Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg are one of Hollywood’s longest running couples. Broadus has been with her husband since high school and the two have battled through a lot of ups and downs. After the two almost divorced a few years ago, they found love together once again. They overcame one of their children being diagnosed with lupus and Snoop hasn’t been the only one to deal with legal issues. Read on for all the details on Shante Broadus and her marriage to Uncle Snoop …
1. Shante Broadus & Snoop Filed for Divorce and Then Remarried
Snoop married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997. Shante was with Snoop from the very beginning, before he amassed a net worth of $135 million. Shante and Snoop Lion were married on June 14, 1997 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California. Both the bride and groom wore all white.
On May 21, 2004, Snoop filed for divorce from his wife, citing irreconcilable differences. Snoop explained why to MTV:
I was trying to get a divorce, but I went back home and I fell back in love with my wife and kids. A lot of times you get cloudy. This music industry is a mother, man, and it’ll take your vision and blur it. But God is good, so I understand that I need my wife and my kids in my life — so I threw the papers away. I don’t want to get a divorce. So if you hear about a divorce, it’ll be my wife divorcing me; it won’t be me divorcing her. … And I made a mistake, so I’m trying to get back right.
Snoop admitted to being too caught up in the Hollywood scene, the girls, and the partying, rather than his wife. Fortunately, he realized that what he had with his wife was irreplaceable.
The couple renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008 on Charlie Wilson’s 20-acre ranch. The vow renewal was a surprise for Shante, but their 200 guests were fully aware of the plan. Snoop told Larry King how he got his wife back:
A whole lot of begging and pleading … it was up to me to try to put it back together, because I’m the one who said I didn’t want to be a part of it no more … It’s hard now to this day. It’s still hard because there’s a lot of, you know — there’s a lot of roller coaster to a relationship. You know, we’ve been together for 17 or 18 years. We’ve been married for 10 years … but, at the same time, it’s like, you know, some people in life are chosen for you. And I feel like we’re chosen for each other.
2. Broadus Starred on her Husband’s Reality Show Snoop’s Father Hood
From 2007 to 2009, Snoop, his wife and his family starred on their own reality show Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood Have a look at a clip from the show above.
3. “Boo” Is Snoop’s Secret Code for His Wife
When Snoop had his reality show, he opened up about the relationship he has with his wife. Because Snoop often raps about girls and sex, it may make a woman feel insecure, so whenever he calls a woman “boo” in his songs, it’s in honor of his wife. Shante Broadus is also known as “Boss Lady.”
4. Daughter Cori Was Dianosed With Lupus
Broadus and husband Snoop have three children together: sons Cordé (born 1994) and Cordell (born 1997), and daughter Cori (born 1999). Snoop calls his daughter Cori “Choc”, son Cordell “Rook”, and his oldest son Corde is called “Spank”. Daughter Cori was diagnosed with Lupus when she was about 6 years old. People writes:
It all began when they noticed a light spot on the face of Cori, then 6 years old. Weeks later, the daughter of Snoop Dogg and wife Shanté Broadus was losing drastic amounts of weight and her hair was falling out.
Shante told the publication:
No one could tell me what was wrong. They drew tons of blood and said she has old-person cells. They gave her all kinds of [medication]. But she went downhill.
Fortunately, Cori was properly diagnosed and now leads a great, healthy life. However, her parents are hard on her when it comes to dating. According to Teen Vogue, Cori says:
My mom is like, ‘You can’t get a boyfriend until you’re 18.’ Then my dad says, ‘You can’t get a boyfriend until you’re 77.’ I’m like, ‘Yo, when I’m 77, I’m going to be wrinkled!
Cori is following in her dad’s footsteps and has already released three singles, two of which her dad appears in … and she’s only a teenager.
As for Cori’s brothers, Snoop was actually head coach for son Cordell’s youth football teams as well as the John A. Rowland High School team. Cordell’s amazing plays as a wide receiver and defensive back earned him many scholarships to colleges including Notre Dame, UCLA, and Southern California.
5. Broadus Has an Arrest Record
Shante Broadus was arrested for a DUI in 2008. The Hollywood Gossip reported:
The Doggfather’s wife, Shante Broadus, was arrested at 12:15 this morning in Fullerton, Calif., for driving under the influence … Shortly after her DUI arrest and booking photo, Shante Broadus was released with a citation – there’s no bail needed for DUIs in Fullerton.
Snoop isn’t the only one with a record in the family.