Shelley started dating director/producer Harry Winer in 1987. The twosome were inseparable and was seen all over Tinseltown. They eventually settled down and had a daughter in 1990. Harry continued directing and producing; while Shelley put up Shelley Hack Media Consultancy and became a media consultant for developing countries in Eastern Europe and Asia for ten years. Later, they put up Smash Media, a production company that "develops and produces content for motion pictures, television and new media", as stated in their website.