Rapper Snoop Dogg's wife SHANTE fears the couple's four month marriage split last year (04) will come back to haunt them when their kids grow up - because it became such a public affair.

Shante was shocked when Snoop, real name CALVIN BROADUS, filed for divorce but she was enraged when tabloid reports on the subject upset the couple's three children.

She says, "I don't know what he was thinking... The minute the word got out that we were getting divorced, so many magazines were calling me, calling my lawyer, trying to get interviews.

"I was like, 'I don't want to talk to these people. None of these people wanted to do an interview with me when I was married and happy.'

"I said, 'What can I say about their father that I'm gonna put in a magazine for my children to read?' I love my kids more than that. They were hurt but I dealt with it. I had to. I was just there for them."

Shante admits she almost didn't take her husband back after he decided to scrap his divorce plans and move back in with his family.

She adds, "It was kind of nice while he was gone. When he was telling me he wanted to get back with me, I was like, 'Are you sure? 'Cause I'm content right now.' Once you get over that hump, you don't want to be bothered with and go through the same stuff again."

21/07/2005 09:20