Shaq Files for Divorce

Marriage to mom of four of his kids 'irretrievably broken'
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Sep 5, 2007 7:17 AM CDT
NBA player Shaquille O'Neal and wife Shaunie O'Neal arrive at the 15th annual ESPY Awards in this July 11, 2007 file photo, in Los Angeles. O'Neal has filed for divorce from his wife after nearly five...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Shaquille O'Neal has filed for divorce from his wife of 5 years, Shaunie, the mother of four of his five children. The petition filed on behalf of the Miami Heat center and aspiring law enforcement officer says the marriage is "irretrievably broken," the Miami Herald reports.

The petition also suggests Shaunie O'Neal had been less than candid about her personal assets and requests a court order that she provide a full accounting. The O'Neals have also put their Star Island mansion on the market for $32 million, a roughly $13 million markup from what they paid for it 3 years ago.