August 15, 2008
Months after he filed for divorce, Shaquille O'Neal and his wife Shaunie are getting back together.
'Things are great, and we're moving on to the good stuff,' she tells Extra. "We've both learned a lot and know that our family comes first and that's the main thing for both of us."
On Thursday - while promoting the launch of her new video-sharing Web site - she also told the Associated Press, 'Neither one of us could probably answer why we were getting [divorced] in the first place.
'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,' she said. 'So, we've agreed that before we leave Florida in a few days we'll make sure that that's gone away.'
Shaquille - who has four children with Shaunie - filed for divorce in Miami-Dade Circuit Court last September after nearly five years of marriage.
'The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken,' read the petition, which also stated that the couple have a prenuptial agreement.
In the petition, he claimed that Shaunie, a local TV personality, has been 'secretive about her assets' and demanded a 'correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities)' she acquired during their marriage.
She also had requested copies of the basketball star's $20-million-a-year contract with the Miami Heat and all tax records.
The two wed in a private ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 26, 2002.