Shaquille O’Neal holds himself responsible for their failed marriage, not his ex-wife Shaunie.
During an episode of The Pivot Podcast, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal discussed his divorce from ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal. O’Neal discussed his career, regrets, and relationships, notably his connection with Shaunie. In 2009, the former Los Angeles Lakers player claimed that he was the reason for their breakup. In 2002, O’Neal and Shaunie married, and their divorce was finalized in 2011. According to PEOPLE, he continued, “I’ve never talked about this, and I’m pleased you guys asked because I don’t mind talking about it, but I was horrible.”
“She was incredible. She was the real deal. It was all me,” said the 50-year-old basketball player, who wouldn’t say “what I was doing” but did say that “I wasn’t defending her and those vows.”” He continued, “When you live a double life, it’s easy to become caught up in it. I’m not going to say it was because of her; it was all because of me.”
O’Neal went on to discuss how his ex-wife put in extra effort in their relationship before they split up. “She accomplished precisely what she was supposed to do and gave me beautiful children, as well as taking care of the house and company matters. It was all down to me. When you make a lot of mistakes like that, it’s sometimes impossible to recover “He went on to explain.
Despite the termination of their relationship, the former couple rekindled their connection, and O’Neal now only has good things to say about her. “She was fantastic, to be sure. It was all down to me, “Added he. Last year, Shaunie, who is 47 years old, announced her engagement to pastor Keion Henderson. In February 2020, the two started dating.
“Keion is a truly remarkable man of God. He’s wise, he’s helpful, and he’s incredibly loving and caring. He loves me and my kids in a way that has completely transformed my life and heart. Every day, he motivates me to be a better person. I hope I can do the same for him. This love is FOREVER, and I’m honored and ecstatic to be able to spend it with him “PEOPLE previously reported on the Basketball Wives star.
During the podcast, O’Neal expressed his happiness for his ex-future wife’s wedding to Henderson. “She is now content. She’s set to marry a lovely young man, and I’m delighted for her “Shareef, 22, Amirah, 20, Shaqir, 19, and Me’arah, 15, are O’Neal’s children. Shaunie has a son from a previous marriage, Myles, who is 24 years old.