Shaq's Divorce From Shaunie - Everything We Know!

Why Shaquille O’Neal Blames Himself for Shaunie’s Divorce

“It was all me,” Shaquille O’Neal said on The Pivot Podcast about his 2011 breakup from Shaunie O’Neal.

Shaquille O’Neal is now speaking publicly about the circumstances that led to the end of his marriage to Shaunie O’Neal.

During an interview on The Pivot Podcast on April 19, the NBA All-Star, who is 50 years old, expressed his regret about being “terrible” during his marriage to the star of Basketball Wives, who is 47 years old. The couple’s marriage ended in 2011.

Shaq admitted, “I was horrible,” and he stated, “I’m glad you guys inquired about it because I don’t mind talking about this.” “She was very impressive. In all honesty, she was. It was solely my doing.”

Shaq's Divorce From Shaunie - Everything We Know!

Shaq did reveal, however, that throughout their nine-year marriage, he “wasn’t safeguarding her and wasn’t protecting those vows,” despite the fact that the former basketball star didn’t delve too deeply into the specifics behind the couple’s decision to end their marriage and file for divorce.

“When you have a double life, there are times when you get caught up in both of them,” he added. “I’m not going to suggest she was the perpetrator. She did everything that was expected of her, including producing me beautiful children, caring for the house, and handling business matters. Everything was done by me alone.”

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He continued by saying, “When you make a lot of blunders like that, sometimes there is no genuine way to come back from it.”

Myles, who is 24, Shareef, 22, Amirah, 20, Shaqir, 19, and Me’arah, who is 15, are the couple’s five children. They struck the knot in 2002 and have been married since since. Taahirah, who is now 25 years old, is Shaquille’s daughter from a previous relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh.

Shaq's Divorce From Shaunie - Everything We Know!

Now that he has the benefit of hindsight, the athlete who made it into the Hall of Fame attributed his behaviour during his relationship with Shaunie to “being hungry.” “I was in the most advantageous position possible,” he remarked. “I possessed everything. And I won’t offer any justifications; I’m well aware that I made a mistake.”

Shaq recounted that he went through a period of time after his divorce during which he felt “lost,” and he discussed how his family encouraged him to get back into the game.

“You’re not married,” he explained, “but you still have to protect and provide for this family.” “OK, you’re not married, but you still have to protect and provide for this family,” I reasoned. “I may not be a husband, but I’ll always be a father,” the man explained, “and a parent’s responsibility is to protect, provide for, and love his children.”

This includes ensuring the safety and well-being of the ladies in his life and providing for their needs.

“I have two lovely women who have given me beautiful, exquisite children that I must protect, I must provide for, and I must love forever,” he continued. “I have a responsibility to do all of those things.” “That is the reason I put in so much effort. I don’t work for myself because I have all I need. I have to toil away for them; I have to toil away for my six little children.”

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Shaq admitted that he and Shaunie had resumed their friendship since the breakup of his marriage to Shaunie, and that he has become one of her most ardent supporters.

“She is content at this time. I am overjoyed for her since she is about to tie the knot with an admirable young guy “he revealed, making a reference to Shaunie’s upcoming marriage to pastor Keion Henderson in 2021. “Our connection is very strong and healthy. But as I’ve gotten older and given things more thought, I can now say without a doubt that the responsibility lies solely with me.”