In an Anguilla ceremony, reality TV star and producer Shaunie O’Neal married Pastor Keion Henderson. The romantic outdoor ceremony was held at the Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Club, and there were nearly 200 guests in attendance. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams performed during the ceremony, and Bishop TD Jakes officiated the nuptials. Shaunie’s three sons walked her down the aisle to meet her now-husband. She was extremely to have all her children present to support her.
“I just lost my dad in February,” O’Neal tells PEOPLE. “So, I really struggled with how I was going to get down the aisle. Losing my dad in the midst of planning this wedding was a lot, so my sons handed me off.”
The couple instantly fell in love with the location and knew it was the perfect place to wed. “I think after that first visit, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married,” O’Neal said. For Henderson, 41, Anguilla’s rich history and welcoming residents made them “proud to connect to” the island and “start their journey” there.
The couple dated for two years before announcing their engagement in November. They admit that their connection was undeniable from the first date.
“I was in California getting ready to preach…She finally agreed to meet me,” Henderson explains. O’Neal was already out with a friend that evening and told Henderson that she would go out “if she had time after eating.” And for six hours, they connect over family and faith.
The newly wedded couple “want to build a legacy together.” Shaunie claims her next chapter is about “growing, evolving, and becoming.”
Congratulations again to the beautiful couple.