Meet Shaq’s New Live-In Girlfriend (Future Wife?)

Monday Shaquille O’Neal was in St. Louis for Albert Pujols‘ annual charity golf tournament. Afterwards, O’Neal and friends retired to the suburban Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine and Hookah Lounge for dinner.

Shaq and Hoopz

Lounge owner Sam David told the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH that while the NBA player was in his establishment, he may have made a monumental commitment.

“I think he may have proposed to his girlfriend,” Sam David said today. “He brought a chair into the middle of the dance floor and he put a ring on her finger.”

David said he did not know the name of the woman who was with Shaq, nor of any of the others in the new Boston Celtics center’s entourage.

So if David’s story is true, who is the lucky lady?

Shaq at St. Louis Restaurant Sahara

Multiple sources told me today that O’Neal is currently dating I Love Money reality show contestant Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander.

I’ve also been informed that O’Neal has spent much of his summer in Alexander’s hometown of Maryville, TN. In fact, the current Celtic now has a home with Alexander in Maryville’s Royal Oaks golf community.

O’Neal is less than six months removed from finalizing a divorce from Shaunie O’Neal, his former wife of seven years.

With Shaq on the rebound, I’m not so sure wifing a woman from rural Tennessee who recently appeared on a reality show called I Love Money is a grand idea.

But that’s me.

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