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Inside Snoop Dogg's unshakeable marriage to high school sweetheart Shante Broadus

Amber Peake June 14, 2022
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Today (14 June) marks rapper Snoop Dogg and his wife of more than two decades Shante Broadus’ wedding anniversary. 

2022 sees the couple celebrate their silver wedding anniversary following 25 years of marriage. 

As the couple reaches the marriage milestone, we take a look back at their relationship over the years. 

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Snoop Dogg and wife Shante are high school sweethearts

The rapper and wife, Shante Broadus, first crossed paths in their teens as they both attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

They were each other’s prom dates, with Snoop having previously shared a snap of them both at prom on Instagram in celebration of their 19th anniversary in 2016. 

As Shante explained to Cheat Sheet last year, she and her rapper husband first met through a mutual friend at a high school football game. 

At the time, she declined to give him her digits, but after running into each other again, she gave in after he insisted. 

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Shante has been at her husband’s side throughout his career

Snoop’s rise in the rap scene came in the early nineties, but Shante had been a supporter prior to his start in music. 

In an interview with W Magazine, Shante admitted she was one of his earliest supporters before he made it big in the rap scene. 

She explained: “I was there with him when he started all this. Even before he came out [as a musician], our friends and I were his fans. We would always listen to his songs and give our opinions.” 

During his early career, Shante even became his first manager and last year Snoop appointed her as such once again. In a press release, the rapper credited her as having helped guide him throughout his career since “day one.”

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They have been married 25 years 

Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Broadus tied the knot on 14 June 1997.  25 years on, the couple is still going strong despite a brief split in 2004 when Snoop filed for divorce. 

Snoop later withdrew from proceedings, and four years later, they renewed their vows in 2008. Ahead of the couple’s wedding anniversary this week, the couple celebrated more than three decades together: 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.