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Shante Taylor Broadus and Snoop Lion Marriage Profile

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Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Broadus in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2009.

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Snoop Lion described his marriage to Shante Taylor Broadus as a roller coaster ride. Here's information about Shante Taylor Broadus and Snoop Lion's marriage, their children, and quotes about their marriage relationship.

Born:

Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Doggy Dogg aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr: October 20, 1971 in Los Angeles, California.
Source: Ancestry.com. California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

Shante Taylor: Abt. 1976.

How Snoop Lion and Shante Met:

Shante and Snoop Lion met in high school.

Wedding Date:

Shante and Snoop Lion were married on June 14, 1997 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California.

Shante wore a long white wedding dress and carried a bouquet with white and lavender colored flowers. Snoop Lion wore a white suit. Photo of Shante and Snoop Lion's wedding day, noted as being taken on June 14, 1997.

Children:

Snoop Lion and Shante have three children.
  • Corde "Spank" Calvin Broadus: Born in 1994.
  • Cordell "Lil Snoop" Broadus: Born in 1997.
  • Cori Broadus: Born in 2000.

Near Divorce and Later Reconciliation:

In May 2004, seven years after their wedding, Snoop files for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The couple reconciled and did not divorce.

On January 12, 2008, Shante and Snoop Lion renewed their married vows on Charlie Wilson's 20-acre ranch. The vow renewal was a surprise for Shante, but not for their 200 guests. "He reportedly presented her with a diamond ring to seal his commitment to their marriage."

Occupations:

Occupations Snoop Lion: Composer, rapper, musician, record producer, actor, director, writer, businessman.

Shante aka Boss Lady: Businesswoman.

Quotes About the Marriage of Shante Taylor and Snoop Lion:

Snoop Lion: "Love goes unappreciated a lot of times, but you still gotta keep giving it."
Source: Mike Sager. "What I've Learned." Esquire. 7/2008. pg. 104.

Snoop Lion's key to a lasting marriage: "Communication, and being able to fight and get back up. To have misunderstanding and [then] get some understanding."
Source: Abby Stern, Mary Margaret. "Snoop to Beyonce: 'Make Some Babies.'" People.com. 6/08/2008.

Snoop Lion: "Anytime you're with somebody, you become a reflection of that person," said Snoop. "I believe the first five years of our relationship was me grooming her, getting her tough and getting her ready for all of this and how to deal with it. The last was just her being a strong Black woman who has her man's back."
Source: Margena A. Christian. "The Evolution of Snoop Dogg: how keeping it real and being a family man remains a balancing act for rapper." Jet. 3/17/2008. pg. 56.

Charlie Wilson: "He's [Snoop Dogg] straddling the fence being a father and being Snoop Dogg. It's hard. A lot of [entertainers] lose their wife and children that way. We have a lot of great musicians who didn't get that part right and lost their family. He's just a man, but he loves his family."
Source: Margena A. Christian. "The Evolution of Snoop Dogg: how keeping it real and being a family man remains a balancing act for rapper." Jet. 3/17/2008. pg. 56.

Snoop Dogg answering question on how they got back together: "A whole lot of begging and pleading ... it was up to me to try to put it back together, because I'm the one who said I didn't want to be a part of it no more ... It's hard now to this day. It's still hard because there's a lot of, you know -- there's a lot of roller coaster to a relationship. You know, we've been together for 17 or 18 years. We've been married for 10 years ... but, at the same time, it's like, you know, some people in life are chosen for you. And I feel like we're chosen for each other."
Source: Larry King. "Snoop Dogg on Reality, 'Fatherhood', Politics & More!" Cnn.com. 2/01/2008.

Snoop Lion: "I was trying to get a divorce, but I went back home and I fell back in love with my wife and kids. 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."
Source: "Snoop Dogg: Spiritual Leader." MTV.com. 6/2005.

Snoop Lion: "I was going to split up with my wife. My wife wasn't going to split up with me. You know, I was caught up. I was caught up with Hollywood, all the girls and the nightlife ... I thought I was the man, and I was willing to give up what I had at home for that until I realized that what I had at home was irreplaceable. So I gave that up to go back home."
Source: Tim Nudd. "Snoop Dogg: My Home Life is 'Irreplaceable.'" People.com. 12/22/2007.

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