Teyana Taylor is taking dirty gossip mongers “from group chats” after basketball player Iman Shumpert described her relationship as “a little out of hand.”
The “Coming 2 America” actor confirmed Sunday that he and the Brooklyn Nets guard had “successfully and amicably separated” some time ago. And he did it while working the chatterboxes after cheating allegations swirled around Shumpert and embraced the beloved couple’s seven-year marriage.
“AHT AHT! Not too much on my friend! The R&B singer and dancer shared a photo of herself and Shumpert in Wayne and Garth outfits, writing on Instagram Sunday, “Wayne’s Worlds.”
“In all fairness, Iman and I are separated and have been for a while,” he continued. “To be 1000% clear, ‘faith’ was not a factor in our departure. We are still best friends, great business partners and one hell of a team at co-parenting our 2 beautiful children. Most importantly we are family and in 10 years together, Married 7 years we have never played with or with it.”
Taylor, 32, said she and Shumpert, 33, managed to keep their breakup a secret without involving their fans and enemies.
“We just put all the evaluations in the group chat haul out, which is why we were able to separate successfully and peacefully without any outside noise,” he added. “The only reason I’m sharing this part of the chat is because the narratives are getting out of hand and it’s unfair to all parties involved. I hope this has provided some clarity for you all. Well aunty is taking you out bye bye!”
The “White Men Can’t Jump” actor announced their engagement at her baby shower in November 2015, when she was pregnant with their first child, Iman “Zuni” Tayla, now 7.
They married in October 2016 and had their second child, daughter Rue Rose, in September 2020. Shumpert helped Taylor deliver both babies at home in the couple’s bathroom.
In June, Taylor praised Shumpert in a birthday post on Instagram, writing, “Your birthday will always be one of my favorite days.”
“Because on this day 33 years ago a super dope human was born,” he wrote. “My best friend, my husband, the father of my children, my other half. How’s your birthday like crazy cause my day to gift you. One of the best gifts I’ve ever received.”