It has been over ten years since Shaquille O’Neal and his ex-wife Shaunie divorced, and the Hall of Famer has been pretty much reserved about the divorce. However, Shaq related some of his thoughts this week, stating that he was mainly at fault for the failed marriage. During an appearance on “The Pivot Podcast,” Shaq lauded Shaunie for being an “awesome” wife. However, the 50-year-old admitted that Shaunie filed for divorce in 2009 because O’Neal was not treating her right.
“The best feeling was coming home and hearing five or six different voices. I was being greedy,” Shaq said. “I had the perfect situation. Wife was finer than a mug. I had it all. I don’t make excuses. I know I messed up. I was lost and, in a 76,000-square-foot house by myself, lost. I said to myself, you’re not married, but you still need to provide for this family. Get your a– up and man up. What are you going to do next?”
Shaunie admitted last year that she is engaged to her Pastor Keion Henderson. The two have dated since 2020. Shaq said he was happy for his ex-wife and called Henderson a “fine young gentleman.”
Shaunie was not shy about expressing why her marriage with Shaq fell apart. But, judging by Shaq’s take on the situation, it sounds like she was telling the truth.