Behind every great man is an even greater woman, and Shante Broadus — wife of rapper Snoop Dogg — is the perfect example of that.

She first met her now-husband in high school, back when he was known as Cordozar Calvin Broadus and (allegedly) selling dimebags of weed to the likes of Cameron Diaz. She stuck by him through thick and thin, and eventually became his first-ever manager. When Snoop’s career took off, she turned her bag around and flipped it into her own production company called Boss Lady Entertainment.

But things weren’t always easy for the Hip-Hop power couple. In 2004, the couple had to weather the biggest storm of their lives when they filed for divorce.

“A lot of times you get cloudy,” Snoop explained to E! News, at the time. “This music industry is a mother, man, and it’ll take your vision and blur it.”

Eventually, however, he realized that Shante Broadus was the definition of a rider, and he worked overtime to finally win her back.

“I was trying to get a divorce, but I went back home and I fell back in love with my wife and kids,” he said. “I understand that I need my wife and my kids in my life—so I threw the papers away. I don’t want to get a divorce. So if you hear about a divorce, it’ll be my wife divorcing me. It won’t be me divorcing her…And I made a mistake, so I’m trying to get back right.”

But Shante Broadus needs to be seen as more than just the wife of Snoop Dogg. She’s a mother, wife, grandmother, and entrepreneur. And she deserves to have some respect put on her name.

Let’s take a look at what we know about this truly aspirational woman!

1. Shante Broadus Was Once Known As Shante Monique Taylor

When Snoop Dogg met her in high school, she was known as Shante Monique Taylor.

2. How Old Is Shante Broadus?

Born on Oct. 30, 1971, Shante Broadus is 49-years-old as of this writing.

3. How long Has Snoop Dogg Been Married To Shante Broadus?

Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus first got together when they were in high school. They were together for four months before they even kissed!

“I had to go over there and meet her mother. I had to go over there and date her for, like, four months before I was able to kiss her. I had to call her on the phone. I had to write love letters. I had to do all of that kind of [expletive], you know what I’m saying, to win her over,” he said to VladTV.

They eventually got married in June of 1997, but thanks in no small part to Snoop’s philandering (more on that in a minute), the couple put in for a divorce in 2004. But they eventually reconciled and renewed their vows in 2007.

“It was up to me to try to put it back together,” he admitted to Larry King. “It’s hard now to this day. It’s still hard because there’s a lot of, you know—there’s a lot of roller coaster to a relationship.”

Now, Snoop Dogg has been married to Shante Broadus for 24 years as of this writing.

4. Does Shante Broadus Have Any Kids?

According to YourTango, Shante Broadus has three children — all by Snoop Dogg.

Son Cordé was born in 1994, and son Cordell was born in 1997. Daughter Cori, who has a special place in Snoop’s heart by his own admission, was born in 1999.

Shante and Snoop also have three grandchildren, according to Ebony.

Shante and Snoop’s eldest son, Cordé, had another son named Kai in September 2019 — but tragically, he died 10 days after he was born.


5. What Is Shante Broadus' Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shante Broadus has a net worth of $5 million.

6. What Does Shante Broadus Do?

As one of the first people to fully invest in Snoop Dogg’s career, Shante Broadus translated this successful (and prescient) investment into her now-husband and founded Boss Lady Entertainment. According to The Sun, in addition to providing management services, Boss Lady Entertainment provides production services (as they did in the 2012 film, “Reincarnated”).

7. Why Shante Broadus Is Such A Boss Lady

Shante Broadus is proof that it’s not where you came from that matters — it’s where you’re going, and what you do with what you’ve been given.

She’s been through a lot — personally and professionally — yet persevered to make a name for herself, by herself.

Most of all, she’s more than just Snoop Dogg’s wife — she’s a mother, grandmother, and consummate professional, and that alone makes her story both aspirational and inspirational.