Teyana Taylor and her long-time partner, Iman Shumpert, have decided to part ways after being together for a decade. The surprising news came directly from Teyana herself, who took to Instagram on Sunday, September 17, to share the update with her followers. Accompanying her announcement was a cheerful photo of the couple enjoying their time together.
In her Instagram post, Teyana Taylor wrote, “AHT AHT! Not too much on my bestie!” as she affectionately referred to Shumpert. She clarified their situation, stating, “Iman and I are separated and have been for a while. To be 1000% clear, ‘infidelity’ isn’t one of the reasons for our departure.” She emphasized that despite their separation, they remain the best of friends, excellent business partners, and a formidable team when it comes to co-parenting their two wonderful children.
Teyana went on to emphasize the strength of their bond, saying, “Most importantly, we are FAMILY, and in the 10 years we’ve spent together, including 7 years of marriage, we’ve never wavered in our commitment.” She humorously mentioned, “We just keep y’all out of our group chat, which is why we’ve been able to successfully and peacefully separate without the interference of outside opinions.”
The singer-actress shared this part of their story to address the misconceptions that have been circulating and to provide clarity to all parties involved. She concluded her post by playfully saying, “Okay AunTey is taking y’all back out of the chat. Bye!”