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“Basketball Wives” Executive Producer/cast member Shaunie O’Neal’s boy toy Marlon Yates recently sat down for an interview with Edge magazine and dished about his relationship with Shaunie. The 23-year-old model reveals what he likes about Shaunie and says he sees her being like Oprah in the future…SAY WHAT???

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

Edge: What was it about Shaunie that made you fall for her?

Marlon: First it was appearance. I was like “damn”. Once I said “damn”, I had to step to her. But I didn’t step to her the first time I saw her, it was another occasion. It was simple. She was a simple woman. I like a simple woman; I don’t get caught up in the crazy world.

Edge: What’s the thing you admire most about Shaunie?

Marlon: She’s a hustla. She’s a mother, the way she looks at her kids. She’s a businesswoman. That’s what I’m saying, she’s a hustla. Sometimes I look at her like Oprah. “You can be Oprah one day”; I tell her that all the time.

Edge: What’s the one thing people would be surprised to know about your relationship with Shaunie?

Marlon: That I’m a younger and she’s older. It’s a huge surprise because of the age gap. From who she used to deal with to who she’s dealing with now. I wake up sometimes like “damn, she chose me?” because y’all are always choosing …she chose me so there’s something about the boy.

Get it Marlon!!!

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