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Who Is Myles O’Neal? 5 Cool Things About Shaq’s StepSon!

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As a man who never met or cared much for his own biological father, Shaquille O’Neal has always valued the presence of a stable stepfather. This philosophy was also transferred to his own family as Shaunie Nelson’s other child from another marriage Myles O’Neal and another daughter named Taahirah O’Neal from a different marriage make Shaquille O’Neal their step-father. O’Neal married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002. The couple has four children (Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah), although Nelson has a son from a previous relationship: Myles O’Neal. NBA player Shaquille O’Neal is also the stepfather to his stepdaughter: Taahirah O’Neal ( whose mother is Arnetta Yardbourgh). In this article, we specifically look at the life, upbringing, and career of Myles O’Neal. 

Myles O’Neal: 5 Bio Facts! (Plus Net Worth And Modeling) 

Myles O’Neal Biography:

Shaquille O’Neal had four biological children with his ex-wife, Shaunie Nelson. One day after Christmas, in 2002, O’Neal confirmed the “yes, I do”, before Shaunie Nelson with whom he had four children: Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir and Me’arah. After five years of marriage, the couple decided to end their relationship and the divorce was finalized on September 4, 2007, Shaunie got custody of the children and they agreed that Shaq could visit them at any time.

1. Shareef O’Neal is Myles O’Neal’s eldest brother:

The young man is 22 years old and follows in his father’s footsteps: he is one of the promises of the NBA. Unfortunately, in 2018 he had to undergo a heart operation that put his sports career on hold. But after a long recovery process, he is at 100% and is willing to give everything on the pitch. With his first season at UCLA coming to an end, he asked to transfer to the LSU Tigers (of the Southeastern Conference), the university for which his father played.

2. Amirah O’Neal is Myles O’Neal’s eldest sister:

Amirah Sanaa O’Neal was born on November 13, 2001, she is currently 20 years old and is part of the sports-loving family. She is an American basketball player who attended the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. She and she will now join her brother at LSU, choosing the Tigers as her college choice.

3. Shaqir O’Neal is Myles O’Neal’s second brother:

Shaqir O’Neal was born on April 19, 2003, he is currently 19 years old and is also following in the footsteps of his father and older brother. He is an American basketball player who attends Crossroads in Santa Monica, California.

4. Me’arah O’Neal is Myles O’Neal’s second sister:

Me’arah O’Neal was born in Miami on May 1, 2006, she is currently 14 years old and, like the rest of her siblings, she is also a basketball player. She attends Crossroads in Santa Monica, California.

5. Then came Shaq’s step kids Taahirah and Myles O’Neal:

In addition to Taahirah, Shaq’s only child with Arnetta Yardbourgh.; and of the four children he had with Shaunie Nelson; Shaquille also regards Myles, Shaunie’s son from a previous relationship, as a son.

All of Shaq’s children grew up on Star Island, in Miami, Florida. On September 4, 2007, O’Neal divorced his wife after five years of marriage. According to the prenuptial agreement they signed, Shaunie got custody of the children and Shaq had free access to visit them at any time. The Lakers championship player argued that the “marriage between both parties is irreparably broken.” Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and the divorce had been withdrawn. However, Shaunie filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences on November 10, 2009, after their initial divorce in 2007. 

Where is Myles O’Neal now? What has Myles O’Neal been upto?

Myles O’Neal is a millionaire at 24 years old:

Myles O’Neal, is a self-made millionaire whose net worth is $1.5 million at the moment. This is a huge amount considering he hasn’t tried his luck in basketball but instead went towards becoming a DJ, entertainer and has even done modeling for some of the biggest brands in the world. 

The biggest brands in the world that Myles was able to concoct a gig with include Dolce & Gabbana (for their Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 show in Italy) and the New York Fashion Week for ‘Descendant of Thieves’.

Working for Givenchy, Michael Kors, and Under Armor, Myles would have made a significant amount of money from there as well. 

Myles O’Neal was always into fashion:

It all started one day when a younger Myles and his family were leaving a Beverly Hills hotel and spotted Pharell Williams. Myles admired the singer’s eccentric look, impressed by his sense of style and it became a defining moment for Shaq’s young son. The lure of being an NBA star couldn’t bring him to the court. His inclination towards fashion was too strong.

Myles debuted as a model at the spring 2018 show during Milan Fashion Week. It may have been his first show, but one look at his Instagram is enough to say that Shaq’s offspring has always had it.

Myles O’Neal’s father Shaq and mother Shaunie fully supported his first global campaign:

A supermodel in the making, last year, the then 23-year-old son of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and his ex-wife Shaunie sure complemented their son: Myles O’Neal. 

Myles recently modeled a cool jacket for the American luxury brand Coach. Proud that he was going to be recruited, the model was the first to go to Instagram to share a couple of images from the photoshoot. The young man wore a yellow jacket from Coach’s new Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring collection and his parents couldn’t stop talking about him becoming a part of the campaign. 

The colorful jacket had endless black and orange patterns. The second photo in the post showed Myles holding a printed figure of the beloved cartoon mouse on his shoulders.

Shaq, meanwhile, took to his Instagram to show how proud he is of his son. In the post he praised Myles. “Wow, my son is doing great things,” said the loving Basketball HOF father.

Shaunie also couldn’t help but share the photos on her Instagram. The 48-year-old mother of 5 congratulated her son on landing his first global campaign for the fashion brand.

To carry on the legacy one would naturally be inclined to think that the son of a former NBA star would automatically follow in his famous father’s footsteps, But Myles’s story has always been different. 

Social media presence and TV appearances:

Shaquille O’Neal’s step-son might not boast the same Instagram stats as his famous dad as Shaquille O’Neal has over 23 million followers on his Instagram but Myles has a pretty good following (247k) on his Instagram too. 

The 24-year-old has also bloomed on some big shows such as Basketball Wives, The Hills: New Beginnings, Shaunie’s Home Court, and Shaq Life. The current model who is endorsed by Givenchy, Michael Kors, and Under Armor has joined the show ‘Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules’, which features eight celebrity children staying and working on a ranch.

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