|How to do it Shaunie style...
According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami Heat superstar Shaquille O'Neal used to hand his soon-to-be-ex-wife a $7,000 stipend every month - which she then spent on her hair and groceries for other relatives.
And although she's asking a Miami-Dade County court for temporary support from the 7-footer as their divorce unfolds, Shaunie O'Neal, 33, is far from destitute.
The financial affidavit she recently filed shows that the mother of four kids with Shaq may be worth as much as $30 million.
Although neither former lovebird nor their lawyers commented, the paperwork shows Shaunie, who’s been hitched to the big man for five years, lists nearly $450,000 in cash and stocks as assets. The couple’s $25 million Star Island home in Miami Beach, a condo in L.A., a $3.95 million home in Orlando and another condo in Miami also figure on her balance sheet.
And, if you believe the same document, she invested in several businesses, including a Virginia developer ($250,000) and a Los Angeles eatery, Liberty Grill ($250,000).
An occasional reporter for Access Hollywood, Shaunie is far from being all business. She spends a whopping $2,500 a month of Shaq’s cash on her hair.
And the rest of the $7,000 a month, which she claims as her only income, ends up with Shaunie’s brother, parents and sister.
No. 32, who makes $20 million in Heat salary alone, in September filed for divorce with a complaint that called Shaunie "secretive" when it came to her money and hinted that she may have used marital funds without his knowledge. Rumors had it he found out she’d bought a home for a former boyfriend, although the recent filing shows no indication of that.