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Ex-Wife of Shaquille O’Neal, $35,000,000-Worth TV Sweetheart Crowned “Best Mama in the World” by 6’4 Daughter Mearah O’Neal

Published 06/04/2023, 10:43 AM EDT

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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal‘s children keep finding reasons to be proud of their parents. Apart from Shaq dominating the basketball court to becoming a world-renowned brand himself, their mother has established herself as an award-winning entrepreneur. Shaunie Henderson, the American TV personality and executive producer of a VH1 show, has accomplished significant success in her career.

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Shaq and his former wife got married in 2002 but ended their marriage after a decade. Together, they have five children, and most of them are pursuing careers in line with their father’s basketball legacy, including their daughters. Amidst the towering success of Papa O’Neal, their youngest daughter, Me’arah O’Neal, expressed admiration for Mama O’Neal on Instagram.

Me’Arah O’Neal lauds her mother


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Following in her superstar father’s footsteps, Me’Arah O’Neal possesses immense basketball talent. Making headlines, she recently received an offer to join the UCLA Basketball team, an impressive achievement considering she stands at a remarkable height of 6’4″ at the young age of 17. Me’Arah publicly praised her mother as she accepted an award for her accomplishments. In addition, she bestowed upon her mother a title that might fill her with pride.

In an Instagram story shared by Me’Arah O’Neal, her mother can be seen receiving an award at the Ladylike Foundation event, accompanied by the caption, “Best mama in the world. I’m proud of you.” This demonstrates that Shaunie, despite her success as a businesswoman, is also a responsible and caring parent. Me’Arah publicly expressed her love for her mother, referring to her as the best in the world.


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It was truly heartwarming to witness Me’Arah enthusiastically cheering for her mother as she took the stage to accept the award. With a substantial net worth of $35 million, Shaunie has achieved remarkable success in her personal and professional lives. Meanwhile, her daughter Me’Arah is forging her own path toward success, being recognized as one of the top prospects in the game. Even Shaq, who was mesmerized by her basketball abilities, openly expressed his admiration for his daughter.


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Shaquille O’Neal bragged about Me’Arah’s ball skills

Shaquille O’Neal recognizes his daughter’s impressive skillset and has publicly praised her on numerous occasions. He stated, “She is 6’4″ and she is really good; her name is Me’Arah O’Neal.”

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The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the top prospects for the WNBA draft when she becomes eligible. Her mother, Shaunie, also expressed great enthusiasm and admiration for her talented daughter. It will be fascinating to witness if Shaq’s daughter can achieve a level of success similar to her 4x NBA championship-winning father.


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Aaditya Negi

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Aaditya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports and has been following the game for a number of years. He is an avid fan of the NBA and follows what’s happening in the league on a daily basis. Having worked as an intern in the sports domain, his passion for writing arose from his fondness for the intricacies of the game.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra