Shaq's Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife Blames Miami for Divorce
Shaquille O'Neal's trade to the Heat may have been good for the team, but apparently bad for his marriage.
His very-soon-to-be-ex-wife Shaunie has blamed the entire city of Miami for their pending divorce, or more specifically all the hoochies in the arena who show up in bras and panties.
"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," she recently told Essence magazine.
Shaunie says that while the two are becoming friends once again, she obviously believes he cheated on her. Though, she also denied reports that she was cheating with her personal trainer.
"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."
Of course, she's got a VH1 show in development following the lives of NBA wives, girlfriends, and ex-es.
Shaq and Shaunie have reportedly finalized their divorce in a Florida court, and it should be official soon.
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