Snoop Dogg is an icon for so many reasons, but one aspect of his life – his marriage to his longtime wife, Shante Broadus, is an excellent example that love conquers all. After almost divorcing, the couple went on to renew their vows, and they seem to be better than ever together.
Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus almost got divorcedSnoop Dogg, or Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., met Shante back in high school, and they were married in 1997. The couple also has children together. According to AmoMama, they have three children – Cordé, Cordell, and Cori – two boys and one girl – from the 90s.
Despite all appearances, the relationship has been shaky at times. An Instagram model and influencer named Celina Powell previously alleged to have been involved in an affair with Shante’s husband.
Snoop actually went ahead and filed for divorce at one point. According to E! News, Snoop Dogg filed for divorce from Shante in 2004 for “irreconcilable differences,” but he didn’t go through with it in the end.
Why Snoop Dogg didn’t go through with it
Speaking to MTV, Snoop Dogg explains that he initially wanted a divorce from his wife. However, he “went back home” and things changed. He “fell back in love” with Shante and their children, which is a sweet thing for him to admit. He also says that if you hear about a divorce between them, it’s his wife that’ll be the one doing the divorcing, which shows how much he’s changed course.
“I was trying to get a divorce, but I went back home and I fell back in love with my wife and kids,” Snoop Dogg said. “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.”
It’s a nice change of course for the couple who has been together since high school. But there was another reason why they chose to stick it out together in the end and not give up on the marriage.