Shaunie and Shaquille O’Neal have had a very messy relationship. It has also been very public. They got divorced in 2009 amid rumors of infidelity on Shaq’s part (which he later admitted to in an interview). Shaunie, who was behind the show as well as one of the cast of Basketball Wives, was no stranger to drama and even had to sign a clause from Shaq’s lawyers that she was not allowed to talk about their marriage on the reality show. Now that she is no longer on Basketball Wives she is trying to venture out on her own with a reality show that is based on her life with her four children but Shaq is not having it.
The O’Neals were back in court to discuss the matter but Shaq is afraid that camera crews around the house day and night will be too big a distraction for the kids. A couple of them are struggling in school and he fears that this would just make things worse.
Shaq is also worried that a reality show about his family will portray not only Shaunie, but his children in a negative way. She claims that the show would be wholesome and about fun with the family however her viewers from Basketball Wives would probably agree with Shaq and his reservations about this due to her behavior on the show. She loves drama. The show was scheduled to begin filming in January but for right now it is put on hold. Shaunie still has time to fight to get her show on the air, but first she is going to have to convince Shaq that it will not be harmful to her children or their reputation as a family.