Teyana Taylor recently took to Twitter to address the leaked divorce documents and emphasize the need for privacy surrounding her impending divorce from Iman Shumpert. In a heartfelt tweet on November 24, the multitalented artist expressed her disappointment over the private court documents being made public.
Taylor began by stating, “I mind my business, don’t bother nobody, & y’all know I’ve never played about my children, family, and our privacy.” She clarified that she had not provided any statements to media outlets, and the information circulating was extracted from leaked court documents. Taylor found it heartbreaking that such a private matter had been exposed to the world and underscored her commitment to protecting her family.
In her plea for privacy, she requested her fans’ understanding, saying, “Please if y’all love y’all play nieces Junie and Rue like y’all have shown, please allow myself and my family some privacy to resolve this matter in peace. Love y’all.”
Adding to her sentiment, she stated in the caption, “This will be the FIRST and LAST time I speak on this matter.” Taylor and Shumpert had announced their amicable split in September after seven years of marriage.
This will be the FIRST and LAST time I speak on this matter. pic.twitter.com/3ROjWazGM2— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) November 24, 2023
However, recent developments emerged when TMZ reported on November 22 that Taylor had filed for divorce eight months earlier, alleging emotional and mental abuse from the former NBA star throughout their marriage. The court documents also accused Shumpert of cruel treatment, extreme narcissistic behavior, and infidelity.
The divorce petition disclosed incidents such as Shumpert crashing Taylor’s Rolls-Royce, fleeing to avoid arrest, displaying jealousy when she was in the spotlight, and discouraging her from working. Despite a previous denial of infidelity as a reason for their separation, Taylor is now seeking primary physical custody of their two children, joint legal custody, and child support.
While Shumpert did not directly respond to these revelations, he shared a Joe Budden meme on Instagram, interpreted by many as a reaction to the emerging details. Shumpert’s lawyer, Stephen C. Steele, issued a statement to TMZ, expressing hope for a fair resolution that prioritizes the best interests of the children.