Retired NBA Star and Sports Analyst, Shaquille O'Neal has opened a brand new L.A. Eatery "Shaquille's" at L.A. Live.
Shaq's ex-wife Shaunie and the entire O’Neal clan were on hand for the Grand opening celebration. (Shaq also owns Big Chicken in Las Vegas and a Krispy Kreme in Atlanta).
LA Weekly reported that guests feasted on chef Matthew Silverman’s Southern-style menu which included “mac and cheese, shrimp and green chili cheese grits, deviled eggs with country ham, brisket sliders, black pepper biscuits, fried green tomatoes, banana pudding and specialty cocktails.”
Shaq has a message for all fathers who find it challenging to co-parent with an ex, “It’s a man’s job to protect and provide.
The basketball legend and his ex-wife successfully co-parent their four kids Shareef, 19, Amirah, 17, Shaqir, 15, and Me’arah, 12. He also shares daughter Taahirah, 22, with ex Arnetta Yardbourgh. He says his kids don’t really see him as an NBA superstar, to them he's just Dad.