Quote Of The Day: Shaq To Shaunie On Cheating “Okay, You’re Mad. Now What? You’re Not Going Anywhere”

- By Bossip Staff

Shaunie O’Neal has finally decided to open up about her separation from Shaq and his infidelities.

Pop the top for details and pics from her new Essence Mag spread.

According to Shaunie, Shaq’s trade to Miami was the last straw that broke their marriage.  She says:

Miami is a great city. It just wasn’t a great city for our marriage. I know they say L.A. has its groupies, but Miami has a different mentality. Even going to the games, the whole environment is so different. Girls are practically sitting in their bra and panties in the arena. When you’re trying to keep your husband, that’s a lot to take. It was a whole new lifestyle I wasn’t ready for. Apparently we didn’t have a strong enough foundation for Shaq to withstand that type of temptation.

Shaunie on confronting Shaq about cheating:

He would deny it sometimes, and other times he would ask, ‘You got pictures? Video? If not, don’t come at me because you have no proof.’ “He’d say, ‘Okay, you’re mad. Now what? You’re not going anywhere.

On being accused of cheating on Shaq with her personal trainer:

I worked out at home- with my trainer, my sister, her husband and my girlfriend. I was a good girl. I wouldn’t even entertain a man flirting with me. I was that conservative. But when those rumors came out, I felt I was so small and Shaq was so big that it didn’t matter what I said; nobody was going to believe me. All I was thinking was, How could this happen to me? I had no idea how I was going to pick up the pieces. I was just done.

Shaunie on the state of her relationship with Shaq today:

We are becoming friends, and it’s nice because it’s something we really lacked in our marriage. I enjoy being able to talk openly to him, and I think we both learned a lot from each other during this time.


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  • Veronica

    Sad.. men just cant stop cheating nowadyz even if they have a dime back @ home waiting for them. SMH

  • ohnooooo

    Dont get even get EVERYTHING

  • 2Sweet

    Love Shaunie. She’s a real down chick. Shaq will realize very soon that the groupies weren’t worth his family. By then it will be too late. I do believe she cheated with her trainer though. There’s only so much a woman can take before she breaks. If I were her, I would have done it too, all the dirt Shaq was doing. Regardless she’s going to get that paper anyway!!!

    • gsucutie2000

      But what a lot of people don’t know is that Shaunie cheated on her first husband with Shaq. She’s not all that innocent.

  • lollipoplollipopohlollilollipop

    ^^^ i agree.these men need to learn that u cant let go of a good one for a million.keep the one in a million.

    i wonder whats there relationship with his mom bc from my experience with my ex he cheated alot.and his mom didnt really care to tell him that it was wrong and how to handle temptation.she just let him be.

    but with the guy im with now his mom AND grandmother had a hand in raising him and really instilled good values about how to treat women and being mature enough to handle a relationship.

    Ladies, we cant leave it all up to the men to raise our sons.how else would they learn how to treat a woman besides from their own?

  • LeahLeah

    Reminds me of the Gotti’s

  • Kimmie - Southern Belle

    and when I thought all the pro-ballers were stupid, one had to surprise me with a sign of intelligence. So, Shaq already new what his wife was about. He was right, what was she going to do, she loved the money and fame more than him. Thats probably why it took so long for her to leave him. Wow! I have a new found respect for this dude. Your not stupid after all. Yes Shaunie was down for something and someone….maybe her and her bank account? I don’t know, just speculating…..LOL

  • Stephy

    The reason they were not friend’s is because of the way she obtained a relationship with him. She was pregnant before they married; therefore, how much of a friendship could be developed. They probably married for the wrong reasons. I’m glad they can be civil because of the children, this is very important…kids don’t need their parents drama.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Uhhhh, excuse me, but Shaunie was married when she hooked up with Shaq while attendin’ the church where her (then) husband was the Deacon…Shaq cheatin’ on her is nothin’ more than KARMA!

  • 2Sweet

    @Marquis didn’t know that at all…where’d you hear that?


    The most profound point she made was they are becoming friends! Friendship is a true foundation for any relationship. Would you really do your friend wrong or really try and hurt your friend? If you answer yes then you really are not a friend to the person.

    Now Shaq and Shanie are becoming friends their relationship might just have a chance of surviving. Once the money and looks are gone, the only thing left is conversation and friendship. Think about marrying someone for money and the money goes away, what do yo have left. I hope and pray that when I am 103 years old I can still talk and have a wonderful conversation with my wife because at that point in life what will we have…

  • Tequila Is The New Kool Aid

    I don’t know what their relationship was like before but if Shaq wants to spend the rest of his life humping groupies, so be it. I’m sure several of them will get pregnant and then Shaq’s fortune will slowly vanish. At least his ex wife stands a chance to getting a lump sum settlement.

  • memchee

    don’t know why she’s trying to sound so innocent….especially after Magic Johnson opened up about the lifestyle of a baller!

    she either knew or should have known what she was getting into.

    those rumors…the people around him work for him. So if she was caught gettin it in…she was just caught! At least it wasn’t one of his fellow ballers.

  • Candy Barr

    You can only tell they were having problems from Day 1: Don’t they have five kids together? The same thing went on with Eddie and Nicole Murphy, and happens in real life. Chicks don’t want to move on, and think having yet another child will make things fine. Ridiculous.

  • Candy Barr

    He was cheating when they lived in L.A., so the Miami quote is stupid.


    Why is she constantly talking about Shaq. She just need to do her & stop with her excuses. We all know that Shaq was a hoe in every city. As soon as she filed for divorce you knew why. Just move on. She does not owe anyone an explanation as to why she divorced Shaq.

  • Mrs. Darren shellychelle Sharper

    I hate that men think they can buy women with $$$ or materialistic things. Well, too bad he couldn’t do it with her. I’m glad Shaunie decided to move on. There is no amount of $$$ that can buy your happiness. Shaq will soon realize that those women were only after him for his money, but it’ll be too late then.

  • ♠♡❥☛【NYWOMAN23】☚♤☂♥

    it doesnt matter how stron ghte foundation of a realtion is . all men cheat. to bieve other wise is straight foolish/naive. its in their nature from biblical times. its something i dont get though.

    ive never been in love or loved a guy. but i have cared for a guy. and with those feelings alone i didnt cheat and didnt and wouldnt want to . my mind focuses on that 1 person im with. if we are in to different places i look forward to seeing that person for the day.

    sometimes i feel like i wanna be with them 24/7.
    so imagine if i felt in love.but you see there are more women who are sincerely in love as oppose to men. maybe if men indeed truly found someone that they fell in love with , ( and not lust, or infatuation, but true love unconditional, which whew, good lucking in finding) there wouldnt be room for another female.

  • rhonda

    If it hasn’t happened already, one day Shaq is going to wake up and WISH he had a woman as strong and as beautiful as Shaunie!!!

  • Don Juan

    Another one from Mo City H-Town Tx.. Shaq ON to the next one homie!!!

  • Jay the Real One

    She cheated on her first husband with Shaq and then cheated on Shaq. Stop lying Shaunie

  • Jay the Real One

    You know those dumb who res at essence never get the story straight

  • What's love got to do with it

    @ Godson,

    Its commendable that you do not cheat on your girl but trust me that vast majority of men do, friend or no friend. I really feel sorry for guys sometimes because society really strips the humanity away from them so much. Unfortunately many men are raised with the mentality that men and women are complete opposites and most never even attempt to relate or try to be true friends with women and this is part of why so many relationships fail.

    Its hard for you to be friends with some one when you’re so busy being condescending towards them. Friendship requires acceptance but for some reason so many of these so called alpha make it their business to supress all that is feminine. Eg. They constantly say women are too emotional, too clingy, too nagging, too this or too that. The main ones saying that a man has to be a man won’t even let a woman be a damn woman. If you open yourseld up to a woman 9 times out of 10 she’ll respond in kind but a lot of men simply shut off intimacy from their main girl/wifey only to go looking for it elsewhere. Its pathological.

  • What's love got to do with it

    Anyway Shaq is insecure and whether people choose to admit it or not this actually the reason why a lot of men cheat. There I said it and its the truth.

    You can sugar coat it and put it anyway you like to you can call it. If you need an ego boost all the damn time that simply means that you have wavering self esteem. That is why 99% of men who don’t commit are afraid of commitment. Its a fear that they might give their all and its not good enough therefore they never fully commit and blame the women they get involved with for why they didn’t get close.

    They say the woman was either too this or too that and would rather believe that all women are defective before they accept that they may actually be a major part of the problem. Actually both men and women do this but it seems that women in general are more accepting of men.

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