart surgery on December 13, 2018.

Shareef was suffering from Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common identifiable cause of sudden death in athletes.

A MOTHER'S WORSE NIGHTMARE

For Shaunie, it was a terrible shock. Her athletic son had always been the picture of health, but when he complained about "feeling funny" after basketball practice, Shaunie insisted he see a doctor.

SHAUNIE O'NEAL'S INSISTENCE SAVED HER SON'S LIFE

The doctors at UCLA where Shareef plays college basketball subjected the young athlete to a battery of tests and delivered a frightening diagnosis.

Shareef was suffering from Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common identifiable cause of sudden death in athletes.

“This morning was by far my toughest moment being a Mom. If only I could take his place today. Could I at least go with him in that operating room and hold his hand. Separating from him as he was wheeled off to surgery was heartbreaking," Shaunie confessed.

Shareef came through the surgery with flying colors and has been cleared by doctors to play for UCLA next season.