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Inside Shaquille O'Neal's Relationship with Ex-wife Shaunie Years after Their Divorce

Afouda Fortune
Jun 04, 2020
04:30 A.M.
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NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and his “Basketball Wives” executive producer wife have been separated for 11 years but still maintain a cordial relationship – here’s all the scoop on their life after divorce.

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Since their divorce, Shaq and Shaunie have tried their best to maintain a healthy relationship for their five children. Over the years, the duo has taken steps that showed they still respect and love each other.

Shaquille O'Neal at a press conference for ABC's new reality show "Shaq Vs." on August 5, 2009 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images

Shaquille O'Neal at a press conference for ABC's new reality show "Shaq Vs." on August 5, 2009 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images

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TV One reports that they have often exchanged subtle romantic remarks and comments with one another either on social media or in interviews.

[Shaquille O'Neal and Shaunie] who married on boxing-day in 2002 officially divorced in 2011.

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The news outlet highlighted a 2019 Instagram post on the Jasmine Brand’s page where the former basketball player unexpectedly planted a kiss on the 45-year-old mum’s cheeks. Shaquille has, for a while, been giving the impression that he is trying to win his ex-wife’s heart back.

It would be recalled that the two made headlines in 2018 when he took to Instagram to promote his suit collection in partnership with JC Penney.

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Although the NBA Host looked dashing in the photo, it was his caption that had tongues rolling. He wrote, “This is the same suit I’m wearing when I marry @shaunieoneal5.”

On her part, Shaunie stimulated speculations about their relationship during a 2018 interview while talking about the one person she trusts with her life. According to TV One, she said, “he’s 7’1 and wears a size 22 shoe.” Shaq seems to fit this description perfectly.

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The duo in 2017, as announced by the 45-year-old on “The Real,” began writing a book on co-parenting. In another piece, TV One mentioned that the celebrity parents had successfully nurtured their five children without scandal.

The outlet continued that although the parents currently raise their children together, they have been romantically involved with other people.

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The Sports Analyst is reported to have been in a relationship with Laticia Rolle while the “Basketball Wives” star dated “Straight Outta Compton” actor Marlon Yates for almost four years.

Though the pair might have an amicable friendship right now, Madamnoire recalls that their marriage was plagued with infidelity. The former couple who married on boxing-day in 2002 officially divorced in 2011.

Shaunie O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate Shareef O'Neal's 18th birthday on January 13, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Shaunie O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate Shareef O'Neal's 18th birthday on January 13, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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The New Jersey native was the first to file for divorce in 2007 but withdrew the petition and reconciled with his ex-partner. They, however, split in 2009 after she pushed for an annulment of their marriage.

Shaunie, who, according to Inquistr, gained her popularity by producing and starring in the VH1 reality TV show “Basketball Wives” together with her 7’1 husband threw their daughter, Amirah a lavish 16th birthday party.

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BET shares that TMZ Sports reported that the celebration cost nearly a whooping sum of $1 million. The blended family most recently started a dance-off competition within themselves.

The O’Neal matriarch posted to her Instagram, a video of herself and her daughters, Amirah and Me’ arah dancing. At the same time, she challenged the O’Neal boys, including her ex-husband, to post theirs.

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