According to http://www.eurweb.com
The is-they-is or is-they-ain’t Shaq & Shaunie show is in full effect again. So for now it looks like Mr. and Mrs Shaquille O’Neal is calling it quits again.
That’s right. They’ve been down this path before back in Sept of 2007. At the time, the Miami Herald broke the story that the then (Miami) Heat center had filed to divorce Shaunie, his wife of nearly five years. Interestingly, they also quoted from the petition that: “The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken.”
However, the couple voided the divorce and resumed their marriage.
Fast forward to today, and according to TMZ:
“Shaunie filed legal papers yesterday in L.A., even though the couple lives in Florida. The petition says although Shaunie is filing for legal separation, she intends to file for divorce. She lists ‘irreconciliable differences’ as the reason for separation.”
The gossip site says Shaunie pulled her kids out of school in Florida several days ago and they are with her now in L.A. They say the date of separation is listed as 11-9-09.
They also answered the question you’re probably asking. Why would Shaunie cross the county to file in LA?
Their answer: A spouse generally does a lot better in the spousal support department here in California.
The site says her lawyer told them:
“Shaunie is living in California now, but she won’t say how long she’s been here. She claims in her papers to be a resident of L.A. Sources tell us Shaunie moved here in the last few days.”
Mrs. O’Neal is asking for both spousal and child support — though she did not specify an amount for either.
The O’Neals have four children together: Shareef, 9, Amirah, 7, Shaqir, 6, and Me’Arah, 3. From previous relationships, Shaq has a daughter, Taahirah, and Shaunie has a son, Myles.