Born on 27th November in the year 1974 at Texas in Wichita Falls, Shaunie O’Neal is an American TV personality. She is also an established entrepreneur, a philanthropist and also the executive in charge. Her birthname is Va’shaundya Karlette Nelson. O’Neal moved to Los Angeles with her family at the age of 10. Shaunie is the ex-wife of NBA center forward Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal is a mother to 5 children and has previously worked as a film marketer for the Fox Entertainment.

Personal Life

Shaunie O’Neal married a famed NBA basketball player Shaquille O’Neal in 2002 26th December at Beverly Hills Hotel. The former couple are parents to four children Amirah Sanaa, Shaqir Rashaun, Shareef Rashaun and Me’arah Sanaa. Shaunie is also a mother to a son named Myles from her previous relationship. Meanwhile Shaquille O’Neal is a father to a daughter named Taahirah from his previous relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh, his former girlfriend.

During the course of their marriage, the couple was often in the spotlight due to alleged infidelity and affairs on both sides. The couple filed for divorce nearly 5 years after their marriage in 2007 on Sptember the 4th but got back together shortly after. Further in 2009, on the 10th of November, Shaunie O’Neal again filed for a divorce claiming “irreconcilable differences”. The divorce settlement money amount remains undisclosed to the public.

The couple’s oldest son, named Shareef happens to be an excellent basketball player who is an ardent player for the UCLA Bruins. Shaunie has also hosted Christmas for the homeless people in the years 2012 and 2013. As of the year 2017, Shaunie has a personal net worth of 35 million USD. Shaunie O’Neal is a graduate of the coveted University of Southern California.


Shaunie owns her own collection of stylish footwear which is in collaboration with a Chinese laundry. The shoes have received a widespread appreciation from the buyers for being extremely chic and modern in appearance. The price range for the footwear is somewhere between 80 USD and 250 USD.

Shaunie produces a couple of TV shows on VH1. Appreciated for being one of the most successful producers on the American television, she believes that an investment in people bears the best returns. She is the producer of the VH1’s TV reality series, the Basketball Wives which portrays the wives and girlfriends of famous basketball players and stars and reveals to the general public their glamorous lifestyles and also sheds light on various issues including single motherhood, parenting styles and self-esteem, Baller Wives and the Basketball Wives LA.

One of her recent productions include ‘Let’s Talk About It’ wherein Shaunie visits various organizations and interacts with women from various parts of the society and encourages them to be independent and stand on their own two feet. Back in 2011, Shaunie also hasted the red-carpet charity event for shopping alongside famed singer Brandy at the Louis Vuitton at Rodeo Drive. The proceeds that were received from the shopping were donated to an organization financed by Shaunie for the underprivileged and downtrodden children.

Last Modified: 30 Jun, 2018

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