Father Shaquille O’Neal’s “New Baby” Leaves 26 Year Old Daughter Speechless

Published 11/17/2022, 8:25 AM EST
UNSPECIFIED – MAY 16: In this screengrab, Shaquille O’Neal speaks during Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 on May 16, 2020. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

The father of six, Shaquille O’Neal recently posted a picture on his official Instagram account with a “new baby.” And it has left his 26-year-old daughter Taahirah O’Neal absolutely speechless. O’Neal always manages to rock the Internet with one thing or the other. And this time it was the Big Diesel posing with an infant. O’Neal has four children with his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal, Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah. 

Shaunie and O’Neal both had one child from their previous relationships. Shaunie had Myles and Shaq had Taahirah. At first glance, you’d think that Shaquille O’Neal just had another child.

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As per reports, O’Neal recently came into a relationship with Annie Ilonzeh who is best known for her role in the sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. 

Shaquille O’Neal striking up some intrigue

When Shaquille O’Neal posted the photo on Instagram, fans were in an absolute state of confusion as to whose baby it was. In fact, he even captioned the image, “Look at my lil man.” 

This post even made his daughter Taahirah speechless. She commented, “Shaquille,” with a laughing emoji to go along with it. Clearly knowing whose baby it was.

Even the co-host of O’Neal’s podcast, The Big Podcast With Shaq Nischelle Turner replied to Taahirah’s comment on the post. She commented, “@taahirahoneal Do I even need to say it?”

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Now there isn’t much information as to whose baby it is that O’Neal was posing with. But Shaq looks extremely proud and happy. The picture ended up causing quite a chaos among fans in his comment section. 

Even though Shaquille O’Neal is divorced, he has always been a father who stayed invested in his children’s lives. The Big Aristotle had once spent about $500K on his son Shareef’s 16th birthday. It was a 400-people party where O’Neal went all out. He gifted his son a blue Lamborghini, and a customized Jeep Wrangler. The party featured an In-N-Out truck and a cupcake tower and also had Post Malone performing.

O’Neal had once shared the most difficult part of his separation from ex-wife Shaunie. He explained how hard it was to come back to an empty home that used to be filled with his children.

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But back to the picture at hand. Let’s see if Shaq ends up revealing whose baby it was in a future post.

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Abhishek Dhariwal

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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Honors from St. Xavier's College and his master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.

Edited By: Bagavathi Eswaran

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