Shaquille O’Neal’s ex-wife, Shaunie Henderson, is “glad” NBA champion is reflecting on their past marriage and has acknowledged his mistakes.
“I am happy that he’s able to share his truth of how he feels. I don’t really have an opinion on it. That was so long ago. I am in a new place in life. What he needs to share for his truth is his truth, and it is what it is,” she told Page Six, when asked about her ex-husband’s recent acknowledgements.
In an interview with People, Shaq spoke about his nine-year marriage to Shaunie and admitted that he was to blame for its ending.
He said, “I was a d*ckhead. You don’t know how good you got something till it’s gone.”
Henderson told the outlet she was never proposed to properly by O’Neal, and it wasn’t until her now husband, Paster Keion Henderson, proposed on “bended knee.”
“I never got proposed to, and he [Keion] proposed to me. I got asked to be married, but I wasn’t proposed to. Like a man bending down on one knee with his hand in the air with a ring. I’ve never experienced that.”
When asked how she felt about her ex-husband acknowledging his role in their divorce, she replied: “I don’t need that validation. I’m pretty confident in who I am and what I’ve done. And what I’ve accomplished and what I’ve worked on to better myself. I don’t need somebody else’s validation to put my chest out. I feel my best right now in life.”
Henderson claimed she just wanted to move forward from her past marriage.
“One thousand percent, I get tired of the ‘Shaq’ questions, yes,” she said. “I just don’t know if those questions are necessary almost 13 years later, you know what I mean? That was a time in my life… If you have any questions about Keion Henderson, you are more than willing to ask all day long. Shoot!”