Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles
Name: Shaunie O’Neal
The stats: Born in Wichita Falls, TX, Living in L.A. for 34 years, executive producer of Basketball Wives and Football Wives, mother of five, Shaquille O’Neal’s ex-wife
Why she loves Los Angeles: The weather, I’m such a California girl.
Shaunie O’Neal is one haute momma. She has cornered a portion of the reality television market with a second year of the hit VH1 series Basketball Wives on which she serves as executive producer as well as a separate series titled Football Wives. Once married to basketball phenom Shaquille O’Neal, Shaunie has dunked all expectations of the stereotypical athlete’s wife by forging forward bravely into her independence and carving out a deeper niche for her children’s future.
A dedicated mother, she and Shaq share four children from their previous marriage. The stunning cougar has been recently linked to 23-year-old model Marlon Yates who also appeared on the Janice Dickinson Show.