Shaquille O’Neal, the 7-foot-1 giant who made a career of destroying people down low and clanking freethrows, was recently seen with his 5-2 girlfriend Nicole ‘Hoopz’ Alexander in Calabasas, California. The two were holding hands, shopping and canoodling. It wasn’t the hand holding that caused a scene, but the huge height difference between O’Neal and Alexander.
The couple has been dating since 2010 and reportedly shared a residence in Massachusetts, where O’Neal had been playing basketball for the Boston Celtics. He retired earlier this year. Alexander, 28, starred in Vh1 competition reality show “I Love Money,” on which she won S250,000. She is also known for winning rapper Flavor Flav’s heart on his reality show.
In 2007, O’Neal divorced Shaunie O’Neal, with whom he has four children (He also has one from a previous relationship). The two married in 2002.