Annie Ilonzeh is an actress and model who previously dated Lakers legend Shaq O Neal. Ilonzeh and Shaq were in a relationship for over a year in 2021.

In January 2019, Annie Ilonzeh and Shaq O'Neal were seen holding hands. Later in June, they were discovered as a couple.

Shaq O'Neal's then-girlfriend, Annette Ngozi Ilonzeh, is a professional actress. Annie is famous for her role as Maya Ward on the daytime soap opera General Hospital which aired on ABC.

Annie Ilonzeh was born in Grapevine, Texas, on August 23, 1983. Because her father is a Nigerian of Igbo descent, Annie is a Nigerian-American actress.

Annie graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School. Later, after graduation, she made her television debut in an episode of the famous sitcom How I Met Your Mother in 2007, which aired on CBS.

Annie Ilonzeh and Shaq O'Neal Dated In 2021

The relationship between Annie Ilonzeh and Shaq O'Neal gained the spotlight after they were spotted on a beach in Spain in 2021.

Annie Ilonzeh and Shaq O'Neal spotted holding hands in January.
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In January, Annie and Shaq were also caught holding hands. In June, Shaq was publicly seen with a mystery woman when he arrived at Chelsea hotpot Jue Lan Club around 8:30 pm.

He had been addressing the mystery woman as his date and showed his generous side to his date by paying the bill for the entire eatery.

The pair had Beijing Chicken, Shrimp tempura, and chicken satay for dinner. As per Page Six, an insider told them that all of the ordering was done by Shaq's date.

At the end of the night, Shaq ended up paying a massive amount of $25,000 when he decided to pay bills for everyone who was dining at the same restaurant, Jue Lan Club.

Inside Shaq O'Neal Past Relationships

From marrying his first wife, Shaunie Nelson, to dating his current girlfriend, Annie Ilonzeh, the sports analyst for Inside the NBA, has often gone through many failed relationships.

Despite being one of the most remarkable members of NBA history, Shaq O'Neal, however, had some tough relationships over the years. 

Shaq dated Arnetta Yardbourgh since 1992

Shaq O'Neal with his first wife Arnetta Yardborough and their first child together Taahirah O'Neal.
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Shaq was first rumored to be dating Arnetta Yardbourgh in 1992. The couple was doing well and was happy with their relationship.

After being together for four years, Arnetta gave birth to their daughter Tahirah on July 18, 1996. Unfortunately, the couple parted ways in the same year Tahirah was born. 

However, as responsible parents, Shaq and Arnetta raised their daughter well by creating a homely atmosphere.

For the sake of their daughter, Shaq and Arnetta still share a warm and friendly relationship.

On December 26, 2002, O'Neal tied the knot with his first wife, Shaunie Nelson

After the basketball champion joined the Los Angeles Lakers, the relationship between Shaq and Shaunie started.

The couple then had a private wedding at Beverly Hills Hotel with only 248 people as their guests for the wedding. The couple then lived with their six children in a 31,000-square-foot home they bought in Florida.

Shaq O'Neal with his first wife Shaunie O'Neal. The couple had 4 kids together.
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After nearly five years of marriage, Shaq filed a petition under his wife, Shaunie mentioning " the marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken".

Even though Shaunie dismissed the filing, she filed for separation in Los Angeles later. She stated that there were citing irreconcilable differences.

After having four children and a withdrawn divorce, the couple officially ended their relationship on November 10, 2009.

A year after his divorce, Shaq started dating reality TV star, Nicole Alexander

Nicole Alexender and Shaq O'Neal shared a huge height difference.
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The former NBA star started and reality TV show contestant Nicole Alexender began to see each other back in 2010.

Best known for her roles in Flavor of love and I Love Money, Nicole was madly in love with the basketball star. The couple stayed in a live-in relationship in the Boston area.

Later in 2012, the couple officially split after being spotted in a heated argument at a gymnastics training center in Orlando, Floria.

After four years of relationship with model Laticia Rolle, the couple parted ways in March 2018

Two years after breaking up with Nicole, Shaq O'Neal started dating Laticia Rolle in 2014.

Laticia is a model, and an influencer with over thousands of followers on her Instagram handle. She is often said to be a big fan of basketball.

Shaq with his previous girlfriend Laticia Rolle as they attend 2017 NBA awards.
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The Eckerd College alumna is also multitalented. As a well-known model, she did some content writing and even worked as a podcaster.

In 2017, Nicole shared a picture of a beautiful diamond ring. However, The couple parted ways in 2018.

Annie Ilonzeh Previously Had Two Relationships

The American actress had gone through two past relationships before she dated her current boyfriend, Shaq O'neal.

However, as compared to her boyfriend Shaq O'Neal's relationship. Annie had very few relationships over the years.

Past Relationship with Brandon T Jackson 

Annie Ilonzeh was first rumored to be dating actor and comedian Brandon T Jackson.
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The Nigerian-American actress was once told to be dated the American actor and stand-up comedian Brandon T Jackson.

It seems that the actress and the comedian had kept their relationship entirely private, as there is no news or article about them to be found.

However, the actor and actress duo were officially in love and had a long-time relationship.

Daniel Kyri

Annie and Daniel behind the scenes of their movie together 'Chicago Fire'.
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Annie also dated actor and writer Daniel Kyri. Daniel is well known for works on movies like 'The T (2018), 'Chicago P.D (2014), and 'Chicago Fire ' (2012)

It is estimated that the couple started dating back in 2019 after they were seen calling "Mom and Dad" to each other on their Instagram profile.

One could see the closeness and some chemistry between the two actors.