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May 10, 2020

Shaquille O'Neal's First Daughter Taahirah Is All Grown & Graduated Magna Cum Laude in College

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Ex-basketballer Shaquille O'Neal is one proud father as he celebrates his first daughter's college graduation.

In a recent episode of TNT reality series, Shaq life, Shaquille's eldest daughter, Taahirah O'Neal's graduation from college, was covered.

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The footage shared on TNT's youtube page showed Shaq arriving at the Oglethorpe University's Atlanta campus to celebrate his first-born's accomplishment.

Taahirah stated that even though she wouldn't want to be outshined by the success of her parents, she was fortunate to have them.

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From the clip, the 48-year-old looked like he was excited to be there as he towered other parents and family members while they chorused the Oglethorpe Alma mater. 

Speaking to the producers, Shaq admitted that he had been absent a lot while he played basketball, missing many of his children's milestones.

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The star athlete is, however, trying to make up for lost moments, and he revealed this much in a heartwarming message for his daughter during her graduation after-party. In his speech to the magna cum laude graduate, he said:

"I look forward to you going to law school, getting your master's and taking over my company so I can retire."

Although the commentary on the show mentioned that the recent graduate hasn't been interested in being in the public eye, she, however, reportedly gave a fantastic speech at her father's statue unveiling at the staple center in 2017.

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According to Madamenoire, Taahirah is a love child from a relationship with O'Neal's high school sweetheart, Arnetta Yardbourgh, who is currently a professional life coach.

The young lady is very particular about carving an identity for herself despite her parent's popularity.

In her exclusive Interview with the Tomboi Brunch as shared by Madamenoire, Taahirah stated that even though she wouldn't want to be outshined by the success of her parents, she was fortunate to have them.

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In 2017 when his daughter, Taahirah turned 21, Shaquille went all out to throw her a dreamy, all-white birthday party.

Houston Chronicle in a piece about the birthday party revealed that while all of the birthday girl's guests wore white, she, on the other hand, was clad in a gorgeous black dress designed by "Project Runway Season 2" winner, Chloe Dao.

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As reported by Inquisitr, four like Taahirah are his biological children, and they include Shareef Rashaun, Amirah Sanaa, Shaqir Rashaun, and Me' arah Sanaa from his relationship with T.V personality Shaunie Nelson.

Shaquille, however, claims Shaunie's son from a previous relationship, Myles, as his own. Cheat Sheet reports that the former NBA star and the "Basketball Wives" star were together for 11 years before divorcing in 2009.

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