In his new interview on “The Pivot,” Shaq is offering a level of transparency that is authentic and refreshing.

The NBA legend talked about a number of things on and off the court including his marriage to Shaunie O’Neal.

The 50-year-old admitted that he “had it all” during his 9-year marriage to Shaunie O’Neal and he also admits, “I know I messed up.”

I had the perfect situation. 

Wife was finer than a mug. Kept giving me babies…still finer than a mug. 

I had it all. Just sometimes you – and I don’t make excuses – I know I messed up. 

You know, when I didn’t have that – I don’t like to use the ‘D-word’ [depression] because I really don’t know what it is but, I was lost. 

See the original clip below.

Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.

Shaq and Shaunie tied the knot in 2002 and welcomed 5 beautiful children during their union.

They divorced in 2011.

The dedicated mother, businesswoman, and “Basketball Wives” star got engaged to Pastor Keon Henderson on November 11, 2021.

Shaq has been dating, but he has not remarried.

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