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Shaunie O'Neal is officially off the market. The ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal married her fiancé Pastor Keion Henderson at a destination ceremony in Anguilla on Saturday.

The couple got engaged in November 2021 after dating for 2 years.

The wedding was attended by 200 guests, including Shaunie's three sons, Myles, 25, Shareef, 22, and Shaqir, 19. The boys walked their mom down the aisle on a golf course at the Aurora resort. Shaunie's two daughters, Amirah, 20, and Me'arah, 16, also attended.

Gospel singer Yolanda Adams performed during the reception.

Shaunie Henderson, 47, told PEOPLE she leaned heavily on her sons for emotional support.

"I just lost my dad in February. So, I really struggled with how I was going to get down the aisle. Losing my dad in the midst of planning this wedding was a lot, so my sons handed me off."

Shaunie said Keion sealed the deal by stepping in and being a good father figure to her children.

"[Keion has] been amazing to just step into our lives and fill a void that's been there for a minute... 'cause I haven't had somebody. They love him, which makes me love him even more," she told PEOPLE.

The news comes as a relief to Shaquille O'Neal, who no longer owes substantial alimony to his ex-wife.

Shaq, who didn't attend the wedding, took Shaunie's impending nuptials very personally. He blamed himself for the failure of his marriage to the former Va'Shaundya Karlette "Shaunie" Nelson.

"I was bad," the NBA legend said on "The Pivot Podcast" in April, adding, "She was awesome. She really was. It was all me."

Shaq, 50, admitted that he cheated on Shaunie and led a "double life" outside of their marriage. He said he was not "protecting those vows" he made to Shaunie.

The former NBA star said at the time, "She's about to marry a fine, young gentleman, and I'm happy for her, and we have a great relationship."

Shaq and Shaunie were married from 2002 to 2011. They share four children. Shaunie has a son, Myles, from a previous relationship, while Shaq has a daughter, Taahirah, with his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh.
 
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Shaquille O'Neal weighed in on Kyrie Irving's refusal to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

The NBA Hall of Famer shared his opinion about Kyrie's vaccine hesitancy on Thursday.

"Whoever owns the Brooklyn Nets, get him up out of here," Shaq said during an appearance on CBS Sports radio's "Tiki and Tierney" show.

"I would go upstairs and say, 'Get him up out of here.' We can win with a two-punch and a great shooter and some rebounders like we got. Get his a** up out of here."

Shaq spoke more about the subject on his "The Big Podcast with Shaq."

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Shaq told Spice Adams and Nischelle Turner that he acknowledged Kyrie's right to have his own opinions but he said the NBA superstar should think about his teammates and the community at large.

Shaquille also said the Nets' point guard has an obligation to play all games since he's getting paid $200 million.

"I try not to belittle another man's opinion," Shaq said.

"In this game of ours, sometimes you have to think about others instead of yourself. Now, Kyrie has his views, he has his opinions. I'm not going to knock that. But, he does have an obligation because he took that $200 million."

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Kyrie, 29, has agreed to sit out all home games in New York City, which has strict vaccine mandates.

Shaq, 49, also criticized Kyrie Irving for requesting that the media respect his privacy.

"Only thing I don't like is, 'Oh, I like, can you, you know, you know, respect my privacy?' Once you sign up for this life, there is no privacy. And you have to accept it."

 

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Former President Barack Obama pleaded with Black Americans to take one of the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

Obama appeared on ATTN's "Roll Up Your Sleeves" television special, alongside retired NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley on Sunday.

The goal of the TV special was to convince hesitant Black people to take one of the still experimental vaccines.

Obama urged Black Americans to "forget what happened back in the day," referring to the infamous Tuskegee experiment.

Obama said those men got sick and some died because the doctors withheld treatment.

"The irony is when you know about the Tuskegee experiment, what was going on there was the government withheld treatment that was available for black men for syphilis. It wasn't that they made them sick by giving them medicine, it's that they didn't give them medicine they needed."

Referring to the experimental vaccines as "medicine," Obama said, "So here's a situation where if the medicine's available, we need to take it."

He said Black people should take the mRNA vaccines because the "wealthy and the powerful" are taking it.

"And look, if the wealthy and the powerful in our society are all lining up to get shots, that means everybody should know it's a good thing to get."

The CDC said only 25% of the American population got at least one shot of the vaccine.

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NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal surprised a stranger by paying off his engagement ring debt while shopping in a jewelry store.

Shaq, 49, was shopping at a Zales jewelry store in Atlanta, Georgia when he spotted a young man paying down on a lay-away engagement ring. Shaq handed the salesman his credit card after realizing the guy was struggling to pay off the debt.

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The 7-foot-1-inch sports analyst was in the store shopping for earrings for his girlfriend, Laticia Rolle.

He shared the story during his TV show NBA on TNT on Tuesday night, April 6, and now video of his generosity has gone viral.

"I seen the guy come in - he was just so shy," Shaq said. "He was saying, 'Hey, how much do I owe to pay off my ring?' And I was like, 'My man, how much is the ring?' I'm not going to say the amount, but it's not a lot for me. I was like, 'You know what? Tell your girlfriend I got her. I'll take care of it'. At first, he didn't want to take it. He was like, 'Man, I can't do that'. I said, 'Don't worry about it. I do it all the time. I'm just trying to make people smile, that's all'."

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Shaq, who has more money than he can spend, also paid off a family's bill at a furniture store.

"This lady, she had an autistic daughter, and she was also looking to pay for some furniture and I just took care of her. I'm into making people happy. Whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed."

In 2019, Shaq surprised a young fan by purchasing custom shoes and sneakers because the teen's mother couldn't afford shoes in his size.

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A historic Krispy Kreme in Atlanta, Georgia, owned by NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday.

Atlanta fire crews responded to reports of a fire at the location shortly after midnight. When fire crews arrived, the historic structure was fully engulfed in flames, ESPN reported.

The fire reportedly started in the rear of the building. Video posted on social media shows roaring flames. No injuries were reported.

O'Neal bought the store in 2016. Originally built in 1965, the Krispy Kreme fed mourners after Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral in 1968 by donating 150 dozen doughnuts to Atlanta churches.

"I hope no one was hurt and we will bounce back better than ever," the Basketball Hall of Famer told WXIA-TV.

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Shaquille O'Neal was positioned to be the face of Papa John's Pizza after the company spent $50 million to scrub founder Joe Schnatter's face from pizza boxes and delivery vans.

But now it seems O'Neal may get the pink slip for missing too many shareholder's meetings.

O'Neal is pictured with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the grand opening of his Papa John's franchise store in Atlanta in August 2019.

Last year, O'Neal reportedly approached then-CEO Steve Ritchie and activist investor Jeff Smith and told them, "I would like to be involved, if I can be on the board and if I can purchase a couple franchises.”

Papa John's signed O'Neal to a lucrative partnership last year that included nine franchises and a seat on the board.

O'Neal, who is in high demand as a product endorser, apparently took the money and ran -- at least that's what he's being accused of by an advisory firm.

Institutional Shareholder Services, a corporate advisory firm, is encouraging Papa John's to kick O'Neal off the board for missing 75% of shareholder meetings.

ISS wants the board members to vote to remove O'Neal at its April 23 shareholder's meeting.

In its SEC filing, Papa John's revealed every member attended at least 75% of meetings "except for Shaquille O'Neal," who was unable to attend board meetings due to prior business commitments.

O'Neal also has sponsorship and endorsement deals with Ring, Steady, Forto Coffee Shots, Carnival Cruises, Icy Hot, Krispy Kreme, and National General Insurance, as well as a sports analyst gig with TNT.

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NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal's sister Ayesha Harrison-Jex died Thursday night after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Harrison-Jex, 40, was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. O'Neal's co-host Ernie Johnson announced the sad news during the TNT's Inside the NBA sports program on Thursday.

O'Neal was noticeably absent during the sports analyst program that normally features O'Neal alongside Johnson, Charles Barkley, Candace Parker and Kenny Smith.

"I'm trying to put into words the way Shaquille has reacted to this, and he's struggling," Johnson said. "And when he struggles, we struggle with him. Because he's one of our brothers and we feel for him tonight."

Johnson added that O'Neal, 47, is currently in Orlando, Florida, with his family.

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Barkley said kind words to O'Neal's mother, Lucille O'Neal, who was there for his family when his mother died.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who was on the show, also sent his condolences to the O'Neal family.

"It's times like this when we're all together," Silver said.

Shaquille tweeted, "Thanks for the condolences and the love. If I had older brothers, it would be you 3. Love y'all and love you more Candice."

Harrison-Jex leaves behind a son Bryce, according to Johnson. She will be laid to rest in a military cemetery and will be buried next to O’Neal’s stepfather, Sgt. Phillip Harrison.

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LeBron James wrote an uplifting IG post for Shaquille O'Neal's 18-year-old son Shareef O'Neal who failed to make the McDonald's All-American team.

Tucson.com reports that Shareef was left off Tuesday's roster because he's simply not good enough.

"O'Neal is considered a borderline five-star prospect (24/7 ranks him as a four-star prospect while ESPN has him as a five-star)," the newspaper noted.

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Christian Combs walks for Dolce & Gabbana during Milan Fashion Week

Sean Combs' 19-year-old son Christian Combs walked in the Dolce & Gabbana Unexpected Show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on Jan. 13, 2018 in Milan, Italy. The handsome model wore a military-inspired dress coat.

Proud father Sean "Puffy" Combs reacted to his son's Fashion Week debut on Saturday. "I'm so proud of my son @kingcombs he walked in the @dolcegabbana show again in MILAN #BlackExcellence LOVE YOU BOY!!!" he tweeted.

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Karrueche Tran was among the well-heeled celebs attending the Turner Network Upfront Presentations at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday. The 29-year-old actress began her career as a fashion consultant and personal shopper to the stars.

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