Shaunie O’Neal’s $50,000-a-month baby assist funds from Shaquille O’Neal got here regardless of creating hit actuality TV present ‘Basketball Wives’
Shaquille O’Neal made his way out of Orlando after being knocked out by magic, leading to him eventually meeting his future wife, Shaunie O’Neal. When he joined the Los Angeles Lakers, he found himself bumping into Shaunie. The two would form an instant connection in LA and stay together for many years.
Eventually, the two would marry in 2002. They share 4 children: Shareef, Shaqir, Amirah and Me’arah. Though they looked pretty happy on the surface while out in public or on the red carpet, their relationship was far from perfect.
A series of cheating scandals involving Shaq led to Shaunie eventually filing for divorce from the four-time NBA champion. Shaunie herself admitted to having an extramarital encounter after her husband’s cheating became public.
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Shaunie O’Neal received $50,000 from Shaquille O’Neal despite having a hit reality TV show
Of course, as is the case with any divorce without prenuptial agreement, the person with a significantly higher income will support their ex-spouse financially, especially if they built that wealth together.
Shaquille O’Neal paid Shaunie O’Neal a total of $50,000 after their split: $10,000 in spousal support and $10,000 for each child they had together.
However, fans were a bit confused at the time as they thought Shaunie didn’t need that much money every month. This is due to the fact that she created a hit reality TV show called Basketball Wives.
The show’s premise is literally in its title. It’s about the wives of basketball players and how they master their everyday lives with as little drama as possible. Well that’s a lie, there’s a lot of drama.
The show has been on the air for over a decade and has generated an incredible amount of wealth. When fans heard that Shaunie was also getting paid $50,000 a month in addition to this type of show, they didn’t understand too much.
Shaunie O’Neal wanted Shaquille O’Neal to find a wife
After being married to Shaq for over half a decade, she saw a side of him that no one else in the world has seen. While their marriage was far from perfect, it clearly made a positive impression on Shaunie.
Enough for her to recently admit to PageSix that she hopes her ex-husband finds a wife. “When I see Shaq with a new woman, I’m like, ‘Oh, is that the one? Please don’t.’ Like girls, stay in there. You can do it”
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