The Basketball gives Star is married to his pastor Fiance at a ceremony on a tropical island on Saturday.
There were 200 guests at the wedding and they all celebrated together at the Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Club. The bride entered the ceremony while Yolanda Adams was singing. The bride’s three sons walk to the altar to meet their mother’s new husband.
“I just lost my dad in February,” O’Neal tells PEOPLE. “So, I really struggled with how I was going to get down the aisle. Losing my dad in the midst of planning this wedding was a lot, so my sons handed me off. ”
For the woman having three children from her previous marriage to Shaquille O Neall is very important to the relationship they will have with her partner.
O Neal wore a sparkling gown by Jean Louis Sabajai in partnership with fashion stylist Eric Archibald. Henderson wore a cream tux by Dolce and Gabbana,
The place where they performed the ceremony was one of their favorites since they first saw it.
“I think after that first visit, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married,” O’Neal, 47, tells PEOPLE. For Henderson, 41, Anguilla’s rich history and welcoming residents made them “proud to connect to” the island and “start their journey” there.
The food was all fish-based. The guests enjoyed dancing to the Isley Brothers and Jukebox.
We wanted our guests to have a weekend of enjoyment, ”O’Neal says. “We just like to have fun and love on each other and we wanted to do that with our friends and family.”
She reveals that her husband was very careful and did not even try to kiss her at first dates.
Henderson fit right in with her family long before the “I dos,” his bride says. “He’s been amazing to just step into our lives and fill a void that’s been there for a minute in a space of just being here with me, cause I haven’t had somebody,” she says. “They love him which makes me love him even more.”
According to her, the thing they want most now is to build a life together to “growing, evolving, and becoming,”
We have nothing left but to wish them a happy marriage.