LOS ANGELES, CA- JUNE 25: Shaunie O'Neal in the Radio Room at the 2010 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The 2010 BET Awards airs live on Sunday, June 27, 2010 on BET. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/PictureGroup)

Shaunie O'Neal

Shaunie O'Neal is the ex-wife of championship basketball player Shaquille O'Neal. She is known for her in-control demeanor as a cast member and executive producer of VH1's popular Basketball Wives franchise. The show, marked by high ratings and high drama — including physical violence and loud arguments — captures the interactions of women who have been associated with basketball stars.  Prior to creating the show, she had a career in film marketing for FOX and was an entertainment correspondent. She and ex-husband Shaquille O'Neal have five children together.