Shaunie O’Neal primarily rose to fame thanks to her marriage to basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal. However, she is more than your average WAG. Even though she was married to one of the greatest basketballers ever, she wasn’t just content to sit and bask in the euphoria of her husband’s wealth and fame. Rather, she put on her thinking cap and achieved a lot of things in her own right. Find out more about this exemplary lady including her height net worth as well as her kids.
Shaunie O’Neal Bio (Age)
Shaunie O’Neal was born on the 27th of November 1974 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Her given name at birth was Va’shaundya Karlette Nelson. Shaunie O’Neal has not revealed many details about her family background or early childhood. It is, however, known that she grew up in L.A. following her family’s relocation to the area. She obtained a college degree from the University of Southern California. When it comes to the subject of her career, Shaunie O’Neal is one lady who wears numerous hats. They include reality TV star, and producer businesswoman and philanthropist.
O’Neal has produced and starred in several reality TV series such as Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives L.A., Baller Wives, and Shaunie’s Home Court. Basketball Wives basically chronicles the happenings in the lives of some ladies who are romantically attached to professional basketball players. It could be as wives, girlfriends, fiancés or even exes. The series not only highlight their fabulous lives but also the underlying tensions and drama. Shaunie’s Home Court follows the happenings in the lives of O’Neal as well as her children. Shaunie O’Neal is also an astute businesswoman. One of her numerous ventures is a contemporary and stylish footwear collection known as Shaunie’s Must Haves.
Husband (Shaquille O’Neal) and Kids
Shaunie O’Neal was previously married to basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neil. Their nuptials took place in December 2002. Their marriage was dogged by allegations of infidelity but the couple stuck together. They were married for five years before separating in 2007. In an unexpected twist, they subsequently reconciled and stayed together for two more years before finally calling it quits in 2010. Despite the fact that they are divorced, the two still love and respect each other. Their divorce has been civil and they are both dedicated to co-parenting their kids. They have even revealed that they are planning to write a co-parenting book together.
Shaunie O’Neal has a total of five kids. Four of them are with her husband Shaquille and their names are Shareef (b. 2000), Amirah (b. 2001), Shaquir (b. 2003) and Meerah (b. 2006). O’Neal also has a son from a past relationship and his name is Myles. Her ex-husband equally had a daughter from a past relationship she’s named Taahirah.
O’Neal’s son Shareef is a chip off the old block as he has followed his father’s footsteps into basketball. However, it must be stated that he wasn’t initially into basketball. As a youngster, he grew up loving skateboarding but had to give that up in middle school. Since then, he has picked the slam and dunk game and never looked back. He was so impressive in his high school that he received offers of scholarships from several colleges. Shareef now plays college basketball for UCLA.
Shaunie O’Neal is 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80m) and weighs 143lbs or 65kg. Other additional measurements are chest – 37 inches, waist – 27 inches and hips – 37 inches. Going by her stats, O’Neal has a tall slim build. This is in stark contrast to her ex-husband who was one of the heaviest players in the history of the NBA. He is 7 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 325lbs or 147kg.
Shaunie O’Neal has a net worth of $35 million. It must be noted that she is not just a wealthy lady but also has a heart of gold. O’Neal is renowned for her charitable activities. She supports several causes especially those related to women and children. She has organised a program aimed at tackling issues affecting women and encouraging women in business. The program is called Let’s Talk About It. She has also joined hands with other celebs to organise a celebrity shopping event with the proceeds going to charity. Additionally, Shaunie O’Neal does not toy with events organised by charitable organisations. One of such is the Habitat for Humanity gala.