Shante Taylor and Snoop Dogg Married Twice: Inside Their Relationship Story
Snoop Dogg and his wife, Shante Broadus, have been married for 25 years. However, the couple's marriage was fraught with troubles, including infidelity rumors and divorce. Learn how the long-time pair managed to survive it all.
Award-winning rapper Snoop Dogg and his wife, entrepreneur Shante Broadus, have been together for over two decades, making them one of the longest-lasting marriages in the entertainment industry.
Even though he's famous for his outstanding and hard-hitting rapping talents, Snoop Dogg is quite a romantic person. To prove how much he loved Shante, he married her not once but twice.
MEET SHANTE TAYLOR
Shante and Snoop Dogg's relationship stretches back to when they were both students in high school. In a recent interview, the acclaimed rapper reminisced about the good old days with his wife and spoke about how he pursued her when they were young. He said:
"I had to call her on the phone. I had to write love letters. I had to do all of that…you know what I'm saying, to win her over."
Snoop Dogg had set his sights on Shante for a long time and realized they were meant to be together. He never stopped chasing after her, and in the end, they eventually tied the knot in 1997.
Since tying the knot, Shante stayed by Snoop Dogg's side until his musical career began to take off. The power couple had several successes along the way but confronted a few challenges.
In 2004, the celebrated rapper filed for divorce from his wife, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup. However, as he realized how important their family was to him, he decided against going through with the divorce.
The couple has three children together: sons Cordé, born in 1994; Cordell, born in 1997; and their only daughter, Cori, who they welcomed in 1999.
A SHOCKING DIAGNOSE
Unfortunately, the couple faced another challenge in their relationship. In 2005, Snoop and Shante had to come together for the sake of their youngest daughter, Cori, who was six at the time.
Out of nowhere, Cori started to lose weight and hair, and no one was able to offer a diagnosis for the girl. "I felt helpless, "Snoop told People. "No power, no friends."
Months later, Cori was diagnosed with lupus, and the family came back together in their journey to learn and understand everything about the disease.
"She's the toughest little thing I've ever met," the rapper said of his daughter. "She's on the honor roll, playing volleyball and softball, living life. She has all this joy. In the beginning, lupus was winning. But now Cori is."
Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor with family attends Snoop Dogg's star ceremony on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on November 19, 2018. | Source: Getty Images
Snoop Dogg and Shante renewed their marriage vows in 2007 after being drawn back next to each other. Shante shared her thoughts on her long relationship with her husband.
"He wanted a strong female to lead. And of course, that's me."
Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus attend the Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics game on December 25, 2008. | Source: Getty Images
WHAT DOES SHANTE TAYLOR BROADUS DO?
Besides being her husband's manager, Shante is also a businesswoman. She has managed Snoop Dogg's various enterprises, including clothes, video games, mobile apps, and cannabis, since becoming his manager in 2021.
On top of managing her husband's multiple businesses, Shante is also the founder of Boss Lady Entertainment, which manages talent. It also operates The Compound in Los Angeles, which has been used for recording and events.
The Compound is well-known for drawing notable figures from the music industry, such as award-winning musicians Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B.
She recently launched The Broadus Collection, a scented candle brand, and a liquor company, Boss Lady Spirits. Besides being a career woman, Shante is also a proud grandmother and a mom of three.
In addition to managing various businesses, Shante was an executive producer on the documentary about Snoop Dogg released in 2012 and named "Reincarnated."
Many people looked up to Shante because of her incredible accomplishment in the business realm and her determination to follow her dreams. She reportedly has a net worth of $5 million.
Snoop Dogg, with his wife Shante Broadus, is honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard on November 19, 2018. | Source: Getty Images
INSIDE THEIR MARRIAGE
Snoop Dogg shared that Shante has been steering his career from the beginning and that he is fortunate to have her at his side professionally. He went on to say that he would not be in the industry without her.
He never hesitated to declare his love for her or address his mistakes. Interestingly, when they hit a challenging period in their relationship, all of his friends pressured him to break up with Shante, except for the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
Tupac seemed to support the pair. Although the couple was far from perfect, Snoop Dogg later realized that understanding one another despite shortcomings is one way to have a successful relationship.
Snoop Dogg and wife Shante attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018. | Source: Getty Images
SNOOP DOGG'S DARK PAST
In 2013, Snoop Dogg revealed to Rolling Stone that he has participated in underground activities that most athletes and artists engage in for their advantage. He said he was aware of how inappropriate his activities were.
He then explained that the motivation behind what he did was not money but rather to satisfy his fascination. According to Snoop Dogg, Shante knew what he was doing and stayed by his side until he decided to stop the risky activities.
LETTING GO AND MOVING ON
Snoop Dogg has, at long last, decided to put the past behind him and move on with his life. He couldn't take the thought that his wife had been patient with him despite his dark past.
Looking back at his past mistakes, Snoop Dogg revealed on the "Queen Latifah Show" that same year that he had no understanding of much he was hurting Shante until he did some personal growth. He said:
“I was betraying myself until I became a man and realized I need to love this woman who loves me and had my kids. I needed to put my life in perspective and let my music and my business become secondary.”
ANOTHER CHEATING SCANDAL
Although Snoop Dogg and Shante didn't face any more scandal for years, it all crumbled in 2018 when Instagram model Celina Powell provided proof of having an affair with Snoop. Powell shared screenshots of texts and videos the rapper sent her, and surprisingly, the rapper reacted to the situation with jokes.
"Be on the lookout for my new, new TV show," the hip-hop star said in an Instagram video. "This is a good one. It's called 'Clout Chasers.' First episode, next week. Be sure to check it out."
On the other side, Shante shared a photo of her wedding ring on Instagram, making it evident that she was unfazed about Powell's claims. Snoop Dogg recorded a song in response to the alleged controversy he caused involving Powell.
In 2019, Shante posted an Instagram quote that read, "no one wants to hear this, but truth to be told… a long-lasting relationship comes with a lot of forgiveness and understanding."
Snoop Dogg eventually left a remark on his wife's Instagram post, in which he thanked her for her forgiveness and ability to understand him. He referred to Shante as the "backbone" of his life.
The award-winning musician and Shante's love is strong enough to face anything. Maybe that's why many fans consider them an extraordinary example of "black love."
Snoop Dogg's comment on his wife IG post. | Source: Instagram/bosslady_ent
SNOOP DOGG WROTE A SONG TO APOLOGIZE
Snoop Dogg recorded a song in response to the alleged controversy involving Powell. In 2020, he remixed a new version of the track "Don't Be Mad at Me," with apologetic lyrics dedicated to his wife.
Shante sent a cryptic message shortly after her husband released the song. Despite their apparent marital issues, they seemed to be well in the end, as Broadus posted a loving tribute to her husband on his 50th birthday.
She posted an Instagram snapshot of herself and her husband looking happy in October 2021. The caption praised the strength of their marriage. She wrote, "Love always. Family forever."