Pimp By Blood: Shaunie Says Fans Took Her Words Out Of Context, Then Doubles Down On Not Being In Love With Shaq

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Shaq humbly responded to the line in his ex-wife Shaunie Henderson’s memoir in which she questioned whether she was ever truly “in love” with him.

In her book, “UNDEFEATED: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms” that was released on May 7, she wrote, “Looking back, I don’t know that I was ever really in love with the man.”

Henderson and Shaq separated in 2009 after a course of infidelity that Shaq admitted to in his own memoir released in 2011, “Shaq Uncut: My Story.”

Prior to the release of her memoir, Henderson told People that she was “nervous” to publicly write about Shaq because anything involving him is “always a sketchy thing because of who he is.” But, at the end of the day, she deemed it was important to “share this journey” and give some clarity against the “misconception” of her.

But after experiencing a ton of social media backlash, Shaunie refused to let that be that.  She’s pimping all of the FREE attention for everything it’s worth. On Friday, Henderson cleared the air over the quote to People, saying it was “taken out of context.”

“My book is my truth, and when I was talking to my friend yesterday, I was like, developing an opinion and a comment from content with no context will show you a lot of people’s intelligence and unintelligence, right?” she said. “There was no context to just that one quote that I said, and I think that sadly, people are taking my words out of context.”

“When you love somebody, you love somebody, but to be in love with somebody is a different feeling, and I will be honest, I didn’t realize that until I found the love of my life right now and I’m in this marriage,” she said. “I’m like, oh my gosh. It’s a different feeling.”

Fans once again responded with distaste: 

“So she tells her children she shares with Shaq, I never was in love with your father. She is also a so-called First Lady of a Church with her current husband. She owes Shaq everything, unfortunately she has no self-respect, or respect for her children or ex-husband who put her on the map and afford…
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“She wanted to sell books so she said something noteworthy about the famous guy without whom she would be working as a waitress at Dennys. She doesn’t care about her children”

Kissy's Thoughts

What Shaunie is experiencing is what I know about most people in relationships. They don’t really know what REAL LOVE is because they’ve never experienced it. I usually see this behavior in men. Which is why they go from woman to woman.  They are unknowingly searching for this feeling of love. Which is why ultimately people say “commit to the relationship, not the person.”  It’s the only way for most to stay together because they ether don’t feel real love or don’t have the tools to maintain that love.

Shaunie I’m sure tried to love Shaq. But the cheating stopped her from truly bonding with him. Not to mention that many people overlook the IMPORTANTANCE fo the feeling of love, because mot people can’t tune into it. It often requires a high spatial compact and a connection to GOD in order to experience. .

So, I definitely understand what she means. Yet, it is what it is.  That admission in the book may be her truth, but it’s also payback for Shaq cheating and embarrassing her.  It’s also a salute to her King, her new husband pastor Keion Henderson who made her feel love.