Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t just generous with his time and love when it came to his mistresses– he also shared his wealth.
It wasn’t unusual for the basketball giant to deposit $10,000 into the bank account of a mistress, a source familiar with the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
While Shaq is being sued by ex-mistress Vanessa Lopez and RadarOnline.com recently revealed his extra-marital relationship with Dominica Westling, there are lots more women, say sources.
“Shaq always gave the impression that he had a lot of girlfriends,” one source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. “And that his wife knew about them and was OK with it, to a certain extent.
“He was a real gentlemen to the girls and really looked after them, he would often deposit money directly into their bank accounts. A lot of the girls were struggling actresses and models and when you’re in that situation and you are worrying about paying your bills a $10,000 donation from Shaq can go a long way.”
But not all the mistresses cashed in on Shaq’s generosity. A source close to Shaq’s beautiful Swedish model mistress, Dominica tells RadarOnline.com, “Dominica didn’t want money from Shaq. She is an extremely sweet, kind and compassionate person and was involved with Shaq because she was in love with him, not for money.
“Dom is from Sweden and had just moved to Miami from London when she met him. She is a really, really great girl and I think she just got caught up in the excitement of dating a professional athlete. Actually, before she dated Shaq she dated Darren Sharper the NFL player.
“Shaq would take her to his house when his wife was away and she would often text me from there with pictures – once she sent a really cute one of her wearing his huge shoes!
“None of her friends ever met Shaq but Dom would show us her text messages from him, and they were always very sweet and loving.
“She’s a really great girl and it’s a shame that this situation happened and she is looking like one of Tiger’s mistresses, when in fact the situation is totally different and she’s a lot better than that. She was never a big party girl or a big clubber. I think it’s also important to point out that she was a lot younger as well, things started with Shaq back in 2007.
“Dom is a sweet girl who happens to have fallen in love with a famous man. She’s a class act though and you won’t find her selling her story to the highest bidder or trying to cash in on her moment of fame. She just wants to get on with her life in peace and put this behind her.”