Shante Broadus is a celebrity spouse whose profile should not escape your attention. Besides her fame as the other half of one of Hollywood’s longest-running couples, Broadus has an impressive résumé. She was sprung to the spotlight more than two decades ago following her marriage to the legendary rapper, songwriter, record producer, singer, actor, and reality TV star Snoop Dogg. While hip-hop fans may be well informed about the rapper’s life and career, it is uncommon knowledge that his wife is more than just a homemaker but also an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Here are detailed facts you never knew about Snoop Dogg’s boss lady and a role model to many.
Shante Broadus Bio (Age)
Shante Broadus from California was born on October 30, 1971. Despite being in the limelight for more two decades, Broadus has managed to successfully keep most details about her life before marriage discrete. For her academic endeavors, Shante attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School where she met her future husband.
Having been a long-running celebrity spouse to a statuesque figure, Broadus has some screen credits. Besides featuring on her husband’s reality TV series Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, Shante has appeared on popular TV shows such as The Mo’Nique Show, E! True Hollywood Story, as well as a documentary Reincarnated, among others. She has also stepped behind the camera to produce a couple of projects.
Siblings, Marriage, Husband, Children
Shante Broadus is not known to have any siblings. She is happily married to her long term heartthrob Calvin Broadus popularly known as Snoop Dogg. The couple who were high school sweethearts has enjoyed a wild romance. Convinced that they were made for each other, Shante and Calvin began procreating even before their relationship was made official.
Their first son Cordé was welcomed in August 1994 while the second Cordell was welcomed in February 1997. A few months later, the couple tied the knot on June 12, 1997, in a beautiful ceremony at Marina Del Rey’s The Ritz Carlton. After two years, their daughter Cori joined the family. At age six, Cori began shedding weight and hairs. The condition was later revealed to be Lupus but thankfully, she was effectively treated and now lives a healthy life. Shante and Snoop later became grandparents to Zion, a product of Corde’s relationship with his girlfriend Jessica Kyzer.
While Cordell is quite athletic and plays football for UCLA, Cori apparently inherited her father’s musical genes. Besides featuring on Snoop Dogg’s album No Guns Allowed, Cori has three singles under her belt. A budding star to watch out for, she was once nominated for the MTV Video Music Award under the Best Video with a Social Message category.
Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg have been married for more than two decades but their love story hasn’t been without its own challenges. Worthy of note is the 2004 scandal when the rapper claimed he was done with their marriage and filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.
Dogg who was at the time caught up with the Hollywood lifestyle later admitted that the real reason for his decision was infidelity on his part during music tours. But after realizing that his wife was irreplaceable, the rapper withdrew his petition. More so, their daughter’s health condition at the time was a uniting factor which held the couple back from parting ways. Shante and Snoop soon found their spark again, and four years later, they renewed their marital vows on 12 January 2008.
Again in mid-2018, Shante’s husband was embroiled in another infidelity scandal after a lady identified as Celina Powell alleged that she and the rapper were having an affair. Despite the backlash Snoop and Shante faced following the allegations, they have continued to wax strong together and show no contrary signs in the near future.
Other Interesting Facts
1. Shante Broadus has an active social media life. She has amassed a huge fanbase on popular sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
2. Among Shante’s list of celebrity friends and acquaintances, she counts famous female rapper Mia X as one of her closest pals.
3. Broadus is also popularly known by the moniker Boss Lady. The name which she commonly uses especially on social media was given to her by Snoop. More so, between the lovebirds, Snoop fondly calls Shante ‘Boo’, a name he admits is in honor of his irreplaceable wife.
4. Shante Broadus was arrested in 2008 for driving under influence (DUI). Interestingly, she was released shortly after because Fullerton laws do not require bail for DUIs.