Shaunie O Neal

Shaunie O Neal is an American TV personality who was born as Va’shaundya Karlette Nelson on 27th November 1974 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is an American national TV celebrity. She is the ex-wife of the basketball player Shaquille O Neal. She is famous for being the producer of a popular TV reality show. She is also an Entrepreneur and a philanthropist.

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Personal Life

Shaunie was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is an African-American and American national. She spent her childhood in Los Angeles when she moved there with her family. Her biography barely contains any information about her early childhood life. However, later in her life she became a celebrity and gained a lot of recognition on different platforms. She was associated with the entertainment field before becoming a TV personality. Before her recognition as a TV celebrity, she was mostly known because of her marriage to a basketball star Shaquille O Neal.

Shaunie was in a long relationship with Shaquille O Neal before they got married. She gave birth to their first son on 11th January 2000. They name their son Shareef Rashaun O Neal. Later their daughter was born in 2001 and she was named Amirah Sanaa. After having 2 children they decided to get married. They were bound in a matrimonial relationship in 26th December 2002 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Their 3rd child named Shaquir Rashaun was born on 19th April 2003 and then the 4th one named Mearah on 1st May 2006. She is the mother of the total 5 children. She had a son named Myles before her marriage to Shaquille O Neal. Despite they had 4 children together, their marriage fell apart in 2007 and they got separated. They got divorced in 2009. She is currently dating a model who is 12 years younger than her.


Shaunie was a film marketer before she made her way in the entertainment industry. She used to work for FOX entertainment. She appeared on different TV shows over the years. She appeared in the Basketball Wives which is the show that highlights the lives of the basketball stars. This show not only focused on the glamorous aspects of the players’ lives, but also highlighted the parenting styles and their influence on the children.

She was the producer of this show and it ran from 2002 to 2013. Later she worked on another show called Shaunie’s Home Court. She guest starred in the different show too, including Hell’s Kitchen, The Real, and Wendy Series. After her divorce, she worked her way to a fortunate destination. Along with producing, she started her own business of footwear. Her most recent work is a program that is called “Let’s Talk About It”. This program focuses on the empowerment of Women. She has done a lot of work for women empowerment on different forums.

Shaunie has been associated with the entertainment industry and an activist for a long time. She has delivered hit programs as a producer. Her estimated net worth is about 35 Million Dollars. There is no mentioning of any awards she may have won, till now.

01 Nov, 2018