Shaquille O'Neal recently revealed he was a 'serial cheater' in the wake of the Ime Udoka scandal, recalling that he cheated multiple times on his ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal, but also stating that he felt bad after losing his family due to his bad decisions.
Well, Shaq has been learning lessons since he was very young, especially with women. Sure, he keeps shooting his shot with ladies, as he did with Megan Thee Stallion or Rocsi Diaz. He always had a taste for women and sometimes took things a little too far, being called out for telling lies.
21 years ago, the Big Diesel shot a commercial with supermodel Cindy Crawford. They looked great together and seemed to have big chemistry, but Shaq decided to tell a big lie about his relationship with the supermodel. During an appearance on Los Angeles' Power 106-FM, Shaq claimed that he slept with Crawford while also claiming he got intimate with tennis star Venus Williams and R&B icon Aaliyah.
Shaquille O'Neal Once Claimed He Slept With Cindy Crawford, Venus Williams And Aaliyah But Was Forced To Apologize After The 3 Women Denied It
Such a big claim, with three high-profile names, quickly reached the girls' ears, and they were quick to deny all of that. Venus Williams even issued a statement saying she had never met Shaq, and if he was joking about her in that manner, it was very bad of him.
“I categorically and unequivocally deny that I have ever had a sexual relationship with Shaquille O’Neal,” Williams’ statement began. “I don’t even know him. I’ve only met Shaquille once a few years ago, when attending an L.A. Lakers game. If Shaquille made the statement as a joke, it was in very bad taste, and I am definitely offended. I think that he should use better judgment in the future, particularly where one’s reputation is concerned,” per ESPN.
O'Neal would go on to apologize for his comments, saying that he was just joking when he made those claims. He called himself 'a comedian' and said he was sorry if he hurt anybody's feelings with his words.
“Those who know me know I’m a comedian. The guys who were with me in the studio knew that I was laughing, but I guess they didn’t take it as a joke, and I apologize,” O’Neal said.
“I am sorry, Venus. I am sorry, Cindy Crawford. I am sorry, Aaliyah. Those that know me, my good friends, know I’m a comedian, and if I hurt your feelings, I apologize,” he added.
Seeing how well he did with women, it was crazy to see that Shaq had to lie or joke about sleeping with ladies that didn't even meet him. Well, that was a big lesson he had to learn, and after that, things were fine for the Big Diesel.
Now, he's older and still trying to make moves with ladies. It's unclear if they've worked, but Shaq isn't stopping trying to conquer beautiful women whenever he has the chance.