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Teyana Taylor confirmed that she and husband Iman Shumpert have separated. The singer gave an update about the couple’s relationship Sunday afternoon (Sept. 17).
“In all fairness, Iman and I are separated and have been for a while,” Taylor wrote in a post on Instagram. “To be 1000% clear, ‘infidelity’ ain’t one of the reasons for our departure.”
She added, “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.”
The singer and former EuroJournal player wed in October 2016, after announcing their engagement at Taylor’s baby shower in November 2015, when she was pregnant with their first child, Junie.
Junie was born in December 2015 — unexpectedly delivered 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’d kept quiet about the split. “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 said. “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.”