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“I Love You”: Shaquille O’Neal’s Ex-Wife, Who Walked Away With His Google Profits, Wins Over 3 Children on National Son’s Day

Published 09/29/2023, 1:15 AM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal regretted his divorce from Shaunie. “I was bad. She was awesome,” he said in 2022 while discussing his failed marriage. He admitted he made some horrible mistakes that led to their separation. Their divorce was finalized in 2011. Shaq realized he wasn’t a husband anymore, but he knew he would always be a father.

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However, his divorce isn’t the only thing he regrets. Despite investing early in Google, ‘Big Aristotle’ regretted not buying more stocks in the company. But had he done so, would he have enjoyed the profits? After all, he lost all those profits in his divorce.

Shaunie seems unbothered by Shaquille O’Neal’s regrets; spends time with her sons


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As O’Neal put it, he “lost it all” in his divorce. Of course, none of this is a bother for Shaunie Henderson. In a new update from her Instagram handle, the 48-year-old was seen hanging out with her three sons, Myles, Shareef, and Shaqir, to celebrate National Son’s Day. 

Sharing some wholesome pictures of her memorable moments with the youngsters, Shaunie added, “My 3 SONS! #nationalsonsday.”


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23-year-old Shareef wrote back, “I love you mama,” while teenaged Shaqir just dropped some heart emojis in the comments. 26-year-old Myles also commented, “Love you!

Shaunie and Shaq have practiced good diplomacy in co-parenting their children. But Shaq still blames himself for running their relationship.

Several NBA stars have dished out a majority of their net worth towards divorce expenses. Such is the story of Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal. In a speech during the TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, ‘Big Diesel’ shared an insight into how investments have helped him to reach a net worth of around $400 million. Revealing an older story, Shaq recalled how he got lucky meeting four “distinguished gentlemen“.

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They gave the 4x NBA champion an early tip about a then-budding company by the name of Google. Though the meet-up was an informal one, after an engaging talk with them, Shaq decided to have a proper meeting to discuss further the soon-to-be trillion-dollar business. 


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Impressed by what he heard, Shaq ultimately decided to invest in the famous company. Soon, it got him a massive unexpected return. Not buying more Google stocks and his divorce are two things he repents over.

Shaquille O’Neal calls himself a “d***head”

Neither of them revealed the reason behind the divorce, but Shaq admitted  “I was a d***head” for ruining his relationship with his ex-partner. Shaunie neither confirmed nor denied O’Neal’s statements. The Hollywood executive has started a fresh chapter with her current husband Keion Henderson, while there have been no changes in Shaq’s dating life since the two got divorced in 2011.


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Of course, rumors persist about the ‘Big Diesel’ but he’s yet to put a ring on it. What do you think?

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Rohan Dharmalingam


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Rohan Dharmalingam is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for a decade now and specializes in covering trade rumors and reports on the ever-changing trade market. The wizardry of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry made him fall in love with the game like millions worldwide.
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Aakash Nair