It’s Taken “A Lot Of Forgiveness And Understanding” For Snoop & Shante Broadus’ Marriage To Last More Than 20 Years
Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Broadus have been together since they were in high school, and that means she’s been by his side before the fame and throughout the ups and downs that have come with it. Still, they’ve managed to make it work, and have three kids along the way. Shante gave some insight into what it’s required to do so on Instagram recently.
She posted a quote that read, “no one wants to hear this, but truth to be told… a long lasting relationship comes with a lot of forgiveness and understanding.”
“Always And Forever,” she captioned the quote, “My Endless Love.”
Snoop caught the post and showed some love to his longtime partner.
“Thank u for forgiving me and understanding me,” he wrote in the comments, “love u for life my backbone”
Shante responded with, “You’re welcome.”
It’s been no secret that it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the pair. They wed in 1997, and a few years later, in 2004, he filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. He would later admit that split had to do with his indiscretions.
“I cheated on her. That’s the worst thing you could possibly do – lose somebody’s trust who really loves you,” he said. However, the rapper had a change of heart and worked things out with Shante. Four years later, they renewed their wedding vows.
In 2013, he also told Rolling Stone magazine that he did some pimping; actual pimping, folks. “A lot of athletes bought pu–y from me.”
Despite it not being a secret and a really bad look on his part, Shante stayed by his side until he decided to give all of that up.
“My wife had to take a backseat to this sh-t,” he said. “And I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a ni–a, but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there.”
He’s not completely reformed, though. Just last year, Snoop was seemingly caught FaceTiming another woman, IG model Celina Powell. She claimed they had been intimate and shared all sorts of screenshots and FaceTime clips. He responded to her claims, and evidence, by joking that the situation was going to be inspiration for a new project. “Be on the look out for my new, new TV show,” he said in an IG video. “This is a good one. It’s called ‘Clout Chasers.’ First episode, next week. Be sure to check it out.” Sounds like it certainly does take a lot of “forgiveness and understanding” to love someone like Snoop. But, in his defense, he says he’s someone who can be called out on his sh-t. “We try to make it look easy. This ain’t easy at all,” he said about marriage in 2018. “You need help. You need a lot of help. But you gotta be willing to receive that help and be willing to get checked. And a lot of people ain’t willing to get checked because when they get to a certain point in they life they feel like they’re uncheckable.”
Say what you will about Snoop and Shante’s relationship, but it works for them — and it’s been working, one way or another, for more than two decades. Hit the flip to see pictures of the couple together from over those many years:
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