Shaquille O’Neal's Ex-Wife 'Basketball Wives' Star Shaunie Had The Best Christmas Ever Because Of This

Shaquille O’Neal's Ex-Wife 'Basketball Wives' Star Shaunie Had The Best Christmas Ever Because Of This
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All is well in Shaunie O'Neal land, and she had the best Christmas ever for a straightforward reason -- her baby boy, Shareef O’Neal, is healthy and strong and is back home with his family.

The former wife of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal took to social media, and she posted an adorable photo where she is sitting next to all her children in front of a giant gingerbread house.

The Basketball Wives star is smiling from ear to ear and rightfully so because just days before this -- her teen son, Shareef, underwent surgery to resolve an irregularity with his heart.

The TV personality and producer shared an emotional message asking for prayers: "This morning was by far my toughest moment being a Mom. If only I could take his place today. Could I at least go with him in that operating room and hold his hand. Separating from him as he was wheeled off to surgery was heartbreaking. THATS MY BABY! I don’t care how old, how big, how grown my kids get I still want to protect them. I had no control over any of this. But there is a God, I trust and believe He is in there with my baby right now and has complete control.
#prayforreef ??❤️ @shareefoneal #mybaby."

Fans are delighted to see the O’Neal family together and celebrating the holidays.

One person said: "Hi Shaunie! Is that the son that had heart surgery few weeks ago?? #LookatGod @shaunieoneal5 Merry Christmas! I have been a fan of yours for years, even before Basketball Wives! I saw you at a basketball tournament (Tarkanian Classic) at Bishop Gorman HS, two years ago. I regret not speaking and asking for the picture that I so wanted with you! If I ever see you again, I'm going to make it count????You're so beautiful inside and out.♥️"

Another commenter wrote: "I can't believe you birthed so many kids ..what a blessing ..Merry Christmas and Happy New Year @shaunieoneal5 Praying for a speedy recovery & healing for your baby! You have a beautiful family hope you have lot's of blessings come your way this New year. ????"

This third supporter said: "Hello just wondering how your son is coming along since his surgery? Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. I hope your son is doing well. Sending love and prayers."

Shareef plans to get back to playing basketball very soon.

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  • Dianne Flute George
    Dianne Flute George Dec 29, 2018 8:57 PM PST

    Happy Holidays! I'm over the moon that your son is home and healing. I know exactly how you felt during the surgery. I felt the same way with my child. I cried like a baby. I've watched u since you 1st got married and I admire you imenesly. Keep on keeping it real n ladylike.

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