Shaunie O’ Neal is best known as an American television personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and one of the executive producers of VH-1’s reality TV series, "Basketball Wives", "Basketball Wives LA," and "Baller Wives." These shows follow the lives of famous wives, ex-wives, and girlfriends of professional basketball players.
Recently, the 47-year-old star announced her marriage to pastor Keion after her divorce from NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in 2011. Shaunie’s three sons from her first marriage, Myles, 25, Shareef, 22, and Shaqir, 19, walked her down the aisle on a golf course at the Aurora resort as gospel singer Yolanda Adams performed for nearly 200 guests. In an interview, she mentioned that the couple just “knew” that the location was perfect for their wedding, upon their first visit.
The couple met through a mutual friend and started their relationship in 2020. O’Neal admitted in the interview that although maintaining a loving relationship does take work, it doesn’t have to be a struggle for love. Soon after they began dating, Keion popped the question and announced their engagement in November of 2021.
The wedding details
With help from her daughters Amirah O'Neal and Me'Arah O'Neal, Shaunie got into her gown which was designed by Jean Louis Sabajai in partnership with fashion stylist Eric Archibald, and Jimmy Choo shoes. The nuptials were officiated by spiritual leader Bishop T.D. Jakes, who was there with his wife Serita. The night included a performance by surprise guests The Isley Brothers at the reception, a song by Henderson, and the weekend’s events were attended by the couple’s family and close friends, including O’Neals’ five children, and "Basketball Wives" stars Evelyn Lozada and Jackie Christie. To make the celebrations even more adorable, O’Neal’s sons, Myles, Shareef, and Shaqir, walked their mom down the aisle as gospel icon Yolanda Adams sang the bride down the aisle.
After splitting from Shaq more than a decade ago, the "Basketball Wives" creator has now found someone to rebuild her life with again. However, it seemed her former husband regretted some aspects of their marriage breaking up as she geared up to remarry. Shaq got candid about feeling lost after their marriage dissolved, something that he accepted full blame for. Although he didn’t reveal what took place during the seven-year marriage, the "Inside the NBA host admitted that his divorce from his ex is one of his biggest regrets.
Shaunie, who filed for divorce from Shaq back in 2009 over "irreconcilable differences," started dating Keion in 2019 before the two got engaged in 2021, and her now-husband explained that Shaunie was shocked that he didn't kiss her on their first date. O’Neal has hailed Henderson as a great fit for her family and their shared love, in her words, makes her love him even more. As for Henderson, he says the feeling is mutual and the two “want to build a legacy together.”