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.