Shante Broadus is an American entrepreneur who is married to the popular rapper Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. aka Snoop Dogg. From being high school sweethearts to becoming grandparents, the couple has a come a long way, facing several marital challenges together. As a loving and caring wife, Broadus has always stayed by her rapper husband’s side despite his infidelities. The couple’s marriage has been through some really tough times; they once even reached the verge of divorcing. However, they both decided to work on their marriage and stayed together. Shante Broadus has made appearances in the television series ‘Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream,’ ‘E! True Hollywood Story’ and ‘The Mo’Nique Show.’ She has also been the executive producer of a handful of projects. She is also an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who is actively involved in various charitable activities. As a popular celebrity wife with a strong marriage, she serves as an inspiration to many women who are struggling with marital issues and are looking to strengthen their relationships.
Childhood & Early Life
Shante Broadus was born on October 30, 1971 in California, USA. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
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Shante Broadus has made appearances in TV shows like ‘The Mo’Nique Show’ and ‘E! True Hollywood Story.’ In 2007, she appeared alongside her kids on her husband’s reality show ‘Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood’. She also featured in a documentary titled ‘Reincarnated’.
Relationship with Snoop Dogg
Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg started their relationship as high school sweethearts. They had two sons, Cordé and Cordell, before their marriage. They got married on June 12, 1997 at Marina Del Rey’s The Ritz Carlton. Broadus gave birth to their third child, daughter Cori, in 1999. With time, Snoop Dogg emerged as a highly popular rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Their marriage went through some difficult times and on May 21, 2004, Dogg filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In an interview, Snoop Dogg admitted to cheating on his wife multiple times during his music tours. However, after realizing the value of his wife, he withdrew his petition. Also, their daughter was diagnosed with lupus during this time and her condition prevented him from separating from his family.
Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg renewed their wedding vows on 12 January 2008. The vow renewal ceremony was a surprise for Broadus. In an interview with Larry King, the rapper stated that he was able to convince his wife to stay with him only after “a whole lot of begging and pleading …”
Snoop Dogg’s name was dragged into another cheating scandal when a woman named Celina Powell accused him of having an extramarital affair with her. In a tweet in July 2018, she implied that the rapper had a physical relationship with her.
However, amidst the ongoing controversy, Broadus flaunted a picture of her wedding ring on her Instagram account, implying that all was well between the couple. Despite many people called her husband a ‘cheater’, she didn’t utter a single word against him. The couple has been going strong despite the controversy. They even attended the 33rd Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular together in July 2018.
Besides being a mother of three, Shante Broadus is also a stepmother to Dogg’s child, Julian Corrie, from his relationship with a woman named Laurie Holmond. She is also a grandmother to Zion, the baby boy born to her son Corde and his girlfriend Jessica Kyzer. Broadus is close friends with the famous female rapper Mia X.
Controversies & Scandals
In 2008, Shante Broadus was arrested for driving under influence in Fullerton, California. However, she was later released with a citation as there’s no bail required for DUIs in Fullerton.
In 2009, a rumor stating that she has died circulated on the web. It was reported that Dogg hid her dead body in the basement of their house. The news went viral on social media. However, it was later discovered that the news was just a hoax and the celebrity wife was alive and well.