Shaquille O’Neal and his live-in-love Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander have broken up. There have been numerous rumors of breakups in the past but this time Hoopz has confirmed to the Boston Globe that the two are indeed over.
Former Sudbury resident Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander confirmed to the Globe on Friday that she and her longtime boyfriend, retired Celtic Shaquille O’Neal, have called it quits. The two met in 2010 and lived in Sudbury together while Shaq played for the team. They left the local ’burbs when he retired, and have been living in Florida.
She did not give a reason for the breakup but a source tells Black Sports Online Hoopz’ allegedly went off at a gym after she wanted to train there for the 2016 Olympics but was turned away.
“The gym doesn’t teach people over the age of 18 for insurance purposes and when Hoopz was told this she lost her mind. She started to curse out the staff and became belligerent. She got extremely loud, screaming at the top of her lungs how she needed to train for the 2016 Olympics. Shaq was embarrassed, he dropped his head like he was ashamed of her. He didn’t say anything while they were in the gym, but once they got to their car a heated argument took place. You could hear and see them screaming at each other. I felt bad for him.”
Hoopz appears to be denying the gym story as she Tweeted: “I don’t understand how blogs are allowed to put out such false information. #PureEvil”
If that story is true, wilding out like that is just plain ridiculous.