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Shaunie Henderson Says She Was Never In Love With Shaquille O’Neal And Basketball Star Says He Understands Why: Relationship Timeline

“Basketball Wives” star and creator Shaunie Hendersonformerly Shaunie O’Neal, opens about her WHERE feelings about being married to an ex-husband Shaquille O’Neal.

The reality TV star revealed her memoir, “Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Conditions,” on Tuesday May 7, and there were some juicy revelations. Most damning, however, was that she was never in love with O’Neal, to whom she was married for seven years.

“Looking back, I don’t know if I was ever really in love with the man, but I was in love with the idea of ​​marrying the man I had a family with,” Henderson wrote.. “I was in love with the idea of ​​building a life together. I really enjoyed spending time with him. (NBA) road trips allowed me to be with my husband and experience life in the NBA for a while.”

This shocking admission is just now the last since the couple’s divorce was completed in March 2010. The 19-year-old NBA pro previously blamed their divorce on his infidelity and has admitted to abusive marriage to Shaunie, whom he called the perfect woman.

In response to the release of her book excerpt, Shaq took to his Instagram to express his understanding for his ex-wife.

“I understand…I wouldn’t have been in love with myself either. I wish you all the bestt…AI will love it,” he wrote.

It is unknown who the former basketball player is dating, but Shaunie is married Pastor Keion Henderson since 2022. Although it’s been years since the O’Neals broke up, their relationship was once “couple goals,” starting in 1996.

December 26, 2002: Shaquille and Shaunie marry in a secret ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
May 1, 2006: They welcome their fourth child, Me’arah Sanaa O’Neal

They had welcomed children before Shareef, Sanaa, Shaqir. Shaunie also had a son, Myles, from a previous relationship. Shaq had the eldest daughter, Taahirah, before he started dating Shaunie.

September 5, 2007: Shaquille filed for divorce from Shaunie for the first time

The couple was headed for divorce for the first time September 2007, although they reconciled the following month and tried to dismiss the divorce. On August 15, 2008, they officially called off the split.

November 10, 2009: Shaunie files for divorce from Shaquille

Shaunie decided to end it for good November 10, 2009. On March 11, 2010 their divorce was finalized.