Teyana Taylor Addresses Quietly Filing for Divorce From Iman Shumpert

Teyana Taylor recently addressed the media's coverage of her January divorce filing form Iman Shumpert, explaining why she's kept the matter so private in the months since.

By Hayley Santaflorentina Nov 27, 2023 4:56 PMTags
Watch: Teyana Taylor Confirms Separation From Iman Shumpert

Teyana Taylor is laying out the truth in concrete. 

Days after the "Gonna Love Me" singer's January divorce filing from estranged husband Iman Shumpert was obtained by outlets, she posted a lengthy message slamming the coverage surrounding their breakup.

"I mind my business, don't bother nobody & y'all know I've never played about my children, family & our privacy," Teyana posted on her Nov. 25 Instagram Story. "I have not spoken on this private matter to any media or blogs etc. So everyone claiming 'Teyana said' didn't get any statements directly from ME. These statements were taken from private court documents that were leaked to the public."

The 32-year-old—who shares daughters Iman "Junie", 7, and Rue Rose, 3, with the former NBA player—expressed her hope to keep her proceedings out of the spotlight for the sake of her kids. "It is very heartbreaking that someone would take out the time to make such a private matter public for the world to see," she continued. "However, protecting my family is one thing I've ALWAYS done & for my children I will continue to do so."

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She finished with a plea for privacy, adding, "Please if y'all love y'all play nieces Junie & Rue like y'all have shown, please allow my self & my family some privacy to resolve this matter in peace. Love y'all."

E! News has reached out to Teyana's rep and Iman's attorney for comment but has not heard back.

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While Teyana quietly filed for divorce from the 33-year-old in January—as seen in court documents obtained by TMZ—the choreographer didn't confirm their separation after seven years of marriage until almost nine months later.

"Iman and I are separated and have been for a while," Teyana captioned a Sept. 17 Instagram post featuring her and Iman dressed in costume. "We are still the best of friends, great business partners and are one hell of a team when it comes to co-parenting our 2 beautiful children. Most importantly we are FAMILY & in the 10yrs together, 7yrs married we ain't ever played with or about THAT."

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At the time, the Coming 2 America actress stressed that "'infidelity' ain't one of the reasons for our departure" and that the duo were amicably moving into their next chapter.

The Cavaliers alum, who had previously addressed rumors of his infidelity in 2016, has not yet commented publicly on their split. However, Teyana shared why they decided to keep their breakup news so private in the months following her divorce filing. 

"We just keep y'all asses out the group chat lol, which is the reason we've been able to successfully & peacefully separate without all of the outside noise," she explained. "The only reason I'm even sharing THIS part of the chat is because the narratives are getting a little out of hand & it's unfair to all parties involved. I hope this provided some clarity for y'all."

And to see some of Teyana and Iman's best red carpet date nights from over the years, keep reading.

2023: Sundance Style

Teyana and Iman appear with their daughters Junie and Rue at the Sundance Film Festival.

BET Awards Style

Teyana and Iman appear at the 2019 event.

2021: Miami Heat

The lovebirds attend the PrettyLittleThings Miami Swim Week fashion show looking cool and casual.

2019: Simple With a Modern Twist

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert looked stunning in modern outfits designed by Thom Browne at the CFDA Awards in New York.

2017: Ode to Accessories

The fan-favorite couple looked effortlessly chic at the Moet & Chandon x Public School Launch in September 2017. Along with their fashionable outfits, the pair both rocked clear glasses and gold chains.  

2019: Elegant & Extravagant

The Houston Rockets player and his wife looked classy in a gray ball gown and suit at the 2015 Espy Awards. 

2018: Bold & Beautiful

The couple made quite the entrance in all black. Teyana Taylor wore a low-cut blazer along with fitting pants while Iman Shumpert opted for a casual yet fashionable all black look. 

2017: Matching Blazers

The singer and her husband looked red carpet ready in black blazers and t-shirts at Harper's Bazaar Celebration of "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld." 

2017: Cute & Casual

The couple walked the red carpet with their daughter both in a casual street wear look that made a statement at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

2017: Black & Gold

The two went for a simple all black look paired with gold statement jewelry at New York Fashion Week in 2017. 

2017: Pop of Color

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert wore black with a pop of pink and yellow patterns at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015.

2016: Silver Accents

The couple opted for silver accents paired with black outfits at the 2016 ESPYS.

2014: Matching & Classy

When these two arrive on the red carpet, the cameras always go a little crazy. 

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