From basetball wife to basketball mom! Fans know Shaunie O'Neal can dish out drama as the tough boss lady on the hit VH1 reality TV show Basketball Wives, but they're getting a chance to see a whole different side of Shaunie with her spin-off show Shaunie's Home Court. Ahead of the show's return, Shaunie exclusively opened up about her family and she teased what fans can expect from the series.
"It'a little bit of everything. We go to a farm — and that is so not us, but I was trying to convince the kids on healthier eating, so I take them to farm and that was a fun day cause we’re not farm people," the 43-year-old said, laughing. "But we’re a very competitive family, so of course we have a day of competitive games and that was awesome. We try a little camping, we just try to do things that we normally wouldn’t do. We were filming during the summertime, so we had a bunch of time with each other and we just tried things that pushed our limits. So you just see us having a really good time — which is what we do on the regular."
Shaunie is a mom of five and she shares 21-year-old son Myles, 18-year-old son Shareef, 16-year-old daughter Amirah, 15-year-old Shaqir, and 12-year-old daughter Me'arah with her ex-husband, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal. Now that her children are getting older, she's making sure that she's making the most out of the quality time they get to spend together before all of her kids leave the nest — which she got a taste of when Myles moved out.
"I struggled with it at first but I’m totally comfortable with it now," Shaunie explained, and said that the fact that Myles is close to home and Shareef is planning to stay close to home makes it a lot easier. "I'm thinking about downsizing, that part makes me a little sad. But at least they're all near so I can keep my hands on all of them."
Be sure to tune into the premiere of Shaunie's Home Court, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. on VH1.