Did NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq) ever date reality television star Hoopz?
Shaquille O’Neal had an incredible basketball career to say the very least. The NBA Hall of Famer is a four-time NBA Champion, a former MVP, and a multiple-time NBA All-Star – and is widely regarded as one of the best basketball players ever. While Shaq is now an entrepreneur and a celebrity with a very public life, many people ask if the Hall of Famer is dating anybody.
While Shaq has been linked with plenty of names in the past, the most recent name linked with the NBA legend is none other than reality television star Hoopz. Hoopz, born Nicole Alexander, most known for the reality TV show VH1’s Flavor of Love, was first linked with Shaq when the center was playing for the Boston Celtics – and it was not long before they were engaged.
However, the engagement did not last long as a public outburst between the pair meant that the two had to call it quits. After two years of dating since 2010, the pair hoped to tie the knot in 2012 but plenty of well-publicized arguments meant that they ended up breaking apart. While Shaq dated Hoopz off the back of his divorce, he has been linked with plenty of other women.
What is Shaquille O’Neal’s dating history as we know it?
The NBA legend has an extended list of names when it comes to his dating history, which we will explore briefly as follows.
Shaq got married to Shaunie Nelson in 2002 and had six children with her, but subsequently got divorced in 2009. Since then, Shaq has been romantically linked to a lot of women. Shaq was reportedly engaged to Laticia Rolle in 2016, while he has been in a relationship with plenty of other women who we will look into.
From 1995 to 2022, Shaq has been dating the likes of Ametta Yardborough, Cindy Crawford, Karrine Steffans, Dominica Westling, Laura Govan, Nicole Alexander, Ananda Lewis and most recently, Annie Ilonzeh. The 7’1” basketball superstar turned NBA analyst is still single according to reports, so do not be surprised to watch this space evolve in some time – it may host a few more names by then.