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Shaunie O'Neal Gushes About Engagement: It's Her First Official Proposal!

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on November 17, 2021 at 10:42 AM EST

Ladies and gentlemen, kindly raise your glasses in celebration as cupid has struck again! Shaunie O'Neal is officially off the market with a dazzling diamond ring on her finger.

"The Basketball Wives" star recently accepted a romantic proposal from her boyfriend, Pastor Keion Henderson. 

The TV personality got candid with PEOPLE about the joyous occasion, and the 46-year-old bride-to-be couldn't hold back her excitement.

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Shaunie O'Neal Was Overwhelmed By Her First Official Proposal 

Shaunie's rise to fame occurred during her marriage with the NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal. The pair were blessed with four wonderful children, while the reality TV star had another child from a previous relationship.

Given her relationship history, one would assume the mother-of-five has experienced it all; however, the TV producer recently received her first official marriage proposal.

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The "Shaunie's Home Court" star revealed this shocking detail while gushing about Henderson's magical proposal to the news outlet. She said:

"This was one of the most magical and special days of my life, being someone that had never officially been proposed to — like no down on one knee and asked 'will you marry me' moment."

The entrepreneur confessed that she never believed she could experience a relationship as wonderful as her romance with the preacher.

The 46-year-old sang her fiance's praises as she wished to experience his perfect proposal repeatedly. The "Basketball Wives LA" star described her man as a "wise, supportive, and extraordinary man of God."

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The bride-to-be admitted that Henderson had changed her life in various ways with his upstanding qualities and love for Shaunie's children.

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Pastor Keion Henderson Is Head Over Heels For "The Basketball Wives" Star

The love between the TV personality and the honorable pastor appears to be quite strong as the man of God sang his fiancee's praises to People.

The 40-year-old revealed that no woman has ever loved him the way Shaunie did. "The Shift" author stated that the VH-1 star brought out the best version of him, including his possessive side. In his words:

"I've never met a more supportive person in my life. There is an inseparable connection that is undeniable between Shaunie and I. I am unwilling to let anyone else occupy her space."

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Henderson mentioned that the couple's mutual love and respect for each other expanded their "growth and humility." This was why the author believed the couple's engagement was only the beginning.

The lovebirds got engaged on a tropical island at 11:11 p.m on November 11. The 11/11 theme was significant to the pair as they would "call, text, or pray" together daily at that time.

The romantic night didn't end there! After popping the question with a gorgeous "4.22-karat radiant-cut diamond ring," the preacher ended the magical moment with a fireworks show.

Henderson knew how to please a woman with charming gestures, and his knowledge may be a product of his previous marriage.

As reported by SK POP, the man of God was once tied to Felicia Henderson from 2015 to 2016. The former couple's marriage was also blessed with a beautiful daughter.

The reason for the ex-partners' separation is shrouded in mystery, but sources claimed the motivational speaker was the one who filed for divorce.

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