Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fans Shame Shaunie O’Neal Over Her ‘Ghetto’ Government Name

Shaunie O'Neal

*Fans have rushed to defend “Basketball Wives” star and executive producer Shaunie O’Neal after one person revealed her government name, and many dubbed it “ghetto.”

According to an old school picture that circulated online, Shaunie’s real name is Va’shaundra Karlette Nelson.

“Lmfao the gheeetto I’m not surprised,” one person wrote on Instagram. “That s**t ghetto as hell. Karlette???” another one chimed in, with someone else saying that “she acts JUST LIKE THAT NAME.”

O’Neal is the ex-wife of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, with whom she shares four children together.

Shaq recently shared that he considers himself “more the friend than the disciplinarian” while raising their kids, Us Weekly reports, noting that he does have dating rules for his daughters.

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Shaunie O’Neal (L), NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal (R) and family attend the grand opening of Shaquille’s At L.A. Live at LA Live on March 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
(March 8, 2019 – Source: Getty Images North America)

They “can’t date until they’re 25,” he told the publication. Shaq shares his daughters with ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh and ex-wife, Shaunie.

“I don’t really have a lot of rules. … The moms do a great job of yelling and raising them and doing all that stuff. I’m more of the guy that’s the settler. If my ex-wife tells my daughter, ‘You can’t have a boyfriend now,’ I would be the one to say, ‘Guys are crazy. Do this. You need to focus on your education. Learn a little bit about yourself before you start thinking about guys. I’m more like the buffer.”

He also gushed over his exes, Arnetta and Shaunie, telling Us, “They’re leaders, so I let them lead because you have to understand that women rule the world anyway. So you let them rule … [and] just show them support. Moms and mothers, they have the real jobs. So you have to show them honor, you have to show them respect.”
Because of that, O’Neal said, “Whatever they want, whatever they need, I just take care of it.”

Because of that, Shaq said, “Whatever they want, whatever they need, I just take care of it.”

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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