“Shaquille O’Neal’s wife Shaunie has abruptly flown to Los Angeles and filed a petition for legal separation in Los Angeles County Superior Court … and Shaq’s people think it’s all about money.”
“TMZ has learned Shaunie filed legal papers yesterday in L.A., even though the couple lives in Florida. The petition says although Shaunie is filing for legal separation, she intends to file for divorce. She lists “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for separation.”
“We’re told Shaunie pulled her kids out of school in Florida several days ago and they are with her now in L.A.”
“Why, you ask, would Shaunie cross the country to file in L.A.? Well, a spouse generally does a lot better in the spousal support department here in California. Shaunie is asking for both spousal and child support — though she did not specify an amount for either.”
Meet Va’Shaundya “Shuanie” Nelson O’Neal, wife of NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal. On December 26th, 2002, Shaq married former film marketer Shaunie, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
They have four children together: Shareef Rashaun, Amirah Sanaa, Shaquir Rashaun, and Me’arah Sanaa. The couple’s daughter, Me’arah Sanaa O’Neal, was born at 4:57 a.m. on May 1, 2006, which was, coincidentally, the same day Kobe Bryant’s second daughter was born. She weighed 8 lb., 1 oz., and was 21 inches long.
Shaunie has another son, Myles, from a previous relationship. Shaq also has a daughter, Taahirah (born July 18th, 1996), by his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh.
Peep the photo of Arnetta Yardbourgh ( Shaq’s daughter mother)
Arnetta Yardbourgh is a professional and personal life coach. She is the creator and facilitator of OTR Life Coaching, Inc. Prior to starting her own business, Arnetta earned her BA in Speech Communication from the University of Houston and her MLA from Houston Baptist University.
On September 4, 2007, O’ Neal filed for divorce from his wife Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court.
According to the petition, “The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken”, and that Shaunie was “secretive about her assets … particularly with respect to certain properties owned or titled in either [her] name alone or in other entities” and requests that the court require Shaunie to give a “correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities)” Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn.
Peep the video below of Shaunie O’Neal talking about her new reality tv show called “NBA Wives.”