Shaquille O’Neal Ex-Wife Shaunie Nelson

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Shaunie nelson

Full NameVa’Shaundya Karlette Nelson
Date of BirthNovember 27, 1974
Place of BirthWichita Falls, Texas, United States 
Age50 years old
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Ex-husbandShaquille O’Neal(2002-2011)
Current HusbandKeion Henderson
Marriage DateMay 28, 2022
ChildrenMyles, Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, Me’arah, and Taahirah
Social Media PresenceInstagram

Shaquille O’Neal ex-wife is Shaunie Nelson. She is an American television personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

She is one of the executive producers of VH-1’s reality TV series, Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives LA, and Baller Wives. In addition, Nelson is also a film marketer.

Shaquille O’Neal also known as Shaq, is an American former professional basketball player. He is currently working as a sports analyst on the television program “Inside the NBA”.

Likewise, O’Neal played for six teams over his 19-year career in the NBA and is a four-time NBA champion. In addition to his basketball career, Shaq has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum.

Shaquille is also an electronic music producer, and touring DJ, known as DIESEL.

Key Highlights

  • The former basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002.
  • Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson separated in 2011.
  • Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson have four children together. Also, both Shaquille and Shaunie have one child, each from their previous relationships.

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson Married on December 26, 2002

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson relationship started in the late 1990s after O’Neal joined the Los Angeles Lakers. After two years of dating, the lovers were engaged to each other in 2000.

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Shaquille O’Neal and ex-wife, Shaunie Nelson pictured in 2002
Image Source: New York Post

Finally, on December 26, 2002, the couple got married in a top-secret ceremony. The wedding took place in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson Divorce in 2011

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson, who were once a power couple in the world of professional sports, ended their marriage in 2011. Their relationship had seen its share of ups and downs, marked by two significant divorce filings.

The first divorce attempt occurred on September 4, 2007, when Shaquille filed for divorce. However, the couple reconciled, and the divorce request was withdrawn.

Unfortunately, their differences resurfaced, leading to a second divorce filing in 2009. This time, Shaunie initiated the process, citing” irreconcilable differences”. The divorce was finalized in 2011.

Shaquille blames himself for the failed marriage and says he made mistakes and was”greedy”.

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson Children

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson have altogether six children. Their first child, Shareef O’Neal, was born on January 11, 2000, before Shaq and Shaunie married.

Shareef followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a basketball career. He has been making a name for himself as a professional basketball player for the NBA G League Ignite team.

Likewise, on November 13, 2001, the pair welcomed a baby girl, Amirah Sanaa O’Neal. She was also born before their parents married.

Shaunie gave birth to two other kids, after the marriage. Their names are Shaqir and Me’arah. Shaqir was born on April 19, 2003, and Me’arah was born on May 1, 2006.

Additionally, Shaquille O’Neal has a stepson named Myles (born in 1997) from Shaunie previous relationship. While he also has a daughter named Taahirah (born in 1996) with his former girlfriend, Arnetta Yardbourgh.

Shaunie Nelson Current Relationship

After the divorce, Shaunie Nelson remarried. She is currently married to Keion Henderson, who is the founder of the Lighthouse Church.

They got engaged in November 2021 and their wedding took place in May 2022 in Anguilla. Their wedding was featured in VH1’s three-week special Shaunie and Keion Destination “I Do”.

Shaunie Nelson Age and Nationality

Shaunie Nelson, known as Shaunie Henderson after marriage, Keion, was born on November 27, 1974. As of now, she is 50 years old. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Shaquille O’Neal ex-wife, Shaunie was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States. So, she holds the American nationality.

Shaunie Nelson Instagram

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When were Shaunie Nelson and Shaquille O’Neal married?

Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Nelson were married on December 26, 2002, but divorced in 2011.

Who is Shaunie Nelson current husband?

Shaunie Nelson married pastor, Keion Henderson on May 28, 2022.

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