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Teyana Taylor has confirmed that she and her husband Iman Shumpert have split. The singer announced the pair’s relationship on Sunday afternoon (September 17).
“Honestly, Iman and I are separated and have been for a while,” Taylor wrote in the post on Instagram. “To be 1000% clear, ‘infidelity’ is not one of the reasons for our departure.”
She added: “We are still best friends, great business partners and a great team when it comes to co-parenting our 2 beautiful children. The most important thing is that we are FAMILY and in 10 years together, 7 years of marriage, we have not played with THAT.
The singer and former NBA player married in October 2016 after announcing their engagement at Taylor’s baby shower in November 2015 while she was pregnant with their first child, Junie.
Junie was born in December 2015 — delivered unexpectedly by Shumpert himself at home in the couple’s bathroom — and they welcomed their second child, Rue, in September 2020.
In her note on Sunday, Taylor explained why they kept quiet about the split. “Just keeping you guys out of the group chat lol, which is why we were able to successfully and peacefully separate without all the outside noise,” she said. “The only reason I’m even sharing THIS part of the chat is because the stories are getting a little out of hand and it’s unfair to all parties involved. Hope that clears things up for you all.”