Retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and former Miss USA Nana Meriwether are rumored to be dating, after posing together on the red carpet for the comedy “Grown Ups 2.” Earlier this week, the beauty queen admitted to New York magazine that she is currently searching for love -- online. She has been using the site Tinder since April, which is a phone app that enables users to decide if someone is worth a date or not based on their picture.
"It's funny: The guys I've said yes to have all been like, 'Are you real?'" Meriwether said last week. "I'm like, 'Yeah, of course.' Even pageant-titleholders get lonely… Here's the thing about dating in New York: It doesn't exist," she continued. "There's so much going on in the city, there are so many distractions that people just forget to go on a second date."
But it seems the South African beauty, 27, may be finding success in the love department after all, with O’Neal, 41, though he looks a lot different from Meriwether’s crush, Britain's Prince Harry. Back in May, she revealed she has a major crush on the 28-year-old royal. “We are meant to be,” she said while at a fundraiser at New York’s Four Seasons. The Maryland native may have had the handsome prince on her mind because he was the guest of honor at the event.
"He is single, right?" she continued. "Well, so am I. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we married. And he is very tall and good-looking, I hear. Perfect. We're meant to be." Meriwether likely spoke about Prince Harry’s height since the beauty queen is 6 foot, 4 inches tall with heels on.
Meanwhile, O’Neal was previously dating reality star Nikki "Hoopz" Alexander and was married to Shaunie Nelson from 2002 to 2007.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...