Teyana Taylor announces separation from Iman Shumpert after 7 years of marriage

Taylor said they remain "the best of friends" and are successful co-parents.

September 18, 2023, 10:47 AM

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert have decided to end their seven-year marriage, the singer revealed over the weekend.

Addressing recent rumors about their relationship in a post shared to her Instagram, Taylor clarified that she and the former NBA star had been separated for some time but debunked any speculation about infidelity being the reason for their split.

"AHT AHT! Not too much on my bestie!" the "Rose in Harlem" singer shared on Instagram Sunday alongside a picture of the twosome dressed as Wayne and Garth from "Wayne's World." "In all fairness, Iman and I are separated and have been for a while. To be 1000% clear, 'infidelity' ain't one of the reasons for our departure."

Taylor emphasized that, despite the separation, they remain "the best of friends, great business partners and are one hell of a team when it comes to co-parenting our 2 beautiful children," referencing their daughters Iman "Junie" Tayla and Rue Rose.

"Most importantly we are FAMILY & in the 10yrs together, 7yrs married we ain't ever played with or about THAT. We just keep y'all a**** out the group chat lol, which is the reason we've been able to successfully & peacefully separate without all of the outside noise," she added.

"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," Taylor concluded. "I hope this provided some clarity for y'all. Okay AunTey taking y'all back out the chat bye!"

Shumpert, who won "Dancing with the Stars" season 30, has yet to post about the split.

Celebrities like Keke Palmer, Nicey Nash and Jill Scott took to the comments to send positive vibes to Taylor and her family, with Scott writing, "The love is real and so is the positive energy. I’m rooting for your family’s genuine joy."