The NBA star's estranged wife files for access to his financial records

By People Staff
November 09, 2007 01:05 PM
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It’s getting nasty.

Shaquille O’Neal’s estranged wife Shaunie is demanding access to detailed financial records from the NBA superstar.

According to the documents filed in Miami on Oct. 30 and posted on, Shaunie, 32 – a local TV personality – is requesting copies of the basketball star’s $20-million-a-year contract with the Miami Heat and all tax records. She’s also seeking a thorough accounting of their household expenses, everything from school tuition to “pet expenses,” “lunch money” and “vitamins.”

But it was Shaq, 35, who first accused his wife of financial funny business. When the basketball star filed for divorce in September, the petition claimed his wife-of-five-years had 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 the marriage.

The couple, who wed in 2002, have four children together: Shareef, 7, Amirah, 5, Shaqir, 4, and Me’Arah, 1. Shaq also has a daughter, Taahirah, from an earlier relationship and Shaunie has a son, Myles.