Fact Check: Is Shaquille O’Neal Dating 21-Year-Old Model? Debunking Viral Pics

Fact Check: Is Shaquille O’Neal Dating 21-Year-Old Model? Debunking Viral Pics

Viral photos of the NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal with a woman sent the internet into a frenzy, inciting speculations about her being his ’21-year-old new girlfriend’.

 Is Shaquille O’Neal Dating 21-Year-Old Model
Is Shaquille O’Neal Dating 21-Year-Old Model?

These first appeared on the My Mixtapez X account. The caption read, “NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, sighted during a trip with his 21-year-old girlfriend in Spain.” The crowd online reacted quickly as discussions about the age difference gained momentum.

Old Photos Taken In 2019

However, these photos date back to 2019 during Shaq’s visit to Spain where he performed as a DJ for Tomorrowland. At that time, Shaq was 47 years old.

27-year-old model Danielle Dilworth
27-year-old model Danielle Dilworth
  • The woman in the pictures has now been identified as 27-year-old model Danielle Dilworth, who stands 5’9 tall and has been seen traveling globally with Shaq.
  • Back in 2019, reports suggested that the unnamed woman was merely a part of Shaq’s friend circle on the yacht and not his girlfriend.
  • Despite his phenomenal performance on court, Shaquille O’Neal’s private life tells another story. He is known as a player who fulfilled all his basketball aspirations but struggled to maintain a happy family life once he left the court.


Tmz Broke The News First In 2019- See Below

Dated:  7/24/2019 8:22 AM PT

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Shaq Flexes On Baller Yacht In Spain
Photo: SplashNews.com

“Shaquille O’Neal Flexes On Baller Yacht In Spain” TMZ

Work hard, yacht harder!!!

  • After wrapping up a few DJ performances in Europe, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal decided to relax a bit on a big, ass yacht off the coast of Formentera, Spain.
  • The pics are great … look at Shaq DWARF the regular-sized people on the ship!
  • Also, weird that he’s diving into the water with his shoes on, right!?!
  • Of course, 47-year-old Shaq recently took his DJ skills to the Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium where he was spotted raging with the crowd after his set. He then jetted over to Croatia to perform at the POW WOW Festival at the Noa Beach Club on Monday.
  • He might not be playing in the NBA anymore, but Shaq works pretty damn hard during basketball season … hosting “Inside the NBA” every week with his pals, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.


 Shaq’S Current Romantic And Dating Details

  • In 2019, while strolling hand-in-hand with Annette ‘Annie’ Ilonzeh, a Nigerian American actor, Shaq caught the attention of eagle-eyed paparazzi. Given both of them are part of the world, it’s plausible that their paths crossed in industry events.
  • Annie, who embarked on her acting journey in the mid-2000s, has a portfolio of numerous television appearances, such as How I Met Your Mother, The Game, and American Horror Story. She is 11 years Shaq’s junior.
  • Although the couple doesn’t share about their relationship on Instagram, as of this moment, Shaq is still following Annie. They were caught on camera together for the last time in July 2022, leaving the status of their relationship unknown.
  • In the past, Shaq has also been involved with women like Arnetta Yardbourgh, the mother of his daughter Taahirah, Nicole ‘Hoopz’ Alexander, and Laticia Rolle. He even took a stab at online dating via Tinder at one point.


Shaquille O’Neal Bio

  • Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, known commonly as Shaq, is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.
  • Born: March 6, 1972 (age 52 years), Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Height: 2.16 m
  • Spouse: Shaunie O’Neal (m. 2002–2011)

    Shaunie Henderson Says Quote from Her Memoir About Ex Shaq Was 'Taken Out of Context' (Exclusive)
    From Left: Shaquille O’Neal and Shaunie Henderson in 2008. MICHAEL CAULFIELD/WIREIMAGE

  • Shoe size: 22
  • Children: Shareef O’Neal, Me’arah O’Neal, Myles B. O’Neal, Shaqir O’Neal, Amirah O’Neal, Taahirah O’Neal
    Weight: 147 kg

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