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Once upon a time, a Hollywood marriage used to mean a glamorous high society marriage of two celebrities. In this day and age, however, due to the high divorce rates of couples in the business, a Hollywood marriage would generally refer to a marriage that is short-lived. Nevertheless, there are more than a few marriages in Hollywood that have managed to stand the test of time. One shining couple to be an exception to the new norm is Calvin A.K.A Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus.
The two lovebirds, who first met in high school and tied the knot in 1997 after Snoop had launched his career as a rapper, have remained together ever since even though they have had their fair share of problems. Most notable among the problems they’ve had are rumors of cheating and pimping by Shante’s husband, which almost led to them getting a divorce. Regardless of the issues, the Broadus’ have been able to stay strong in their union, setting an example many others in the industry are hoping to follow.
How Shante Broadus and Snoop Dogg’s High School Romance Evolved To a Lifetime Together
Shante Broadus (nee Taylor) first met her future husband while they were both students of the Long Beach Polytechnic High School. They took a shine to each other and commenced a relationship that lasted all through high school. Upon graduation, the pair continued their romance as Snoop delved into the music industry and achieved an appreciable level of success.
It is said that around this time, many of Snoop’s friends urged him to leave Shante for a high-class society girl that compliments his status. The rapper, however, refused to do this as he instead heeded the words of the late Tupac Shakur who informed him that his girlfriend really loved him and that he would do well to marry her someday. The romance between the pair, therefore, forged on for another few years before Snoop eventually asked his woman to be with him forever.
Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus went on to exchange vows in California on the 12th of June, 1997. The couple has been together since then, welcoming three children – two boys and a girl, to the world. Their first child, Corde Broadus, was born on the 21st of August 1994 while their second, Cordell, came on the 21st of February 1997. The couple’s only daughter, Cori, was born on the 22nd of June 1999.
In 2015, the couple became grandparents for the first time after Corde and his girlfriend Jessica Kyzer welcomed a son to the world.
Separation and Attempted Divorce
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Shante Broadus and her husband enjoyed five years of marital bliss before he surprisingly filed for divorce in May 2004, citing irreconcilable differences. The rapper, however, did not go through with his plan as he later withdrew the divorce petition and the family got back together. One major factor that contributed to the divorce not going through was the fact that their little girl had at the time just been diagnosed with lupus, a life-threatening autoimmune disease. The couple rallied together to be by their daughter’s side and the whole experience drew them closer and they decided to give their marriage another chance.
Snoop and Shante subsequently renewed their marital vows four years later in 2008. Since then, the rapper never fails to appreciate his wife. He often commemorates their anniversary with epic throwback photos as well as heartfelt tributes.
Shante Broadus’ Husband Alleged Affair with Celina Powell
Long after Shante Broadus and her husband had attempted to get a divorce, the couple found themselves facing another hickup in their marriage. This came in 2019 after a social media personality named Celina Powell alleged that she and Snoop had an affair in 2018.
For those who may not know her, Powell is a famous Instagram personality who often boasts of having relationships with rappers who are either married or taken. She once alleged that Cardi B’s husband, Offset, had impregnated her but it turned out to be false. Other celebrities she has claimed to have been with include 50 Cent, Trey Songz, and many others.
To make her case, Powell shared screenshots of multiple messages, as well as intimate pictures, she and Shante’s husband had exchanged. She also revealed that he had given her money for shopping and even invited her to attend the BET Awards ceremony.
Since these allegations were made, Shante Broadus has not directly addressed them. The most the mother of three has done is to share a picture of her wedding ring-adorned fingers. She has also shared a series of cryptic messages but not more than that.
Thanks to her history of making false allegations, not many people, including Shante herself, appear to believe Powell’s accusations. On the other hand, it is speculated that Snoop’s wife may have turned a blind eye to all his indiscretions and forgiven him. This would not come as a surprise giving that the lady once revealed that the secret to a long-lasting relationship is understanding and forgiveness.
Meanwhile, in his own reaction, Snoop Dogg merely stated that he would be producing a new show titled Clout Chasers. The series basically documents the lives of those who associate with popular individuals and current trends just to gain fame. The ad for the show curiously features the woman who accused him of having cheated on his wife.