Shaunie O’Neal Says In Shaquille’s Mind, “I’m Always Going To Be His Wife,” But Reuniting Is “Definitely Not An Option”
While Shaquille O’Neal has joked that ex-wife Shaunie is still “mine,” and that he is looking to remarry her, the 44-year-old Basketball Wives producer and star says they are just great friends and that’s all they will be from here on out (or at least until further notice).
On Wednesday’s episode of Basketball Wives, aside from Tami Roman trying to play peacemaker and Feby Torres following the crowd to throw some vile shade at OG, there was an interesting scene between Shaunie and her son Myles. He told her that she should call Shaquille to go on a date to a popular restaurant.
“I don’t wanna go on a date with your dad,” she said. “He wants to go on dates with me.”
In her confessional, Shaunie said that while her ex-husband is still flirtatious, they’ve worked hard to get to a good place as co-parents and friends and that’s good enough for her.
“In Shaquille’s mind, I think I’m always going to be his wife even though that’s not the case,” she said. “The love is always there and he’s one of my best friends. We have a great time together and our kids love us just being a family.”
She did inquire out loud what Myles would think about it they were to date, to which he responded, he didn’t know how he would feel.
“Not that it’s an option to be together, I was just curious,” she told him. “It’s definitely not an option.”
“They’ve seen us not in a great place, and now they see us in a great place and they’re like, ‘What the hell’s going on here?'” she added. “Nothing! Nothing’s going on here.”
This isn’t the first time she’s made it clear where she stands. When Shaq modeled one of his suits from his JCPenney line for big and tall men, he captioned a photo of himself in one with, “This is the same suit I’m wearing when I marry @shaunieoneal5.”
Shaunie responded by saying, “Actually this suit is more fitting for next seasons star of The Bachelor on @abcnetwork #justsayin #wedidthatalready.”
Shaq and Shaunie were married from 2002 to 2011 and have five kids together. While Myles is Shaunie’s child from a previous relationship, they share Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir and Mearah.