Snoop Dogg Says Daughter's Battle With Lupus Saved His Marriage

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SnoopAndDaughter2 When Snoop Dogg premiered his “Father Hood” reality TV show, viewers were introduced to his ...

When Snoop Dogg premiered his “Father Hood” reality TV show, viewers were introduced to his young daughter Cori affectionately nicknamed Chocolate.

Unbeknownst to many however the young girl was suffering from a debilitating disease that Snoop says played a part in helping his failing marriage.

According to the West Coast icon, Cori's battle with Lupus convinced him and his wife Shante to stay together.

Speaking on the delicate situation, Snoop tells People magazine that although he filed for divorce from his wife in 2004 citing irreconcilable differences, his daughter's ailment played a role in them moving on to renew their vows in 2008.

“That's what it boiled down to. Cori's lupus showed us we need to be together forever."

His wife Shante adds,

“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 also tells People that his daughter's condition has improved greatly despite the side effects of the disease that caused her hair to fall out and affected her weight.

According to Snoop Cori, now 11, is winning the battle against it.

"My daughter is the love of my life. When she'd lay in bed saying, 'My brain hurts', it bothered me so much. I felt helpless... (But) she's the toughest little thing I've ever met, even with the needles…She's on the honor roll, playing volleyball and softball, living life. She has all this joy. In the beginning lupus was winning. But now Cori is."


  • baybaybay

    Snoop seems to really care for his kids which I love him for that more than his music.

    • paula welch

      snoop i am a 43 year old woman I have had Lupus for 15 years and Iwas told I would'nt live to see 35. But through prayer, faith and brillant doctors i'm still standing and doing good and tell cory don't get discouraged about her hair falling out her health is most important because hair grows back. Cori I wish you and you family the best and may God bless!

  • auntdoggandauntfail

    His daughter is so pretty!!

  • traluv

    I am a lupus survivor as well and the best thing a person can have who is battling it is a strong support system! I am so glad that he had enough humbleness and sense to know wuts REALLY important. Kudos!

  • dreadk2 loc

    i WONDER HOW WOULD HE FEEL IF CORY SAW THOSE PICS OF HIM BEING HUGGED UP BY ALL THOSE OTHER WOMEN ??

    • Janette Jones

      MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SNOOP. i WAS DIAGNOSED 4 YEARS AGO 2 WEEKS AFTER I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT. IT WAS A LONG HARD BATTLE AND I ALMOST LOST MY CHILD BUT SHE IS HERE HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL AND SMART!!! IT IS A VERY PAINFUL THING TO DEAL WITH and I AM ALONE DEALING WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY GOD IS ALL I NEED. IT IS GREAT THAT YOU GUYS ARE PULLING TOGETHER AND STAYING STRONG AS A FAMILY. KEEP PLAYING SPORTS AND LIVING LIFE LIKE YOU ARE ALIVE!! TAKE CARE Of YOURSELF AND REST WHEN YOU NEED TO. DONT LET THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE INMATURE OR UNAWARE OR THE ILLNESS GET YOU DOWN. JUST PRAY FOR THEM. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS. STAY BLESSED!! WE WILL FIND A CURE!!!

  • Dorothy

    Hi my name is Dorothy my daughter Dominikque has lupus since she was 13 she's now 18. I know what your going through. She is doing very very good now going to college. I been through alot I used to cry and Im a single parent it was hard, but through christ nothing is impossible. I think we are here for a reason and sometimes god wants our attention .God bless

  • Mary Ann

    I was very touched by this story. I'm so glad that Snoop and his wife had the great wisdom and love to stick out their marriage, not just for Cori, but for themselves. A strong support system is vital in facing a chronic illness such as lupus.

    My husband and the good Lord have seen me through many dark days as I battle this disease too. I wanted to cry when Snoop told how Cori said her brain hurt. Oh, I can relate to that one!

    God bless Cori and her parents. May they continue to stick it out with the Lord's help in the coming days. There will be almost daily challenges, but she can make it. Blessings to this family.

  • Isis

    There was talk to Cori wasn't his daughter because she doesn't look like him but I think she is her hair is like Snoops.

  • chris cannady

    My prayer go out to Snoop and his family stay strong my gog she be alright it's in god hands.

  • Marsha Moore

    I want to commend you on coming together to get through this with your daughter together, the less stress in her life the better. i have had Lupus for nearly 30 years, diagnosed after several misdiagnosing also at the age of 20, of course at that time they weren't to promising for my future, but I take very good care of my self, get plenty of rest which is very important and see my Rheumatologist regularly. Mine started with my kidneys, but has mainly attacked my joints. Through the grace of God I was able to be a nurse 19 years before retiring, have 3 children who show no signs of it and lead as normal of life as possible with a wonderful husband and support system. It sounds like you and your wife are doing that for Cori and thank you so much for bringing Lupus into the news and I will pray that your daughter does well.
    God bless, Marsha Moore

  • Claudia

    Tell her to keep fighting. She is your future. My grandmother's died in the 50's from the complications of lupus. This disease affects 90 % of females. It is also prevalent in African American's, African's, and people of Mediterranian decent, of which my grandmother is a part of. You keep fighting too. Both parents should be there for her.

  • jc34

    I think Snoop has been called out to learn about "real" love. Our prayers go out to heal little chocolate and for Snoop to truly change his ways. Remember Snoop, ho's get boring just like everything else, they actually get boring even quicker.

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