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Shaquille O’Neal’s Daughters and His Ex-Wife Shaunie Show Off Mutual Admiration for Gospel Music at 19x Grammy Winner’s Concert

Published 11/20/2023, 12:27 AM EST

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Before she heads off to college, Me’Arah O’Neal is squeezing in some family time. Most recently, she and Shaunie Henderson enjoyed the glorious concert of Grammy titan, Kirk Franklin. Shaquille O’Neal’s youngest daughters and his ex-wife were at the Houston stop of the King of Urban Gospel.

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Like anyone who had the time of their lives with their family, both ladies couldn’t resist sharing the experience on social media. The sibling bond between Me’Aarah and Amirah O’Neal was at its peak. And it even left their mom emotional.

King of Urban Gospel leaves Shaquille O’Neal’s daughters in awe


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Urban Gospel’s superstar, Kirk Franklin, was in Houston on November 19, performing at the Toyota Center. Also in the house were Shaunie Henderson and Me’Arah O’Neal. The first lady of The Lighthouse Church in H-Town and her youngest daughter were at Franklin’s concert with social media evidence to prove their attendance.

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Both ladies shared clips of Franklin performing on stage filmed from their vantage points. Looks like they had great seats quite close to the stage.

Me’Arah’s older sister, Amirah O’Neal, was also with them. Shaunie would later share both her daughters singing along to Tamela Mann, the front lady of Kirk Franklin and the Family. “This they song,” Shaunie gushed about her girls singing on her Instagram Stories.



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Kirk Franklin and the Family is on The Reunion Tour. The Fort Worth native is joined by Tye Tribbett on his multi-city tour. The O’Neal girls also took the chance to get closer to the stage when Tribbett was performing. Shaunie is going to be an empty-nester soon. Until then, she’s enjoying every bit of time with her kids.


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Shaq’s youngest is set to leave the nest

Shaunie Henderson moved her youngest children to Texas when she married Pastor Keion Henderson. Shaqir and Amirah O’Neal are attending Texas Southern University. Meanwhile, Me’Arah is going to move to Florida where she was born soon.

The 17-year-old announced her commitment to the University of Florida in November. A proud Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie, along with their kids, were present when Me’Arah signed the national letter of intent. Her parents and siblings accompanied her on college tours too. Shaq was at his and Shareef’s alma mater, LSU, while Shaunie and Amirah joined her at UF.


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Me’Arah’s going to play with the Gators in the next NCAA season. Before her daughter is in a different state, Shaunie has been seen spending time with her and sharing it on social media.

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Caroline John


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