Shaquille O’Neal Kids: How many does he have and their activities?

“I am Shaquille O’Neal and I’m like no other” that’s what he says about himself, the dominant dynamo whose bulky shoulders, Hulk hands, and mojos of motions made us all fall for basketball.

Surprisingly, this paragon player has excelled in both his on-court and off-court life being an athlete and a father who raises his kids instilling moral values at the core.

So, let’s delight ourselves in discovering Shaquille O’Neal kids and the fatherhood of the heroic basketball player.

How many Shaquille O’Neal Kids are there?

The NBA legend is a blessed father with six children. He shares his first child Taahirah O’Neal with his girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh. His other kids Shareef, Shaqir, Amirah, and Me’arah are from his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal.

The sixth one Myles O’Neal is his stepson who is Shaunie’s son from her previous relationship.

Shaq had been with two women till now in his lifetime. First, his short connection with Yardbourgh then a problematic marriage with ex-wife Shaunie.

But whatever the equation he had with his exes his children are all very dear to him.

Taahirah O’Neal

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Taahirah O’Neal is the eldest daughter among Shaquille O’Neal Kids and is 26 years old, born in 1996.

After graduating from Oglethorpe University in 2019, she joined PepsiCo as a Communication Associate Analyst. Taahirah also performs her duties as a social media assistant at Mine O Mine, an entertainment company of her father.

Myles O’Neal

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25 years old stepson Myles O’Neal was born in 1997 to Shaunie and her previous partner. But Myles took O’Neal’s surname later. So, biologically, he is not among the pure Shaquille O’Neal Kids.

This young man is a model and musician who made his debut on the silver screen through his mom’s reality show “Basketball Wives” in 2010 and in “Shaunie’s Home Court” in 2013.

Following that his first ramp walk was for Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2018 in Milan Fashion Week.

Shareef O’Neal

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Shareef O’Neal was born on January 11, 2000, and is 22 years of age. Following his father’s path he is working as a professional basketball player and currently playing for NBA G League Ignite.

The rising star made his opening seasons with UCLA in 2019-2020 and later was transferred to LSU in 2020.

Amirah O’Neal

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The first daughter of the Shaq-Shaunie couple is Amirah O’Neal who is 21 years old and was born on November 13, 2001.

Like her father and brother, she is a basketball player at Texas Southern University. Amirah went to Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, California. 

Shaqir O’Neal

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The adorable son of Shaquille O’Neal has athletic passion too as basketball is in their blood. He is a 19-year-old teen who was born on April 19, 2003.

Like his sister, he too is playing basketball for Texas Southern University and is expecting to try his luck in the NBA draft in 2024.

Me’arah O’Neal

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Me’arah O’Neal the second daughter of the Shaq-Shunie couple, is 16 years old, born on May 1, 2006.

She too studies at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. And she plays in the center position for California Interscholastic Federation League.

Me’arah has offers from UCLA though, she is just 16. She has a long way to go if she wants success equivalent to her father.

Shaquille O’Neal Kids and their father relation

Shaquille was abandoned by his own biological father and was brought up by his stepfather Phillip Harrison. Because of his turbulent past, he understands the importance of a father’s steady hand on a child’s shoulder.

And this is why he is very close to his kids and spends a lot of time with them gossiping, playing, hanging out, and supporting them in weal and woe like a best friend.

He is the best father ever, who is focused on instilling in his children a strong sense of morals and high ethical standards incorporating everything it requires to be a good human being.

How old was Shaquille O’Neal when he first embraced fatherhood?

The precious moment of tasting the joy of first-time fatherhood came to 24 years old Shaquille O’Neal on July 18, 1996, when his baby girl Taahirah was born.

The Los Angeles Lakers were in a very brief companionship with entrepreneur and philanthropist Arnetta Yardbourgh. And it is her, with whom he had his first child while being with Orlando Magic.

The moment he held the tiny part of his soul in his arms will always be the most precious moment in his life that he wants to relive again and again, the living giant mentions.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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