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Who is Jaime Johnston? Shaquille O’Neal’s mystery woman says dinner date was a ‘business meeting’

The former NBA star was overheard referring to her as 'my date,' but Johnston is dismissing the report as a 'gossip story'
Shaquille O’Neal’s (L) mystery dinner date Jaime Johnston (R) said the outing was a business meeting (Instagram/@shaquille.oneal and @drjaimeann)
Shaquille O’Neal’s (L) mystery dinner date Jaime Johnston (R) said the outing was a business meeting (Instagram/@shaquille.oneal and @drjaimeann)

Shaquille O'Neal and Kin Essentials CEO Dr Jaime Johnston dined together on Sunday, June 12 at the Jue Lan Club in New York. According to Page 6, the former NBA star was overheard referring to her as "my date," but Johnston is dismissing the report as a "gossip story," calling the date a business meeting.

According to Page 6 sources, they went out to supper alone and had chicken satays and martinis. “They came by themselves, and they left by themselves,” insiders claimed. Johnston even uploaded an Instagram photo of herself at the restaurant with the caption "his favourite view." While she made no mention of Shaq, all indications pointed at a date. "It was a business meeting, and lastly, I don't engage in gossip stories," Johnston told the outlet. Page Six added that, after contacting Johnston, they began receiving photos of Shaq posing with various women, including supermodel Cindy Crawford. The random number wrote to the outlet, “More mystery dates for you to write articles about, silly man.” 


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On her Instagram page, Johnston defines herself as a parent and pharmacist, and she follows Shaq and his son Myles. Shaq allegedly paid for the remainder of the folks at the restaurant's supper on his way out. “It was 40 tables, and [the bill] was in excess of $25,000. He was in a great mood and was taking pictures with everyone. She was more lowkey. She didn’t really want to be noticed,” the source told Page Six.


Shaq was spotted on the beach with Annie Ilonzeh in May, with some calling her his new girlfriend. There's also talk that he is dating his 'The Big Podcast' cohost Nischelle Turner. The rumors and business discussions come just three weeks after his ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal married Pastor Keion Henderson. According to news outlet Hola, Shaq had revealed a month before that their divorce was the result of his behavior.

Shaquille O'Neal attends the Fanatics Super Bowl Party at 3Labs on February 12, 2022 in Culver City, California (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

“When you’re real, you realize when you messed. I live in a thirty-thousand-square foot house by myself. You don’t think I know I messed up?” Shaq said on the Pivot podcast. “I had the perfect situation,” he added. “Wife was finer than a mug. Kept giving me babies. Still finer than a mug. I had it all. I don’t make excuses. I know I messed up. When that d-word happened — I don’t like to use that word — I was lost. 76,000 square foot house by yourself. Lost. No kids. Go to the gym. Nobody’s playing. You go to their room, nobody’s there,” Shaq continued.