- Nov 10, 2006
Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can "take [their] time" and live at home while his sons "got to go" when they turn 18
O'Neal and his ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal share four kids together — Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir and Me'arah — while Shaunie has a son, Myles, from a previous relationship, and O'Neal has a daughter, Taahirah, with his former girlfriend, Arnetta Yardbourgh.
"I like my girls a little bit better," O'Neal admits. "Because as a man you have to protect, provide and love your woman."
"I trust them more because they're more sensitive, they're more caring and they're thinkers," he adds of his daughters. "You know how boys are. My boys, you bring something in front of them and they're gone."
"I tell my boys when y'all get 18 you all got to go. Girls can stay as long as they want," he continues.
Asked if the former athlete was sincere in his response, O'Neal replies, "I'm dead serious."
"[The girls] can stay as long as y'all want, take your time. Go to college, get your master's, get your doctorate, I'll pay for it, take your time," he says.