Biography - Shaunie O'Neal

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Shaunie O'Neal
Best Known For
Basketball Wives (Reality TV show)
Net Worth
$35.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Va'Shaundya Karlette Nelson N/A
Born on
November 27, 1974 (age 49)
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Married Date
May 28, 2022
Keion Henderson
Keion Henderson
Shaquille O'Neal
2002-12-26 to 2011-05-11
Shaquille O'Neal
2002-12-26 to 2011-05-11
Marion Yates
2010 to 2016
Shaqir Rashaun O'Neal
Shareef Rashaun O'Neal
Myles B. O'Neal
Me’arah Sanaa O'Neal
Amirah Sanaa O'Neal
Taahirah O'Neal
Body Measurement
Hair Color
Black N/A
Eye Color
Shoe Size
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
Waist Size
Dress Size
8 US N/A
Bust Size
Waist Size
Hip Size
Bra Size
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Social Media Presence

Who is Shaunie O'Neal?

Shaunie O'Neal is a reality TV star, entrepreneur, producer by profession, and American by nationality. She is the executive producer of as well as the cast of Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives LA, and Baller Wives.

Shaunie O'Neal – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Shaunie O'Neal’s birth took place on November 27, 1974, in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA. She was born as Va'Shaundya Karlette Nelson and at the age of 10 moved to Los Angeles, California, and was raised there. 

Other facts related to her father, mother, sibling, childhood, and the rest of the family are yet to be shared with the public.

Young Shaunie O'Neal (Source: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education she attended the University of Southern California, graduating in 1997.

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Shaunie O'Neal – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Shaunie O'Neal married her boyfriend Shaquille O'Neal on December 26, 2002, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Her husband is an NBA player and the couple has four children together. 

Their sons are Shareef Rashaun O'Neal (born on January 11, 2000), and Shaqir Rashaun O'Neal (born on April 19, 2003), and their daughters are Amirah Sanaa O'Neal (born 2001), and Me’arah Sanaa O'Neal (born on May 1, 2006). Shaunie O'Neal also has a son named Myles B. O'Neal (born May 8, 1997) from the previous relationship while Shaquille O'Neal has a daughter named Taahirah O'Neal from his affair with Arnetta Yardbourgh. 

Also read: Evelyn Lozada - Model, Reality TV star of Basketball Wives, Livin' Lozada 

The O'Neal family - March 2019 (Source: UsWeekly)

Their oldest son Shareef Rashaun has taken in his father’s footsteps and is a committed player at UCLA while her son  Myles B. O'Neal is now a model.

After five years of marriage, the couple separated on September 4, 2007, only to reconcile a bit later. She filed for divorce on November 10, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences and the divorce was finalized on 11 May 2011.

She was in a relationship with Marion Yates for five years- from 2010 to 2016.

O'Neal went on to date pastor Keion Henderson and got engaged to him in November 2021. They married on May 28, 2022.

Also read: Royce Reed - Reality TV star of Basketball Wives 

Shaunie O'Neal, Keion Henderson (Image: People)

Shaunie O'Neal – Career

O'Neal is the creator and producer of the reality series Basketball Wives. It follows the lives of wives, ex-wives, and girlfriends of professional basketball players. The show debuted in 2010 and continued until 2013. It was again revived in 2017.

She is also the executive producer of the spin-off series Basketball Wives LA, which aired from 2011 to 2016. She is the main cast of another reality TV series Shaunie's Home Court, which follows the lives of her five children and family. In addition, she has had appearances in The Love Shaq (2009) and Dumb It Down (2014).

Moreover, Shaunie O'Neal has started a program Let’s Talk About It, and has worked with several organizations that help women and underprivileged children. She has also launched her own collection of footwear, partnering with Chinese Laundry.

Fellow Basketball Wives cast includes Tami Roman, Jennifer Williams, Suzie Ketcham, Meeka Claxton, etc.

Also read: Jackie Christie - Fashion designer, Reality TV star of Basketball Wives 

Shaunie O'Neal on the reality show (Source: theGrio)

Shaunie O'Neal – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Shaunie O'Neal is estimated to be over $35 million while there have been no estimates on her annual earnings/salary.

Shaunie O'Neal – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Shaunie O'Neal is active on Facebook, and Twitter with almost a million followers, and on Instagram with over 1 million followers.

Also read: Jennifer Williams - Reality TV star of Basketball Wives 

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