Check Out the Long Dating History of NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal

By: Fatima Roshni Image credit: ATL Night Spots

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is not only a man of many names on paper but also in reality, from his 19-year professional career as part of different franchises to his varied business ventures today.

Taking this inspiration to his personal life, the Big Diesel has been linked to quite a number of women, including his marriage, girlfriend, affairs, infidelity, flings, and others.

Starting up his first relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh, the two dated for four years, followed by the birth of their daughter Taahirah O'Neal, currently working in Mine O Mine.

Shaquille's second relationship with Shaunie Nelson, starting in 1998 and leading to their marriage in 2002, and as parents to four children, had quite a serious influence on his life.

Through his confession on a public platform, Shaquille's infidelity included a long list of women, with his first affair in 2008 linked to author and actress Karrine Steffans as a committed man.

Model Dominica Westling, however, was the second alleged affair of the NBA legend during his marriage life with Shaunie, revealed through email messages by the Miami New Times.

Shaquille's 2010 relationship with Vanessa Lopez was quite a speculation, including the harassment lawsuit filed by Vanessa and her public reveal of working as Shaq's mistress for five years.

Following his divorce from Shaunie in 2011, Shaquille went forward in his dating life with reality TV star Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander in a long-distance relationship for two years or so.

In comparison to his long-term history with Shaunie Nelson, Shaquille's four-year relationship with model Laticia Rolle, however, existed for a while, along with rumors of their marriage.

Entering the 21st century, Shaquille went forward with modernized online dating applications through Tinder, where he was in a relationship with actress Annie Ilonzeh in 2019.

Shaquille's latest linkup rumor arrived in 2023 with internet personality and Instagram model Brittany Renner after the two were spotted together for dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

With links to around nine women in his relationship history, The Big Diesel currently remains in touch with his children and ex-wives, Arnetta and Shaunie, who are currently in their second marriage.

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