ORLANDO, Fla. - The wife of Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O’Neal said Thursday that her marriage to the NBA star is on the mend.
During an interview about the launch of her new video-sharing Web site, Shaunie O’Neal told The Associated Press that the couple plans to stop divorce proceedings soon.
“Neither one of us could probably answer why we were getting one in the first place,” Shaunie O’Neal said.
Shaquille O’Neal filed for divorce in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in September 2007, after nearly five years of marriage.
“Things have been going so great, that someone actually had to remind us that ’Hey, you do remember those papers are still there.’ Literally, it was days ago,” Shaunie O’Neal said. “So, we’ve agreed that before we leave Florida in a few days we’ll make sure that that’s gone away.”
The couple has six children: four together, and each had one of their own before the Dec. 26, 2002, wedding.
“The kids and I kind of learned about the divorce at the same time,” Shaunie O’Neal said. “So that was hard. That was probably the worst part of the whole thing, was being able to deal with how hurt the whole kids were.”
Shaquille O’Neal’s divorce attorney, Ira Elegant, did not immediately return a phone message left at his office.
Shaunie O’Neal’s latest venture, a video-sharing Web site geared to showcase children and their talents, is set to formally launch Sept. 1. The site was created to give families a kid-friendly, safe place to upload and share videos, she said.
Shaunie O’Neal said she developed the idea because she wanted to be able to share her own children’s activities with her family members.
“I get the complaint of ’Oh, I wish I could see that,”’ she said. “There was nowhere I could find that was just safe, where maybe a slip of the finger would take us somewhere where I don’t want the kids to see or hear.”
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