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Arnetta Yardbourgh: Ex-Girlfriend of NBA player Shaquille O’Neal

Who is Arnetta Yardbourgh?

Born in Houston, Texas, Arnetta Yardbourgh is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She became famous as Shaquille O’Neal’s ex-girlfriend, an NBA Basketball player.

In addition, Arnetta Yardbourgh is the founder and president of a coaching, wellness, and consulting firm, AY and Associstes, LLC.

Arnetta Yardbourgh Biography
Arnetta Yardbourgh Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameArnetta Marie Yardbourgh
Famous AsEx-Girlfriend of NBA player Shaquille O’Neal
BirthdayDecember 10, 1971
Age50 years old
Sun signVirgo
TraitsPositive: Practical, sensible, and loyal
Negative: Ruminative, critical, and stubborn
BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
ReligionChristianity
ParentsN/A
Marital statusSingle
SpouseShaquille O’Neal (Ex-boyfriend)
ChildrenTaahirah O’Neal (daughter)
ProfessionEntrepreneur 
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlonde
Height5 ft 8 inches
Weight121 lbs
Body Measurements34-26-35
Bra Cup SizeC
Shoe Size8 (US)
Net worthUSD 300k
Social mediaInstagram
Facebook

Interesting Facts

  • Arnetta got graduated from Judson High School in San Antonio, Texas, according to her educational credentials.
  • She went to the University of Houston.
  • She is now a Professional Life Coach at Otr Life Coaching, Inc.
  • Arnetta Yardbourgh was named President and Co-Owner of the Sugar Land Legends in 2012.
  • Arnetta Yardbourgh was in a relationship with National Basketball Association player Shaquille O’Neal. They had been in a relationship for four years, from 1992 to 1996.

Early Life and Childhood

Arnetta Marie Yardbourgh was born in Houston, Texas, on December 10, 1971. As of 2022, she is 50 years old.

Young Arnetta Yardbourgh
Young Arnetta Yardbourgh

Born under the sign of Virgo, Arnetta has an American nationality and mixed ethnicity. She graduated from Judson High School in San Antonio, Texas, and attended the University of Houston.

Arnetta Yardbourgh’s height is approximately 5ft. 8 inches. She is about 121 pounds. Her body measures 34-26-35 inches, and her bra cup size is 33 C. She is also fitness conscious. She has got black hair and dark brown eyes.

Relationships and Dating History

Arnetta Yardbourgh and Shaquille O’Neal

Arnetta Yardbourgh had been in a relationship with American formal basketball player Shaquille O’Neal. He is a member of the National Basketball Association. The couple started dating in high school. She also accompanied her ex Shaq at the 1992 NBA draft.

They dated for four years, from 1992 to 1996. She has not mentioned their relationship details about how they met or fell in love. She gave birth to their first child Taahirah O’Neal on July 18, 1996. Since then, they have maintained a civil relationship.

About Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal’s full name is Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal. He was born on March 6, 1972, in New Jersey, United States.

He is a former American professional basketball player and a sports analyst on the television program the NBA. His playing career was from 1992 to 2011.

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal

O’Neal was honored as one of the league’s greatest players of all time on the NBA 75th Anniversary. He is known as a Hall of Fame National Basketball Association player (NBA)

Besides Basketball, Shaq O’Neal is also a DJ and an electronic music producer. He appears in several films and is overgrown in his reality shows, Shaq’s Big Challenge, and Shaq Vs. he paired up with Shaq as an Anchor in The Big Podcast.

After ending his relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh, Shaq started to date and have a relationship with Shaunie, a television personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. They got married after four years of a relationship. After a few years, they got separated. Shaq and Shaunie reunited briefly but ultimately ended their marriage in 2009. The couple had four children.

After his divorce from Shaunie, Shaq started dating Laticia Lee Rolle in 2014 and broke up in 2018.

Arnetta Yardbourgh Daughter

Taahirah O’Neal was born on July 18 1996She was born in Orlando, Florida, United States.

Taahirah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oglethorpe University in 2019 with a faculty Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Politics and African American studies. 

Arnetta Yardbourgh and Shaquille O'Neal with their daughter, Taahirah O'Neal
Arnetta Yardbourgh and Shaquille O’Neal with their daughter, Taahirah O’Neal

She has been currently working as a communication associate analyst at PepsiCo. Additionally, she serves as a social media marketing and community outreach specialist.

Arnetta Yardbourgh Witnessed a Son Killing His Mother.

In May 2004, Arnetta Yardbourgh witnessed her housekeeper, Alice Williams, getting stabbed to death by her son at a suburban Houston home. The incident happened inside the property which Shaquille O’Neal owned at the time.

The police reported that the housekeeper woman Alice Williams who was 37 at that time, and her son, Tristan Williams, were cleaning the home when they began fighting.

Investigators stated that Tristan stabbed his mother several times with kitchen knives. Yardbourgh, who was at home, saw the stabbing and called authorities, reported police spokeswoman Pat Whitty.

At that time, Arnetta Yardbourgh and O’Neal were together, and their daughter Taahirah O’Neal was seven years old. But she was not at home when the incident happened.

Career

Arnetta Yardbourgh is an entrepreneur & philanthropist from the United States. She is the founder and president of a coaching, wellness, and consulting firm, AY and Associstes, LLC. The firm has been over 14 years now.

Arnetta Yardbourgh now
Arnetta Yardbourgh now

She also became the president and co-owner of The Sugar Land Legends, an ABA semi-professional men’s basketball team. And also she is an advocate of women in business as a certified woman-owned business (WBE).

Arnetta Yardbourgh loves working as an external coach with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and organizations. However, she never shies away from sporting events and opportunities to learn new industries. She is also a Makeup Artist at AYA Micro Scalp.

Arnetta Yardbourgh Net Worth

While her former partner Shaquille O’Neal comes under as one of the wealthiest athletes in the world, having a net worth of over USD 400 million. But Arnette Yardbourgh’s net worth is under review.

Her ex-boyfriend, Shaquille, earned USD 200 million from endorsements while playing in the NBA and other income sources like acting, podcasting, and shows.

Shaq O'Neal with his ex-girlfriend and daughter, Taahirah
Shaq O’Neal with Arnetta and daughter, Taahirah O’Neal

Even after years of his retirement, Shaq is still earning millions. He earns around USD 60 million annually from endorsements and various business endeavors. But Arnetta certainly couldn’t be anywhere near as rich as her former spouse.

It is estimated that Arnetta Yardbourgh has an estimated net worth of USD 300k. However, she has yet to disclose her salary, earnings, or property details to the public.

Social media

Arnetta Yardbourgh has yet to be so active on social media. However, she does have an account on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Arnetta Yardbourgh has an Instagram account with 30 followers and 60 followings.

However, Yardbourgh used to be more active on Facebook until the summer of 2021, when she still had more than enough posts and images of her general liking and her lifestyles, different campaigns, and programs of donations, friends, family, etc.

Arnetta Yardbourgh photo
Arnetta Yardbourgh photo

FAQs

Is Arnetta Yardbourgh Married now?

While Shaquille O’Neal didn’t stop finding a stable romantic partner and got married, the same is quite difficult to say about his ex-partner Yardbourgh. In fact, to this day, there’s a question as to whether she is married. Unfortunately, her social media handles also do not say much in this regard either.

Do Arnetta Yardbourgh and Shaquille O’Neal talk to each other?

Yes, they do. Although they broke up, they had a daughter, and since then, they have maintained a civil relationship.

Is Arnetta Yardbourgh On Social Media?

Arnetta Yardbourgh is less active on social media pages. She has an Instagram account with only four posts. However, Yardbourgh used to be more active on Facebook until the summer of 2021, when she still has posts and images of her general liking and her lifestyle, different campaigns, and programs of donations, friends, family, etc.

Is Arnetta Yardbourgh Rich?

Arnetta certainly couldn’t be anywhere near as rich as her former boyfriend, Shaq O’Neal. It is estimated that Arnetta Yardbourgh has an estimated net worth of USD 300k. However, she has yet to disclose her exact salary, earnings, or property details to the public.

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