Does Shaquille O’Neal want that old thing back? That’s what he made it seem like based on a recent Instagram post.
The 46-year-old Hall of Famer just launched a suit line through JCPenney for big and tall men, and while promoting the collaboration of unique professional attire (which comes in sizes up to 6XL and 5XLT — my goodness!), he showed some love to ex-wife, Shaunie O’Neal.
“This is the same suit I’m wearing when I marry @shaunieoneal5,” he wrote.
And while hopeless romantics flooded the comment section saying things like “Omg remarry her” and “Shaq and Shaunie need to get back together because both of y’all still LOVE EACH OTHER,” Shaunie kept it all the way real with her response.
She commented on the picture by saying, “Actually this suit is more fitting for next seasons star of The Bachelor on @abcnetwork #justsayin #wedidthatalready”
Sounds like a “Thanks, but no thanks…”
And that probably has a lot to do with the fact that she had to deal with his infidelity during their marriage. Things got so messy she ended up destroying his car in a fit of rage.
“Our Blackberries got switched,” she said during a past episode of Basketball Wives. “I went to my baby’s play at school and I was like, ‘Damn, my phone is going off a lot.’ Just girl, after girl, after girl — like, ‘Baby, last night what you did.’ And I went in the arena and I went in that garage, not only did I flatten tires, bust a few windows, I wrote on the hood [of his car], ‘I cheat on my wife. I ain’t s–t,’ with a knife.”
Thankfully though, Shaunie and Shaq have managed to let their past romantic struggles go and be great co-parents. They have four children together (UCLA recruit Shareef, Amirah, Shaquir and Mearah). Shaunie also has son Myles from a previous relationship. The pair married the day after Christmas in 2002. He filed for divorce from her in 2007 before withdrawing the petition and reconciling with her. But two years later, Shaunie filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.