Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Broadus have been together since they were in high school, and that means she’s been by his side before the fame and throughout the ups and downs that have come with it. Still, they’ve managed to make it work, and have three kids along the way. Shante gave some insight into what it’s required to do so on Instagram recently.
She posted a quote that read, “no one wants to hear this, but truth to be told… a long lasting relationship comes with a lot of forgiveness and understanding.”
“Always And Forever,” she captioned the quote, “My Endless Love.”
Snoop caught the post and showed some love to his longtime partner.
“Thank u for forgiving me and understanding me,” he wrote in the comments, “love u for life my backbone”
Shante responded with, “You’re welcome.”
It’s been no secret that it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the pair. They wed in 1997, and a few years later, in 2004, he filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. He would later admit that split had to do with his indiscretions.
“I cheated on her. That’s the worst thing you could possibly do – lose somebody’s trust who really loves you,” he said. However, the rapper had a change of heart and worked things out with Shante. Four years later, they renewed their wedding vows.
In 2013, he also told Rolling Stone magazine that he did some pimping; actual pimping, folks. “A lot of athletes bought pu–y from me.”
Despite it not being a secret and a really bad look on his part, Shante stayed by his side until he decided to give all of that up.
“My wife had to take a backseat to this sh-t,” he said. “And I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a ni–a, but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there.”
Say what you will about Snoop and Shante’s relationship, but it works for them — and it’s been working, one way or another, for more than two decades. Hit the flip to see pictures of the couple together from over those many years: