3 Days Before Re-Marrying, Ex-Wife Shaunie, Divulged Shaquille O’Neal’s Honest Feelings

Published 02/05/2023, 11:30 AM EST

Follow Us

Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal‘s ex-wife Shaunie is less than four months away from celebrating her first wedding anniversary with her second husband, pastor Keion Henderson. The television personality re-married almost eight months after Keion had popped the question to her in November 2021. They tied the knot at the Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Club in May 2022 in the presence of their loved ones. About three days before Shaunie and Keion exchanged their vows, the former discussed a few things related to her ex-husband with her two close friends that clarified where Shaunie’s heart was.

America’s Favorite Video Today

In an episode of Shaunie and Keion’s Destination I doShaunie and her friends, Jackie and Evelyn, took some time to chat about the upcoming wedding. They then eventually got to talking about a particular NBA legend.

Shaunie Henderson revealed Shaquille O’Neal was okay with her re-marrying

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

A curious Jackie asked Shaunie how her ex-husband, Shaquille O’Neal, honestly felt about her getting re-married. Shaunie replied, “He said he is,” indicating that the Lakers legend had accepted the couple. 

However, Evelyn then chimed in, jokingly adding, “And if he ain’t? Too bad!” Shaunie, however, simply shrugged, seemingly agreeing with Evelyn, while Jackie responded, “You can’t catch us in Anguilla baby because we got three days.”

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest NBA stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Shaq’s ex-wife dropped her surname from a previous marriage

Shaunie married NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal in 2002, four years after the couple began dating. Seven years later, Shaunie filed for divorce due to ‘irreconcilable differences,’ and they were officially divorced in 2011.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Even after separation, the Basketball Wives star opted to keep Shaq’s surname. Eleven years after her divorce from O’Neal, she changed her surname after marrying Keion Henderson.

5 Months After Ex-Wife Shaunie’s Wedding, Shaquille O’Neal Moves on With Big Confession on Future Family

The mother of five talked about her decision to keep her ex-husband’s surname after the divorce. She also revealed why she chose to drop it following her marriage to Henderson.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“I’ve had O’Neal as my last name since 2003. And getting divorced with very small children, I kept it for the sake of my kids. Changing my name lets me start all over and I feel like a whole new person,” said Shaunie.

WATCH THIS STORY: Middle-class mother called 400-million worth Shaquille O’Neal a mf, causing a 40-million sacrifice from the 7-ft superhero

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Siyari Debbarma

894Articles

One take at a time

Siyari Debbarma is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering and previously interned at the Y-East Organization as a content writer. Siyari has played quite a bit of basketball throughout her school years, and started following the NBA last year.
Show More>

Edited by:

Jayant Chhabra

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today