Sunday, May 22, 2022

Shaunie O’Neal Explains Why She’s Not Getting Back with Ex Shaquille O’Neal

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*Shaunie O’Neal is pumping the brakes on rumors that she and her ex-husband Shaquille O’Neal are giving their failed romance another chance.

We previously reported… the former couple has remained close friends since their split in 2009, but insiders claim the NBA star has been trying to win Shaunie back for years. 

Two producers on Shaunie’s “Basketball Wives” series allegedly revealed to MTO News that she and Shaq are “working on things.”

One of the insiders said, “Shaunie wasn’t taking Shaq’s flirting seriously, she thought he was joking. But now that she knows he’s serious [about reconciling] she’s giving him a second chance.”

Shaq and Shaunie were stronger than ever recently to support their son who had to undergo open heart surgery.  But the “Basketball Wives” star recently took to Twitter to note that she and her ex are nothing more than fantastic friends and supportive co-parents. She made clear that she did not want to complicate their relationship by attempting to reconcile with him.

She wrote: “I’ve said it once, I will say it again… Shaquille & I are amazing friends who figured out how to Co-Parent. Love our babies as a strong unit,& be the best of friends! Thank you @garywdtea @EvaMarcille & @RickeySmiley for the love, but we are going to keep it this way!”

Peep her post below.

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Shaq and Shaunie tied the knot in 2002 and they share four children together. Shaunie also has a son, Myles, from a previous relationship, and Shaquille O’Neal has a daughter with former girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh, per Ace Showbiz

Shaunie and Shaq first separated after five years of marriage in September 2007, but reconciled shortly after. In November 2009, however, Shaunie filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Shaquille has not made any official statements about romantically reuniting with his ex-wife. 

In the meantime, Shaunue supporters hope she finds true love one day soon. 

“Shaunie I hope you find someone sooo awesome as you cause you deserve to be loved and happy gurlll good Luck will be watching tonight’s episode,” wrote one follower on Instagram. 

Last year, Shaquille penned a sweet tribute in honor of their wedding when launching his big and tall suit line through JCPenney.

“This is the same suit I’m wearing when I marry @shaunieoneal5,” he wrote along with a picture of him in the formal attire. Shaunie replied to his post, “Actually this suit is more fitting for next seasons star of The Bachelor on @abcnetwork #justsayin #wedidthatalready.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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