Daughter’s Illness Saved Snoop’s Marriage

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July 7, 2010 | 4:05pm EST

Snoop Dogg was heading for a split with his wife Shante until a health crisis for their daughter Cori brought them back together.

The rap superstar filed for divorce in 2004, citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple reunited months later, prompting Snoop to withdraw the legal petition, and they renewed their vows in 2008.

Snoop admits the turning point in their relationship came when young Cori was diagnosed with lupus in 2005 – and her subsequent health battle made the hip-hop star and his wife realize they had to stay “together forever”.

Shante tells People magazine, “Without (Snoop), I don’t know what I’d have done. It’s amazing how this all turned out. We were gonna get a divorce. But we wouldn’t have gotten through it (the lupus diagnosis) that way.”

Snoop adds, “That’s what it boiled down to. Cori’s lupus showed us we need to be together forever.”