Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus has worn many hats since he released his first album, Doggystyle, in 1993: OG, murder suspect, Cadillac pitchman, perennial marijuana smoker, and father. But in last night’s season finale of his E! reality show Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood we saw the rare and tender side of the game’s smoothest criminal, when he renewed his matrimonial vows with his high-school sweetheart, Shante.
Snoop surprised Shante with the ceremony, especially romantic for the Doggfather, who in 2004 filed for divorce, saying in no uncertain terms that he wanted more vagizzle. Though the couple reconciled, judging from the frozen smile on Shante’s face for much of the vow renewal ceremony (sealed with several closed-mouth kisses), you wonder if she’s not in it simply for the comforts life with Snoop must bring. Not the least of which are three incredible diamond-encrusted rings he gave her, one for each of the couple’s children. Pricey? Sure, but you’ll remember Snoop also dabbled in porn for a spell, and sex pays.