Shaq Admits Divorce From Shaunie O’Neal Was Completely His Fault: 'It Was Just All Me'

Shaq Admits Divorce From Shaunie O’Neal Was Completely His Fault: ‘It Was Just All Me’

Shaq Admits Divorce From Shaunie O’Neal Was Completely His Fault: ‘It Was Just All Me’

Shaquille O’Neal is a big man who isn’t too big to admit that the cause of his divorce was entirely his fault.

According to the New York Post, the NBA Hall of Famer has said he was the cause of the divorce from his ex-wife, Shaunie O’Neal. The TNT announcer stated such on an episode of The Pivot Podcast earlier this week. The podcast, which is hosted by Channing Crowder, Ryan Clark and Fred Taylor aired this past Tuesday where O’Neal revealed, “I was bad,” before admitting that “She was awesome. She really was. It was all me.”

The 50-year-old Shaq tied the knot with Shaunie in 2002. They were together for 5 years in matrimony when they separated in 2007 but briefly reconciled. The Basketball Wives’ creator ended up filing for divorce for the second time in 2009, and the marriage was officially dissolved in 2011. The couple has four children together: Shareef, 22, Amirah, 20, Shaqir, 19, and Me’arah, 15.

Shaq did say he felt lost after they were divorced and realized he had everything and doesn’t blame her at all.

“Sometimes when you live that double life, you get caught up. I’m not going to say it was her. It was all me,” he said.

“She did exactly what she was supposed to do and gave me beautiful kids, take care of the house, take care of the corporate stuff,” Shaq said. “It was just all me. Sometimes, when you make a lot of mistakes like that, you can’t really come back from that.”

Shaunie just recently got engaged in November 2021 to Pastor Keion Henderson.

“She’s happy now,” Shaq stated. “She’s about to marry a fine, young gentleman, and I’m happy for her, and we have a great relationship.”

Shaq isn’t doing too bad as he is expanding his fast-casual chicken restaurant franchise, Big Chicken, after inking a 50 unit deal in Texas.

According to QSR magazine, Big Chicken will be opening shop in four of the largest Texas markets— Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. While they say everything is “bigger” in Texas, Big Chicken is known for serving a fusion of home-cooked childhood favorites with the “BIGGEST” new flavors.

Shaq Admits Divorce From Shaunie O’Neal Was Completely His Fault: ‘It Was Just All Me’

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