According to reports, Shaquille O’Neal was spotted out on what looked like a romantic date with Kin Essentials CEO Dr. Jaime Johnston, 40 something, at Jue Lan Club in New York. Shaq paid the bill for everyone in the restaurant.
The New York Post reported that Shaq referred to Jaime as his “date” when they were ordering up chicken satays and martinis at Jue Lan Club last week, but Dr Johnston corrected the 7-footer to the NY Post, “it was not a date.”
“It was a business meeting, and lastly, I don’t engage in gossip stories,” she commented. Johnston also posted a pic of herself at the restaurant on Instagram, writing, “his favorite view,” with a heart emoji. But she didn’t mention O’Neal in the social media post.
After we’d reached out about the non-date, we mysteriously received several cheeky text messages from a random number with photos of Shaq posing with various women — including a ’90s throwback pic of him and supermodel Cindy Crawford.
Sources, who spotted Shaq and Johnston at the restaurant, told us “they came by themselves, and they left by themselves,” but not before he secretly paid the bill for all the other patrons in the restaurant.
“It was 40 tables and [the bill] was in excess of $25,000. He was in a great mood and was taking pictures with everyone. She was more lowkey. She didn’t really want to be noticed,” the source said.