When Snoop Dogg rose to stardom back in the early 90s, he did so with a special woman by his side – Shante Taylor; his high school sweetheart who soon became his wife. Now, here they are 21 years later and still going strong. A couple days ago, Snoop took to social media to wish his wife a happy anniversary.
The Instagram Post:
On June 12, Snoop shared a throwback photo of him and Shante. The photo, most likely taken in the 90s, shows just how long they’ve been together. Since their days at Long Beach High School, they’ve worked to build a life together and they’re still standing. Snoop captioned the photo, ““21 years n still Rollin.. Happy. Anniversary,”
Through All the Ups And Downs:
Although Snoop and Shante are celebrating now, they’ve both admitted the road to the top wasn’t easy. Back in May of 2004, it appeared the two were ready to call it quits. For those who don’t know, Snoop made headlines when he filed for divorce from his high school sweetheart, citing irreconcilable differences. But despite the grim outlook at the time, the couple managed to fight for their marriage. In 2008, they renewed their vows and they haven’t looked back since. During a past interview, Snoop opened up about his marriage and explained how his road to success was a gift and a headache when it came to their marriage.
“You gotta understand the turmoil and the stuff that I put her through in my journey on becoming successful,” he explained. “I had no understanding of how I was hurting her and how I was betraying myself, until I became a man and realized I need to love this woman who loves me and had my kids. [I needed to] put my life in perspective and let my music and my business become secondary.”
Snoop and Shante tied the knot on June 12, 1997. They have three children together – 22-year-old Corde, 20-year-old Cordell, and 17-year-old daughter Cori.
Congratulations to Snoop and Shante!