Celebrity Gossip Never Looked So Good ®
YBF on Twitter YBF on Facebook YBF on Instagram Feed

Shaunie O'Neal & The Kiddies Do ESSENCE+Shaq & Shaunie Reach Divorce Settlement

Shaunie O'Neal is featured in the new issue of Essence magazine.  And looking fabulous in it while playing with her kiddies.  She did an 8 page spread for the mag about her new show, her marriage to Shaq, and why she FINALLY left. Her new reality show on VH1 is called “Basketball Wives," and it premieres on Sunday, April 11th at 10PM ET/PT. News on her divorce settlement with Shaq when you read the rest... Looks like the divorce is pretty much final between Shaq and Shaunie as they have reached a settlement. According to TMZ: Shaunie's mega-lawyer, Sorrell Trope, tells TMZ Shaq and Shaunie have reached agreement on all terms of the divorce, including property, custody and support. Under the agreement, the Florida courts will have jurisdiction to officially divorce the couple. In addition, a Florida judge will handle any issues that may arise involving property division and spousal support. Trope tells TMZ the California courts will have jurisdiction over any issues related to child custody. Shaunie filed for custody of the children previously.

Comments

WANT YOUR OWN AVATAR? GET IT HERE.

Shaq comes from a culture of

Shaq comes from a culture of warriors that are allowed to have more than four families if he can afford to provide for all equally. Poor people should never attempt to understand rich people.Focus on your family, we are find. Money is more important to those who do not have it than those who do.
Roger L. Rozier's picture

I think Shaunie looks great.

I think Shaunie looks great. I'm glad she is moving on since Shaq isn't interested in being faithful. Often times when you're in a relationship, you try to make it work but there are only so many chances a person can be given. Despite what either one of them put each other through, the fact is there are children involved and they need to come first. I didn't know that Shaunie was married previously and cheated on her husband with Shaq. If this is true then it's unfortunate. A person can't expect good to come to them if they have wronged someone else. Nonetheless, there is a lot of passing judgements and accusations being made on this site. All I have to say about that is, unless you know either one of them personally, all the information posted is speculation. Some of you are really getting hot and heated over a situation that doesn't pertain to or will ever directly affect you. It is what it is ya'll; entertainment for some and gossip for others. Don't judge others, just pray for them.
MRSSTANFORD's picture

Well she has you all fooled.

Well she has you all fooled. NO ONE IS JUDGING HER,,SHE PUT HERSELF OUT THERE TO BE JUDGE...Yes she is beautiful,,the fam looks good and the photo spread is banging. But, why is she bad mouthing him. She did the same thing to her first husband. She started sleeping around w/Shaq and then got pregnant w/Shaq's baby while she was still married to her first husband. Than she just left. Her oldest son (seated) is not Shaq's son. She mad no mention of her first marriage. She claims she stayed in the marriage for her kids,,well why did she leave the first marriage!! Money is good,,but hopefully KARMA wont set in before she gets to spend it. Shaq is a dog,,but she pursued him,I think he just realized he wiffed a jump off and gave her 4 babies. There is a thing call morals and it's to bad we have lost it for that mighty dollar,,MONEY MONEY MONEY!!
bosygirl's picture

Shaunie looks like "boom cat"

Shaunie looks like "boom cat" (Laurie Ann Gibson) from Making the Band...
coobear's picture

Reliable sources all say

Reliable sources all say Shaunie was married when she started pursuing Shaq. All in the club in LA playing "hoochie" while her infant son and her 1st husband was at home. She was also still married to her 1st husband when she became pregnant with she and Shaq's 1st child. Now if that wasn't aggressive (at 24 years old), I don't know what is! The bottom line is that Shaunie ushered in the masterplan. Trap a ball player to marry you by having baby after baby until he breaks down. When the player gets a vasectomy and you realize you can no longer "sweeten the pot" with adding more kids, then you bounce. Plus child and spousal support is a bigger number while the baller still has his $20 mil a year salary. She couldn't afford to wait until he retired. I'm sure she has already set her sights on the next man. Poor them.
timetells's picture

@critic from frisco Shaq was

@critic from frisco Shaq was NEVER starving @ LSU.... he and his fam were broke off and well...
DIVA_OES's picture

Cant WAIT TO SEE HER MOUTH

Cant WAIT TO SEE HER MOUTH DROP WHEN SHAQ STEPS ON THE SCENE WITH HIS DOWN A** CHICK *bleep* JUST STAY TUNED GUYS THE JUICE AND THE TABLOIDS ARE ABOUT TO EAT THEIR HEARTS OUT
Selena's picture

*******************SNAPS*****

*******************SNAPS******************* “A MILLION SNAPS FOR BEY!!!! Don’t hate DAT。【meetingrich.com】 !!!!!!!!!!
My love's picture

Yeah that was meant for you 4

Yeah that was meant for you 4 inch heels. I guess on here you can work out your bitterness and get some of the attention you don't get in the real world. While you commenting on who's a chickenhead popping out kids with their husbands. You even married to your baby daddy? Cause your house better not be made of glass when you pitchin stones like you from a Palestinian ghetto.
ughclueless's picture

There's a whole lot of

There's a whole lot of bitterness and presumption swirling on this page. It's funny since none y'all ever had a conversation with this woman, nevermind a clue what was going on in her marriage. Some y'all think you KNOW and are real vocal about it, but you don't KNOW jack. It's like on Wendy, maybe you and Shaunie have been friends in your head forever. In your head, she's been telling all her motives and marriage drama forever...but in the real world, you still don't know sh!t. But go on and comment like you think you do.
ughclueless's picture

She looks good, but I have no

She looks good, but I have no pity on her & her divorce. Hell, wasn't she doing dirt a few years back!?!
Jay's picture

I love her entire look --

I love her entire look -- hair, dress (HOT) and shoes. Do you Shaunie...and don't worry about folks commenting on things they nothing about.
MzTee's picture

Why are so many people being

Why are so many people being so judgmental? I bet the very ones that are clearly hating are single and lonely as hell or got a dog of a man sitting in their face right now. Stop judging this woman that you know nothing about and go find some self-love.
HATERS I SAY's picture

Just 2 things.. Shaunie when

Just 2 things.. Shaunie when will your shoe line be out and the dress is bangin.. if you can have the kardashians media hoe-in all over the place then give it to a sister who has an education and didn't get by with a porn tape..
RikaRay's picture

Hmmm, wasn't she trying to

Hmmm, wasn't she trying to file divorce in California where community property is divided equally, but Shaq protested because they resided in Florida?.... Either way she would still make a killing with all them kids, but looks like here intentions were to get more. Just sayin.
justmy2cents's picture

@ dalacalion: That's

@ dalacalion: That's interesting. Only proves that you really do reap what you sow.
justmy2cents's picture

Doesnt she look like the lady

Doesnt she look like the lady from making the band, you know the choreographer. ROTFL
Necole's picture

I fucking love this woman!

I fucking love this woman! This is how they should look/dress in society. When they interview for secretaries this is how they should pose in the lobby waiting to be interviewed. Now can she cook? That's the biggest question. meetingrich.com Wang linI think you just ruined your monitor on this post, didn't you?
poot's picture

She looks lovely. And is it

She looks lovely. And is it just a change in the image perspective somehow or do all of her kids look exceptionally tall?? lol. Like, I swear her little one that she's carrying is only three years old. She's long enough to be 5. hehe Shaq's genes, obviously.
Giselle's picture

Bitter! ha ha haha! never

Bitter! ha ha haha! never been a fool for people to blog about. I wish I was in her 6 inch heels? you crazy! a crappy marriage, 5 kids to feed, and low self image! I would rather walk in walmart flats before I walk in her shoes. She put herself through all that mess. I have a daughter, and all I can do is tell her not to be a chiken head. I'm going to let my daughter watch the first episode and let her know what chicken heads look and act like. people think she's the bomb because she has money in the bank and finally ended a joke of a marriage. I know plenty of unhappy wealthy people. She can act if she wants, but she's on my chicken head list. these sports stars marry for a front, and don!t even spend enough time with their own damn 25 kids!
4 inch heels's picture

i'm lovin all the white

i'm lovin all the white basketballs all over...
YNV Me's picture

okay so, who are those fly

okay so, who are those fly ass shoes by?
Miss GQ's picture

chick is BANGIN'. I don't

chick is BANGIN'. I don't care what any of yall' say! who cares if she was gettin' it in on the side. Game gets Game! Love yah Ms. Shaunie. Gosh she looks fabulous!
NunYa's picture

Looking good Shaunie. Shaq

Looking good Shaunie. Shaq was a dang fool to let u go! These man just don't know what they have until it's gone. & she def wasn't a gold digger bcuz she was a professional entertainment journalist long b4 she met Shaq. I betcha Shaq will be on tht Michael Jordan tip afta this divorce.
Educated Diva's picture

Oh my, people are saying so

Oh my, people are saying so much about her as a "woman" for having married a man with money so the obvious assumption is she did not love Shaq... Well Shaq ALSO married her and he cheated in the relationship with multiple people so he didnt exactly have much love for her OR those kids either... And no matter what the reason was behind her pursuing him and he being after her the bottom line is RESPECT has to exist in a marriage. He had none for her to have humiliated her with all those affairs. Furthermore, marriage is a consentual arrangement, so even if she married him for dick and bubble gum, he agreed to it!!
CubaLinda's picture

GO Shaunie, I luv you girl!!

GO Shaunie, I luv you girl!! You left with class and cash!! It's all about you and those kids now and you did the right thing!! Let Shaq's cockeyed ass go on screwing OPP's and catch that disease he so destined for... I like Shaq the entertainer but Shaq the family man was no main event!!
CubaLinda's picture

FInally! SHE LOOKS GREATS!

FInally! SHE LOOKS GREATS! She used to be one of the flayest NBA wives. Love the short hair on her!
de's picture

Lovin' Shaunie!

Lovin' Shaunie!
Stacey's picture

Shaunie's shoe game is always

Shaunie's shoe game is always on point
Monica's picture

Shouldn't the show be called

Shouldn't the show be called "no longer an basketball wife"?????? It seems like this is going backward. Not to mention during filming their marriage had to be on the falling apart stage. I just seems like the show will be more like staged reality and if Shaq is not apart of the show, then.......... nope it holds not interest for me when it is very known they are divorcing.
actright's picture

Get it Shaunie!

Get it Shaunie!
Mary's picture

Shaunie looks great! Those

Shaunie looks great! Those stilettos & that dress are the business! Hair/makeup on point too! Must be nice! The kids look cute too & favor her so much. She has strong genes.
angelaheiress's picture

SHE LOOKS GREAT, GOOD FOR

SHE LOOKS GREAT, GOOD FOR HER.
DOO BETTER BITCH's picture

@Undeniable BTW Shaq was not

@Undeniable BTW Shaq was not married at the time to Shaunie he was just sleeping w/me and I'm sure several other people. I really don't think at this point it is that interesting of a story to Essence just food for thought about the type of person Shaq was and still is. My whole point is I think Shaunie knew what she was doing from day, one so don't cry for her Argentina! I think the real sad part is so many black athletes are getting married for all the wrong reasons. They women have a bunch of kids with no in tention on ever staying together. The ladies just want to fatten their pockets and the men want to put on a front that they are family oriented men i. e. Tiger Woods and so many others.
blakbarbie's picture

@ 4inch heels Yes girl I am

@ 4inch heels Yes girl I am right with you!! I'm not one for giving up my marriag so easily let alone to a sideline ho but when the ish is right in ur face!! IE-Superhead Stefans whom Shaune knew about! I mean not only is ur man sleeping with another woman but he is trickin her off with the money(Shaq was giving her like 10to20k just for her sex game WOW) that should be for you and the kids ya'll have together!!! On the flip though, i'm sure Shaune had her lil sidepiece too! So both of them were doing their dirt but stayed "for the kids"! The typical line!!
NO HATE!!!'s picture

The point i was making was

The point i was making was that she knew what she was doing when she married the fool.The same applies to average females who marry regular 9 t0 5 men. She's no hero to me, just another chick who probably thought she could change a man by poping out babies. the joke is still on her.
4 inch heels's picture

There is no perfect

There is no perfect relationship but when you can come out with more then you came in with its even better because men are going to always do what they want its never going to change rich or poor
look a again's picture

5 kids! she should be glad

5 kids! she should be glad she has all that money, because no real man wants a woman with all those kids.
think before you lick!'s picture

Wishing Shaunie ALL THE

Wishing Shaunie ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!! The Greatest revenge is SUCCESS!!!
Trustme's picture

Ummmmmmmmm..Shaunie had her

Ummmmmmmmm..Shaunie had her OWN money and career before Shaq...he courted her when she worked for Fox...oh, how we forget....and as you can see SHE WILL HAVE HER OWN after him...so, GOOD LOOK Shaunie....
YkellzY's picture

Wooooooowwwwww @

Wooooooowwwwww @ blakbarbie! You chose now to shed all the sordid little secrets about you and your "affair" w/ Shaq? Maybe you should email the writer of this story for Essence and see if you can tell YOUR side of the situation! #nextinlineplease
Undeniable's picture

Shaunie is looking mad

Shaunie is looking mad FIERCE!!
luvlylocs's picture

She looks like bookack

She looks like bookack Laurie ann G
Manny's picture

SHAUNIE LOOKS GREAT.AND IT

SHAUNIE LOOKS GREAT.AND IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER IF SHE STAYED B'CUZ OF LOVE,THE KIDS OR MONEY THE FACT IS SHES MOVING ON WITH HER LIFE AND THAT SHE LOVE AND PROTECT HER KIDS.MOST WOMEN CAN TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE,SHOULD HAVE OR COULD HAVE DONE BUT THEY R PROBABLY IN A RELATIONSHIP LIKE THAT NOW OR A JUMP OFF TO SOMEONE ELSE LIKE THAT SO BEFORE U JUDGE THE ACTIONS OF SOMEONE ELSE MAKE SURE U JUDGE URSELF.LADIES LETS DO BETTTER.
KEIDAI's picture

SHAUNIE LOOKS GREAT.AND IT

SHAUNIE LOOKS GREAT.AND IT REALLY DOESNT MATTER IF SHE STAYED B'CUZ OF LOVE,THE KIDS OR MONEY THE FACT IS SHES MOVING ON WITH HER LIFE AND THAT SHE LOVE AND PROTECT HER KIDS.MOST WOMEN CAN TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE,SHOULD HAVE OR COULD HAVE DONE BUT THEY R PROBABLY IN A RELATIONSHIP LIKE THAT NOW OR A JUMP OFF TO SOMEONE ELSE LIKE THAT SO BEFORE U JUDGE THE ACTIONS OF SOMEONE ELSE MAKE SURE U JUDGE
KEIDAI's picture

Luv Shaunie's shoes!! She is

Luv Shaunie's shoes!! She is supposed to be coming out with her on shoe company The kids are cuties. Thk GOD they all look like her. And look like the lil girl is gonna be a thick one
BurgerKingB1tchesget99CentDoubleCheeseBurgerDudes's picture

WHO CARES?

WHO CARES?
FAME MONSTER's picture

I aint mad at Shaunie for

I aint mad at Shaunie for nothing. Ptting out all those babies she should be paid all that she can get. Others wish they had the good sense to stay in it as long as she did.
keqi's picture

You can't tell me Shaunie

You can't tell me Shaunie doesn't look like LaurieAnn Gibson in these pics....
Karen Opokua's picture

just stating facts...she did

just stating facts...she did not know shaq in college...she is from l.a. and he went to l.s.u...he came to l.a. in like 98 and thats when he met her...she was already married...ask anyone who went to Faithful Central Church in Inglewood and they will tell you...it was terrible how she did her ex...u can sit here and feel bad for her because obviously we all know shaq is a dog...but please WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND...
dalacalion's picture

Log in to post a new comment

Log in to post a new comment

register
Sign in with Facebook