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NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal was gong to dinner with fitness model and Instagram influencer Brittany Renner. Shaq’s dating history has always been a little bit of a mystery. He was long associated with film marketer Shaunie O’Neal, whom he married in 1996. However, the couple divorced in 2007, something that Shaq blamed on former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. Most recently, Shaq was seen with actress Annie Ilonzeh.

Meanwhile, Renner, who has five million followers on Instagram, has a long history of dating athletes. Her partners include Colin Kaepernick, Ben Simmons, James Harden, and P.J. Washington. Furthermore, she has also been linked with the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz. Her relationship with Washington, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets, is her most notable one. Renner and Washington have a son together, who was born in 2021. However, the pair split in 2022.

Shaq Denies Renner Dinner Was A Date

Footage obtained by TMZ showed Shaq and Renner arriving at a Beverly Hills hotel for dinner around 6pm on June 5. The meal reportedly lasted around two hours, with both diners in good spirits. Afterward, the pair left separately around 8pm. However, sources from both camps have told TMZ in the strongest terms that the pair are not dating. Instead, they have been friends for some time and were merely catching up over dinner. Reportedly, it was reiterated several times to TMZ that the dinner was purely platonic.

However, another connection does exist between the pair. Shaunie O’Neal is serving as an executive producer for the upcoming season of Basketball Wives, which Renner is rumored to be a member of the cast for. Despite this, sources told TMZ that no cameras appeared to be present for Renner’s dinner with the producer’s ex-husband. As reported by TMZ, there is nothing to read into this story except two friends having dinner in LA. Follow all the latest celebrity sightings news here at HotNewHipHop.