Despite Shaunie O’ Neal recently filing for seperation from her husband Shaquille O’ Neal due to irreconcilable differences (although their were rumors speculating about infidelity issues) according to Mrs. O’ Neal she still has a lot more to accomplish. She has now earned herself the title as an executive producer. VH1 has choosen her for a new VH1 reality series “Basketball Wives”. It is an eight-episode 30 minute series that will follow the lives of six basketball wives/girlfriends (who I hear are all entrepreneurs) as they juggle life in the limelight, motherhood, and their careers. Check out the press release below:
VH1 has teamed up with the wives and girlfriends of some of the NBA’s most elite players to give the viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous life of a professional basketball player’s wife in VH1’s original series, “Basketball Wives.” Production is set to begin on the series in December 2009. The eight-episode 30-minute series is set to premiere on March 15, 2010.This series is about the insider life of the wives, girlfriends and a few ex-wives of some of the biggest ballers in the game. These ladies live the life. But living the high life is not all glamour. In order to protect it, they have to deal with the jealousies and dramas of living in — and staying in — the inner circle. They must also keep the groupies at bay while their husbands and boyfriends are traveling… wondering if their spouses are being faithful to them.The cast is filled with the wives and ex-wives of superstars including Jennifer Williams (wife of Eric Williams), Evelyn Lozada (ex-fiancé of Antoine Walker), Mesha O’Neal (wife of Jermaine O’Neal), Royce Reed, Faith Rain (Udonis Haslem’s girlfriend) and Shaunie O’Neal (wife of Shaquille O’Neal) who will also serve as Executive Producer on the series.Having been around these remarkable women for several years, I have always recognized that behind every NBA star is a strong, exceptional woman, one who must deal with the unique challenges of being married to the game as well as the player. I am happy to be teaming with Shed Media and VH1 in bringing this entertaining and enlightening world to television,” stated Shaunie O’Neal, executive producer for “Basketball Wives” and wife of NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.
The last thing we need is another reality series but you have to admit this sounds pretty interesting. Congrats to Shaunie!