This article exploded a week ago on TMZ.com where Shaunie has actually filed a court order to try to have her kids appear on her new reality show. Basketball Wife star Shaunie O’Neal is thinking about money, and Shaquille O’Neal is only thinking of the best interest of the children. I personally think she should respect the feelings of her ex husband/ father of her children and find another way to generate income, because exploiting your children is just low down.
We heard the new reality show is a wholesome family show, but we all know how reality TV can get, and Shaq sure knows as well. I don’t think this should be a big issue let alone a courts issue.
According to TMZ:
Shaunie O’Neal is rushing to court this morning for an emergency order allowing her to put her kids on her new reality show … but ex-hubby, Shaquille O’Neal, is saying, “Over my dead body.”
Shaunie has a deal for a new reality show for VH1 — “The Shaunie Project.” It’s about life with her and her kids. But we’ve learned Shaq has put his big foot down, saying there’s no way he’ll allow their 4 kids to appear.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Shaunie has tried convincing Shaq that her show is just like “The Cosby Show” — good, wholesome, family fun. She told him one of the episodes will focus on Shaunie’s aversion to working out. The kids will convince her that working out is good and they’ll all run a 5K together. Forgive our cynicism, but it sounds like this show may be scripted.
Shaq is not buying it and feels there are too many pressures imposed by producers — to be able to keep the show wholesome. He’s convinced the show will end up showcasing a dysfunctional family that will hurt his kids, some of whom are already struggling in school. Shaq believes no good can come from cameras in the home.
We’re told Shaunie will tell the judge she needs an emergency order so she can meet her deadlines — filming is scheduled to start the first week of January.
TMZ.com sure got the tea on this story, and we are watching the outcome of this story because reality TV is just too much. Shaunie will put her kids under national scrutiny, and we are siding with Shaq on this issue. The NBA player might have made some mistakes in the past, but he doesn’t play about his children. We behind you Shaq.