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After Traveling 5,403 Miles Together, Shaquille O’Neal’s Ex-Wife Shaunie and Second Husband Face Overwhelming Reality Check Back Home

Published 08/07/2023, 9:10 AM EDT

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Shaunie-Shaq had parted ways amicably. Now, Shaquille O’Neal‘s former spouse is setting some serious relationship goals after marrying Pastor Keion Henderson last year. But while the big man is busy in his enterprising pursuits, his ex is striving for a soulful connection with the man who happened to be the Big Diesel’s acquaintance.

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Shaunie and Keion were on vacation for over a month. But as they finally made their way back home, the Pastor had some words of encouragement for the masses.

Shaunie’s Instagram story sheds light on her relationship with Henderson


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Shaunie shared her husband’s Instagram reel on her story recently. In the video, Pastor Keion Henderson talks about the feeling of nostalgia. “Man, feels like it’s been a long time,” he said, talking about a five-week break from his preaching duties.

The rustiness of his hiatus is evident, yet the spark in his eyes hints at the promise of revival. With a proud smile, Keion introduced his “number one helper,” none other than Shaunie herself. In those simple words lies a story of companionship, of standing by one another through thick and thin.


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“Thank you all so much for the prayers over the last month,” Keion expresses his gratitude towards the support they’ve received from their community.

As the reel unfolds, Keion invites viewers to revisit his recent sermons on YouTube via Keion Henderson TV. “Not guilty,” he talks about watching the show on YouTube.

The past month’s experiences have clearly made an impact, and the pastor’s excitement to dive back into his role can be clearly seen on the screen.

Shaquille O’Neal is a fan of Shaunie’s pastor husband


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Shaunie and Keion got married in May 2022 and have just completed their first year of marriage. Keion Henderson is a senior pastor and founder of Houston’s ‘The Lighthouse Church’. He was a former basketball player but couldn’t make it to the NBA because of an injury. He even has good relations with Shaq. It seems even Shaq is a fan of Shaunie’s pastor husband.

He once even showcased Henderson’s work. Keion Henderson gave a sermon about how the thought of getting ‘even’ with other people is harmful, and Shaq shared it on his Instagram stories.


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Even after Shaunie’s remarriage, Shaq never fails to express his love for her. In fact, Shaq once made use of his influence to promote the work of the pastor.

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Nischal Bahuguna


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Nischal Bahuguna is an NBA author at EssentiallySports, with a deep passion for sports and writing. He is an NBA enthusiast and a seasoned basketball player. With over two years of professional writing experience, Nischal seamlessly blends his interests and skills to excel in his craft.
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