Well, can’t say I’m surprised at this, but, Shaquille O’Neal and girlfriend of two years, Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, have broken up. The former reality star confirmed to the Boston Globe, last Friday, that the two did, in fact, end their relationship.
According to the Globe, “The two met in 2010 and lived in Sudbury together while Shaq played for the team. They left the local ’burbs when he retired, and have been living in Florida. Alexander was back in Boston with Shaq just a few weeks ago when he was called to the North Shore filming scenes for Adam Sandler’s local comedy sequel, “Grown Ups 2,” in which he plays a security guard. Alexander told us in 2011, shortly after moving to town, that she took to Sudbury because it reminded her of her hometown in suburban Michigan.”
Some other reports have surfaced suggesting the couple called it quits after getting into a heated argument in front of several children at a gymnastics training center in Orlando, Florida. In fact, it was Shaq who ended things. He had been embarrassed by Nicole’s public outburst and made the decision he had had enough.
This isn’t his first, perhaps nor his last, spout of relationship woes. He was previously married to Shaunie O’Neil for seven years before divorcing in 2009. At the time, she accused him of cheating. The couple have five children together.
Well, do you guys think Shaq and Hoopz will get back together?
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