Snoop Dogg sex tape: Who is Shante Broadus? All you need to know about their rocky marriage

Snoop Dogg sex tape: Who is Shante Broadus? All you need to know about their rocky marriage
Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante Broadus (Getty Images)

It takes a lot to survive a marriage. Take the case of rapper Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante Broadus. The two high school sweethearts got hitched on June 12, 1997, after dating for a long time. 

Their relationship has gone through a number of rocky patches but they have stuck together. In 2004, Dogg filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences but they got back together four years later and renewed their wedding vows in 2008. Recently, Instagram model Celina Powell leaked her sex tape videos with rappers Snoop Dogg and Tekashi 6ix9ine and is reportedly even charging $29.25 for 30 days from her subscribers to watch them. 

The news seems to have created much trouble in paradise for the couple. The contents of the full video are not known but allegedly Powell told her potential viewers that it has “s*cking and f*cking.” 

Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus (Getty Images)

Soon after the incident, Dogg dropped an appreciation post for his wife: “Thanks 4 the kids loyalty stability n the ability to deal wit me on my worst days u are appreciated,” and then deactivated his account. Meanwhile, Shante posted a cryptic Instagram picture throwing shade at the rapper. 

With a relationship of over two decades, the couple has three children together, sons Cordé, Cordell and daughter Cori. A self-proclaimed "cannabis smoker" and drug-dealer, Snoop also has a son named Julian Corrie Broadus with his relationship with Laurie Holmond. In a controversial 2006 interview with Rolling Stone magazine titled 'America's Most Lovable Pimp', he spoke about being a professional pimp. "That shit was my natural calling and once I got involved with it, it became fun."

Host Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus (Getty Images)

Even with all the scandals, Shante has stuck by his side and made their marriage last. A businesswoman who lives a quiet life, she has been seen hand-in-hand with Dogg at many Hollywood events. She often shares her dance workout sessions on Instagram captured in the studio of her company Boss Lady Entertainment. It is said that Dogg gave her the nickname "Boss Lady."

She also made an appearance on Dogg's reality show, 'Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood' from 2007 to 2009. Reportedly, he said on the reality show that the acronym "boo" in his songs is a reference to his wife. However, she was embroiled in an arrest case. In 2008, she was found to be driving under influence. The Hollywood Gossip reported, "Shortly after her DUI arrest and booking photo, Shante Broadus was released with a citation – there’s no bail needed for DUIs in Fullerton."

After her recent post on Instagram, fans lauded her for the support. "That's love tho.. Thanks for being the big homie back bone. We know he couldn't do it without his baby boo.. #Dogfather," one commented and another wrote, "He deserves second chance hun." Some feel she shouldn't back him. "I never took a dude back with a sex tape out. 

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