Shaunie O'Neal - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 20, 2022

Shaunie O'Neal
Profession: Reality TV star, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Best Known For: Basketball Wives (Reality TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $35 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 27, 1974 (age 49)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Va'Shaundya Karlette Nelson
Birth Place: Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: University of Southern California
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 28, 2022
Husband's Name: Pastor Keion Henderson

Shaquille O'
Neal (26 Dec 2002 - 11 May 2011)

Children: 5

Myles B. O'
Neal (son)
Shareef Rashaun O'
Neal (son)
Amirah Sanaa O'
Neal (daughter)
Shaqir Rashaun O'
Neal (son)
arah Sanaa O'
Neal (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 65 kg (143.30 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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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 (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 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 (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 paster 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 followers 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 (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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