Shaq O’neal Dating History. From Wife To Girlfriend In 2022


Shaq O’Neal’s dating history has been private for a very long time. His past relationship with the prominent blogger, Laticia Rolle, and his current girlfriend, Annie Ilonzeh is one of the things he would love to keep to himself but Instagram surely has a way of squeezing out the juice in a story.

Want to know more, read on right away!

Who Is Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal.
NameShaquille Rashaun O'Neal
Date Of BirthMarch 6th1972
Place Of BirthNewark, New Jersey USA
OccupationBasketball, Rapper, Actor
Height7'1''(2.16 meters)
Weight315Ib (143 kg)

His full name is Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal,  a 50 years old ex-NBA player and basketball analyst. He was born to American parents, Joe Toney, who was a former basketball player and a state guard, and his wife Lucy O’Neal, the president of  MPBP (Mother of Professional Basketball Players) on the 6th of March 1972 in Newark, New Jersey.

Shaq’s dad was imprisoned at his tender age due to drug addiction, so he didn’t get to grow up with his biological father. He was raised by his stepfather, Philip Arthur Harrison, a sergeant in the army whom his mum married after the dad went to prison. There he had three other siblings, Jamal, Lateefah, and Ayesha from his stepfather. This helped Shaq grow with fellow children even though he was quite older than them.

Shaquille O’Neal had his high school education in San Antonio, Texas where he was noticed by his teachers and other college recruiters after he played with his teammates in the state basketball competition. Afterward, he proceeded to Louisiana State University to obtain a degree in general studies, unfortunately, he dropped out earlier to pursue his passion (basketball) and he completed the degree in 2000 after he became a sensation.


Shaq did not get a lot of fame from acting in movies, rapping, and doing voice covers. He’s well-known as one of the most outstanding basketball players of his time in the NBA. He stands as a 4 time NBA winner who took his teams to championships severally in the whole 6 teams he played.

O’Neal was a part of the American Olympics in 1996, that same year he entered the Los Angeles Lakers where he played alongside other vibrant and prominent players like Kobe Bryant. After years of teamwork, O’Neal was sold to Miami Heat where he performed exquisitely and went for the championship in 2006. He sustained injuries that impeded his performance on the team so he was bought by the Phoenix Sun in 2008. 

Shaq had a tough time playing in the team because of their differences in style so he went to Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009 and one year later he moved to Boston Celtics, and then retired after sustaining a tendon injury totaling about 28,596 points all through his career.

Shaq Is dating Whom?

Shaq O’Neal is currently dating Annie Ngozi Ilonzeh, a 39 years old Nigerian Hollywood actress and TV personality born on August 23rd, 1983 in Texas, USA. The circumstance and details of how both stars met are yet to be unraveled but their association came to the public when they were seen in a photo holding hands closely with each other last year, 2021.


The report also says that both celebrities were co-stars in the Tupac Shakur biopic ‘All Eyez on Me.’ they both started dating since then. Although they’ve tried to keep the relationship out of the prying eye of the media, it didn’t just work as planned.

Despite the huge age difference between the two, they have managed to stay together for almost 2 years and counting, this is solid proof that they must be in love with each other. Still, the official commitment from both stars is yet to be confirmed.

O’Neal’s Dating History 

Shaq O’Neal has been with a couple of ladies in different walks of life, say, actress, blogger, business tycoon, model, singer, etc. Throughout his career as an NBA player, he has dated nine ladies and legally married one. Here’s a detailed list of his ex-wife, rumored baby mamas, and ex-girlfriends.

  • Shaquille O’Neal dated Arnetta Yardbourgh from 1992 to 1996.
Shaquille O'Neal dated Arnetta Yardbourgh
Shaquille O’Neal dated Arnetta Yardbourgh
  • Arnetta and Shaq dated each other for 4 years. After 6 months of breakup, Arnetta gave birth to a baby girl Taahirah O’Neal. 


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  • Shaq and his daughter Taahirah are still in touch with each other.
  • Shaquille O’Neal dated Shaunie Nelson in 1998 and eventually married her in 2002. They have 4 kids together the name of the kids are Shareef, Shaquir, Amirah, and Me’Arah.

Both of them separated in 2007 and got back together to work things out but it all failed, so they finally divorced in 2009 


  • He had a fling with Katrine Steffans from 2004 to 2005.
  • Shaq also had his name rumored with NISCHELLE TURNER
  • Information has it that he dated Katrina Laverne in 2007.
  • In 2008, Shaq was seen with Laura Govan even though they denied it.
  • Shaquille O’Neal dated Dominicana Wrestling from 2009 to 2010.
  • He dated Nicole Alexander from 2010 to 2012
  • Shaq made a buzz with his blogger girlfriend, Laticia Rolle from 2014 to 2018.
  • In the early months of 2020, he dated Dani Nicole for a short time.
  • He started dating Annie Ilonzeh in the later months of 2020. They are still together now (2022).

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Shaq and Laticia Rolle Split?

The NBA’s former superstar, Shaquille O’Neal dated his blogger girlfriend Leticia Rolle, in 2018. They’ve reportedly called it quits a month after Laticia’a birthday celebration, but the reason behind their split is not known.

Shaq-and-Laticia Dating
Shaq-and-Laticia Dating

Both of the stars were spotted at various places together.  Evidence from their social media handles and reports from have confirmed that they’ve gone their separate ways and this is true owing to their direct comments on each other’s pages. Ever since both of them have not seen or stumbled on each other. Nevertheless, Leticia Rolle took to her Instagram post to say that she’s starting all over ans finding a new and free life 


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She said 

“RESET. Italy was exactly that for me + I promise to share more of my experience on our stories tonight. Italy was a spontaneous trip, that my friends mentioned a bit back and I literally booked the day before, because I know TRAVEL feeds my soul, and to be real my soul needed some loving. So that saying “book a ticket and leave” – is exactly what I did and I’m forever grateful for this decision. for the first time in a long time, I felt free.”


life is a journey of highs and lows and it’s ok to sit back, reflect and say damn, where did the time go?! who am I or who was I? What do I want out of life? What are my true passions? Or WTF was I thinking?! She journaled every night.- in other words, I took this trip to Italy to rediscover myself and girl, I’ve missed me. [sounds strange right, but it’s so real] She missed her adventure-seeking, always talking to strangers and eating chocolate myself. I missed my freedom, my peace, my light. Italy brought pieces of me back I never even knew left. believe it when they say, “sometimes you need a break. In a beautiful place, to figure everything out. ”life is beautiful. You are beautiful. you deserve the world, baby girl.? Italy, Ti Amo.

She continued 

Shaq And Nicole 

When we talk about Shaq’s girlfriend, Nicole Alexander is the name to come up first. If you type Shaq’s Girlfriend on google Nicole Alexander would be the first one to appear on the results.


Shaquille O’Neal and Nichole Alexander dated in 2006. Nichole is an ex-TSA agent in Detroit who the grand basketball player proposed to in a St. Louis restaurant. They were a perfect match made in heaven with their portraits looking all glamorous, but Shaq and Nicole had their irreconcilable differences that led to a public argument in Orlando, Florida. The heat was beyond settlement; so it was a game over for them as they went their separate ways. Since their breakup, Shaq has been involved in a lot of romantic but shady affairs

Shaq’s NBA Career Achievements.

Shaquille-O’Neal Achievements.

Shaq has achieved a lot throughout his career and has also won several meritorious awards simultaneously. His performance in the NBA is duly recognized with the list of awards below and many more.

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal
  • NBA Most Valuable Player 2000 to 2002
  • NBA All-Star 1993 to 1998, 2000 to 2007, 2009
  • NBA Rookie of the Year 1993
  • All-NBA First Team 1998, 2000 to 2006
  • All NBA 2nd Team 1995 & 1999
  • All NBA 3rd Team 1994, 1996, 1997 & 2009.
  • First  team Parade All American 1989
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP 2000, 2004 & 2009
  • Number 32 retired by Miami Heat
  • Texas Mr. Basketball 1989
  • IBM Award in 2000 & 2001
  • He won the UPI Player of the Year in 1991
  • Adolph Rupp Trophy in 1991


Que: Is Shaquille O’Neal still married?

Ans: No, Shaquille O’Neal is not presently married.

Que: Who is Shaq’s current wife?

Ans. Shaquille O’Neal does not have a wife; he is currently dating Annie Ilonzeh.

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