What It's Like Being Married To Snoop
I’ve always wondered what kind of woman could put up with Snoop. He just seems like a man who never grows up. Shante Broadus, Snoop’s wife of 13 years is featured in the July 2010 issue of Sister 2 Sister Magazine. She speaks on how things have changed since Snoop almost divorced her 5 years ago. I had no idea that even went down! Note to all jump offs: the wife will always be the mainest! Somehow they usually come crawling back. Although, for me, it would be very hard to be the bigger person and forgive a man who leaves me, and even accept him back.
Jamie: There was a tough a time for you all – and I think Snoop got lost – when you all were talking about the divorce. It was so much coming at him. And he even asked you what he should do.
Shante: Yeah [laughs] Girl, he didn’t know. You’re trying to leave me and you’re asking me what you should do? So he didn’t know, it was just a lot. And you know I understand. It’s hard for me and I’m just his wife. He’s actually the star.
Jamie: Why is it hard for you?
Shante: Because people look at me and think, “Ooh, she’s married to Snoop.: They think of me as some other person and I’m so not that person. It’s only people that don’t know me, of course. But I think it’s jealousy. That’s all I can think because I haven’t done anything to anybody but taking care of my kids and being a wife to my husband.
Jamie: But he had all those women around. He had that TV show. That was a lot of pressure. That’s a lot of pressure on most men.
Shante: It is pressure. I mean, these women, they’re out here trying to take something home. So they’re not playing.
Jamie: Does he discuss that with you? Like, “this happened to me or this woman tried to do that or say that”?
Shante: Well, if he is coming to me talking about it, he didn’t do or say nothing.
Jamie: How long have you been married?
Shante: 13 years as of June.
Jamie: So has the love light gone out or are we just used to one another now and just look at each other?
Shante: We’re used to one another. I mean, it sucks that his job requires him to be gone a lot, but I would prefer that than my husband here all the time broke and in my face. [laughter] So, it works out. We’re older now and I know that he’s not going anywhere, I’m not going anywhere. We’re here.
Jamie: What did Snoop say to the kids when he came back? How did he explain that? Because sometimes it’s good to show vulnerability, that parents are parents but they’re not perfect.
Shante: Right. Again, when he came back, we had the talk. And my mom was a part of it. He was just letting them know the he was sorry and what it’s like to live his life as an entertainer and it was hard and he thought that was what he wanted and that’s not what he wanted. And he told them why he came back, because he loved me and them and this is what he really wanted to do, be a family.
What’s that saying? I’d rather cry in a Mercedes than laugh on a bicycle. That’s pretty much what she meant when she says she doesn’t want a broke husband who’s in her face all the time. I tell ya money will make you put up with a whole lot of bull. Glad they worked things out though.