Shaunie O'Neal Ends Dating Her Actor Boyfriend, Her Past Divorce With Her Husband And Kids

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Shaunie O'Neal Ends Dating Her Actor Boyfriend, Her Past Divorce With Her Husband And Kids

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1974-11-27
  • Age 46 Years 7 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Place Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
  • Profession Television Personality
  • Birth Name Va'Shaundya Nelson
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Son/s Shareef O'Neal, Myles B. O'Neal, Shaqir O’Neal
  • Daughter/s Amirah O'Neal, Me'arah O'Neal
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Ex-Husband Shaquille O'Neal (m. 2002–2011)
  • Net Worth $35 Million
  • Career 2010-present
  • College University of Southern California
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 7" (1.7 m)
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Black
  • Lesbian No

‘The Basketball Wives’ Shaunie O’Neal just seems to have plain bad luck when it comes to keeping up with a relationship. She has split up with her boyfriend, and before that, she had a divorce which comparatively sounds heavy when kept side-by-side with that split with a boyfriend. Let’s see how she is doing with it.

Wedding, Married Life, and Husband:

First things first so, let’s talk about Shaunie’s married life. The 41 years old television personality was married to the retired professional basketball Shaquille O’Neal on December 26, 2002, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The couples had a private wedding where press or fans we not allowed.

Caption: Shaunie O'Neal with Shaquille O'Neal at their wedding on December 26, 2002, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.


At the time of getting married, the couples were already parents to two kids. From that, we can assume that the couples were dating for a long time.

Caption: Shaquille O'Neal with his kids with Shaunie O'Neal including his eldest daughter from his previous relationship in 2014.


Caption: Shaunie O'Neal with son Myles from her previous relationship.


Before and during their time as a married couple, they had a total of six kids together. Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’Arah. Aside from these four, Shaquille has a daughter Taahirah and Shaunie has a son Myles who both were born from the couple’s past relationships.

However, in about 5 years, Shaunie and her husband Shaquille were in their different ways as she filed for divorce on November 10, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences.

Amid of the divorce, Shaunie’s multi-millionaire husband put the couple’s house on Miami Beach’s Island for sale with a price tag of $32 million dollars. The same month that Shaunie was going through the process of divorce, she met Marlon Yates who is a model/actor, and since then the couple was dating each other. 

Caption: Shaunie O'Neal with her separated boyfriend and Marlon Yates


Shaunie, who recently was on vacation with her longtime boyfriend on September, has broken the news about their split with her boyfriend in an exclusive talk with VH1. Upon asking for a reason why Marlon did not make his appearance on the fifth season of her show she replied,

“Maybe because that relationship, it doesn’t exist, anymore. It’s not a bad thing [that it ended].” She further explained, “I’m coming out of a long term marriage and I don’t want to jump into anything too serious or too much, too quick. Marlon is just a loving guy and just a sweetheart.”

Maybe there are chances of her reconciling with her freshly estranged beau, but she might just not have time for it too because of her new reality show based on her house; her personal life as a single mom. She does have a massive net worth of $35 million as she gets paid somewhere between $100,000 and $200,000 per year.

In addition to that, her ex-husband once paid $100,000 per month for child support, which in our view is somewhat enough. It’s not sure if she will get back with Marlon Yates or will just move on and focus on making her career, however, we will be updating you with the latest news about her as soon as it hits the ground.