Shaunie O'Neal is the ex-wife of one of the basketball world's most respected players, Shaquille O'Neal. Shaunie is best known as the ultra-successful creator, executive producer and star of VH1's mega-hit Basketball Wives franchise, but to those closest to her she is so much more than bright lights and flashy cameras.
Behind the scenes, the less glamorous version of Shaunie is just a single mother trying to juggle five outrageous kids: Myles, Shareef, Mimi, Shaqir and Me'Arah. Like many other moms, Shaunie's parenting duties range from monitoring her daughters' social media and questionable fashion choices to curbing her sons' appetite for freedom and sibling rivalry.
Shaunie's vibrant, take-charge, and bubbly personality has been the backbone of her success and the cornerstone of her family. This makes her the girl that everyone wants to hang with on set and the coolest mom at the PTA meetings. Although it's great to have fame, fortune, and success, nothing matters more than motherhood to Shaunie O'Neal.
Myles is Shaunie’s oldest child. Myles is a future mogul, but still he is waffling between being his own man while acknowledging that he sometimes needs his mama.
Shareef is Shaunie’s second oldest child. Towering at 6’9”, he is the dedicated athlete pushing to distinguish himself from his older brother and break out of the shadow of his famous dad.
Mimi is the middle child and Shaunie’s oldes girl. She is the girly-girl still determined to make it as a baller, while trying to live up to her mom’s expectations.
Shaqir is Shaunie’s youngest son. Ever the “grown man” before his time, Shaqir insists that the world accept his larger-than-life personality.
Me’Arah is the baby of the family who knows everybody’s business, but is struggling to get her siblings to really include her in the mix.
Keyonna has been a close friend of the O’Neal family for years. Although she is not the most traditional nanny in the world, or the hardest working, she is basically part of the family so it doesn’t really matter.
Robert is Keyonna’s uncle who is always there to lend a helping hand when it comes to the O’Neal family.