Father to six children, formerNBAstarShaquille O Nealhad only 4 children from his marriage toShaunie Hendersonincluding Shareef, Shariq, Me arah, and Amirah. The other two were born from both of their previous relationships. Shaquille s past relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh had the birth of his eldest child Taahira O Neal. He also has a stepchild Myles O Neal from his ex-wife s past relationship.
Despite not being the biological father to Myles, he raised him like his own. He legally adopted Myles after marrying Shaunie in 2002 and Myles was raised together with his other siblings. Shaquille has since been a good father to him and stayed included in his life. He and his ex-wife, however, co-parent all six of them.
WhileShaquilles 4 children from Shaunie are all basketball players, the other two, Taahira and Myles, are relatively from different fields. While Taahira is a Brand Communications and Community Engagement Analyst, Myles is a model.
What does Myles O Neal do?
Born on May 8, 1997,Myles O Nealis not a biological child of Shaquille O Neal but was raised like one. His professional career, however, took a different turn from basketball. He chose acting as his career and studied at Santa Monica College for 4 years. Like his mother, he is also a television personality and starred in some of her mother s shows. He was cast in The Hills: New Beginnings, Basketball Wives, Shaq Life, and Shaunie s Home Court.
Besides his career in acting, he grew a passion for modeling. He walked the ramp and represented several major brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Givenchy, Michael Kors, Under Armour, and Disney. Excelling in his modeling field, he is considered among the best models in the industry.
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Like his father Shaquille, Myles also has a love for music. The two performed together at the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas representing the O Neal Boys in 2022. He has been performing solo and with his father in several other shows.
Having a troublesome relationship with his dad, Shaquille O Neal raised his children very differently. From being present in their lives and helping them in every possible way. All six of them are currently successful in their respective lives and have a great bond with their father.