Shaunie O'Neal
Born: Va’shaundya Karlette Nelson
November 27 1974 () (age 42)
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Television personality, executive producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist 
Years active 2010-present
Known for Basketball Wives (2010-present)
Shaunie's Home Court (2016-)
Spouse: Shaquille O'Neal (m. 2002-2011)
Children: 5

Shaunie O'Neal (born Va’shaundya Karlette Nelson; November 27, 1974) is the current executive producer of VH-1’s reality TV series, Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives LA, and is the former wife of NBA center Shaquille O’Neal.[1] Formerly a film marketer, O'Neal is, as of May 2012, a TV personality and producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother of five children.


O'Neal created and starred in Basketball Wives,[5] a reality series that follows the wives, ex-wives, and girlfriends of professional basketball players. Another reality television show, Basketball Wives LA, to follow the lives of Los Angeles basketball wives. She is the center of a third reality television series, Shaunie's home court, a series that follows life of her five children.

Personal life[edit] Edit

Shaunie was raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. She married Shaquille O'Neal on December 26, 2002 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Before and during[3] their marriage, the couple had four children: Shareef Rashaun (b. 2000), Amirah Sanaa (b. 2001), Shaquir Rashaun (b. 2003), and Me’arah Sanaa (b. 2006). Shaunie has a son, Myles, from a previous relationship, while Shaquille O'Neal has a daughter, Taahirah, with his former girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh. Shaquille and Shaunie O'Neal separated after five years of marriage on September 4, 2007, but reconciled shortly after. On November 10, 2009, Shaunie filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences".[4]

See Also Edit

O'Neal Family

Shaq and Shaunie O'Neal

References[edit] Edit

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External links[edit] Edit

  • Shaunie O'Neal at the Internet Movie Database

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