Shaquille O’Neal’s Ex Shaunie O’Neal Biography: Height, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Children, ex-Husband, Birthday, Wedding

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Va’shaundya Karlette Nelson (born November 27, 1974), a renowned TV personality and producer, is professionally named Shaunie O’Neal. She is also known as Shaunie Henderson. She is also famous for being the ex-wife of NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, a well-known American television personality. 

Apart from being an executive producer for VH-1’s reality TV series, such as Basketball WivesBasketball Wives LA, and Baller WivesShaunie Henderson O’Neal is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Before her television career, she worked in film marketing.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Va’shaundya Karlette Nelson
Stage Name: Shaunie Henderson, Shaunie O’Neal
Born: 27 November 1974 (age 49 years old)
Place of Birth: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Education: University of Southern California
Height: 1.7 m
Parents: Louise Nelson, Daven Lamar Baptiste
Siblings: Cori Nelson-Spellman
Spouse: Keion Henderson (m. 2022), Shaquille O’Neal (m. 2002–2011)
Boyfriend • Partner: Marion Yates (2010-2015)
Children: Shareef O’Neal, Amirah O’Neal, Myles B. O’Neal, Me’arah O’Neal, Shaqir O’Neal
Occupation: Producer • TV Personality
Net Worth: $35 million

Early Life & Education

Shaunie Henderson O’Neal, a gifted American television personality, was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on November 27, 1974. Growing up, she was fortunate to have the love and guidance of both her parents. Louise Nelson, her mother, played a significant role in shaping her personality and outlook. 

Additionally, Shaunie Henderson O’Neal‘s biological father is Daven Lamar Baptiste. During her formative years, Shaunie shared countless memories with her sister, Cori Nelson-Spellman. Unfortunately, information regarding her brother remains undisclosed to the media. 

Upon completing Shaunie O’Neal‘s education journey at the University of Southern California (USC), Shaunie graduated with honours.


Shaunie Henderson O’Neal‘s career started in film marketing at Fox Entertainment, where she crossed paths with her future spouse, Shaquille O’Neal, while he was part of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996. After tying the knot in 2002, they welcomed four children. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in 2011, resulting in a divorce.

Shaunie O’Neal collaborated in 2010 to establish and oversee the production of Basketball Wives, a reality TV show. The program focuses on the daily lives of professional basketball players’ wives, girlfriends, and ex-girlfriends. VH1 has experienced significant success with Basketball Wives, creating spin-off series such as Basketball Wives LA and Basketball Wives: Miami.

Shaunie Henderson O’NealShaquille O’Neal‘s ex-wife, has participated in Basketball Wives and appeared in several other reality TV shows like The Real Housewives of Miami and Shaunie’s Home Court. She has also demonstrated her success as an entrepreneur by launching apparel and fragrance businesses. 

Awards & Nominations

  • 2012 BET Awards for Best Reality TV Host

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Shaunie Henderson (@iamshaunie)
  • Twitter handle: Shaunie Henderson (@iamshaunie)
  • Facebook: Shaunie O’Neal

Personal Life

In 2002, Shaunie Henderson O’Neal, 49, entered into matrimony with renowned basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, forming a union that resulted in the birth of five beautiful children named Shareef O’Neal, Amirah O’Neal, Myles B. O’Neal, Me’arah O’Neal, and Shaqir O’Neal

However, their journey ended as they decided to part ways and officially divorced in 2011. Fast forward to 2022, Shaunie Henderson O’Neal found love again and tied the knot with Pastor Keion Henderson in a humble yet intimate ceremony in the picturesque location of Anguilla.

Shaunie O’Neal was in a relationship with Marion Yates from 2010 to 2015.

Net Worth

Shaunie Henderson O’Neal, known for being married to the famous basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, boasts an impressive net worth of $35 million. 

Her substantial wealth can be attributed to her marriage and triumphant entrepreneurial journey. Shaunie has managed to amass such a significant fortune through her hard work and determination.

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