Rapper Snoop Dogg decided against divorcing his wife because he couldn't bear the thought of another man raising his children. The hip-hop star - real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus - filed for divorce from wife Shante in 2004 after seven years together. But the star quickly changed his mind after realising he had too much to lose. He says, "I was going to split up with my wife - my wife wasn't going to split up with me. "You know, I was caught up with Hollywood, and the girls and the night life. I thought I was the man and I was willing to give up what I had at home for that, until I realized that what I had at home was irreplaceable, so I gave that up to go back home. "I just don't want another man raising my kids. That was the main goal. I had kids with my wife because I wanted to be with my wife. And those three babies are all wanted, and I wanted to be with them." The couple has three children: Corde, Cordell, and Coril.