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Shaunie Henderson, who was formerly married to NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, recently talked about her transformation from an NBA wife to being a pastor’s wife. The popular TV personality got married to Pastor Keion Henderson earlier this year at the Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Club. Shaunie and Keion Henderson’s special day will now be televised as a VH1 special, Shaunie & Keion’s Destination “I Do”. In a recent interview, Shaunie Henderson addressed a big question regarding her new role in life.

Shaunie Henderson and her husband Pastor Keion Henderson recently featured in an interview with Black Enterprise. The couple spoke about the details of how they prepared for their wedding day. The duo also shared how they are adjusting to their new lives with each other. In addition, Shaunie Henderson talked about her transformation from being a Basketball Wives celebrity to being a pastor’s wife.


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Shaunie Henderson talks about adjusting to her new life

Shaunie Henderson suggested that there has always been questions about how she changed her life after getting married to a pastor. She felt it was important for her fans to know about it, and the VH1 special will depict her journey.

During the interview, she stated“Because it’s always been so many questions of like, Oh my God, you know, how are you a pastor’s wife now? And do you just jump from one to the other? I think this special kind of shows my graduation.”


The reality Tv celebrity also shared how she was dealing with her new responsibilities as the first lady. She claimed that growing up around the church had prepped her for the new role. She also talked about her family’s associations with the church.

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Moreover, the 48-year-old revealed that she struggled at first considering what people expected of her as the first lady. However, she eventually grew out of the doubts and figured out her own way. She stated, “I can’t meet everybody’s expectations and then I probably never will. And that’s okay.”

Shaq and Shaunie continue to co-parent


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Despite their divorce in 2011, Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Henderson have always been there for their kids. While Shaunie got indulged in the reality TV world, Shaq has grown his business empire worth an estimated $600 million, as per People.

Further, O’Neal’s smart business investments and ventures have helped him get richer after his retirement from the NBA. His kids will likely be a benefactor of his $600 million worth fortune in the future.


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Thus, Shaunie and Shaq have continued to stay dedicated to the responsibilities of their kids despite their divorce.