Teyana Taylor Reportedly Filed for Divorce From Iman Shumpert, Alleging Infidelity and Mental Abuse (UPDATE)

Legal documents filed in Georgia allege that Taylor felt pressure to “intentionally dim her light for her husband to try to have a harmonious and peaceful marriage.”

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UPDATED 12/7, 9:35 p.m. ET:  Iman Shumpert is attempting to clear his name as his divorce battle with Teyana Taylor wages on.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the former NBA player is pushing back against a specific claim leveled by his estranged wife. Shumpert insists he never “endangered” Taylor throughout their seven-year marriage, and has asked the court to remove the allegation from their divorce documents. 

Taylor’s Nov. 22 filing listed “cruel treatment” as grounds for their divorce, which has been defined as “willful infliction of pain bodily or mental…[that] reasonably justifies apprehension of danger to life, limb, or health.”

Shumpert argues that Taylor, with whom he shares two children, never provided evidence to support the allegation and is, therefore, asking the court to throw out the claim. He says the only grounds for the split should be an “irretrievable broken bond.”

UPDATED 11/24, 9:48 p.m. ETTeyana Taylor has broken her silence on the divorce filing from her husband Iman Shumpert through a post on social media. On Friday, Taylor took to Instagram with a lengthy message about the matter, writing, "I mind my business, don't bother nobody & y'all know I've never played about my children, family, and our privacy. I have not spoken on this private matter to any media or outlets or blogs, etc."

She continued: "So everyone claiming 'Teyana said' didn't get any statements directly from ME. These statements were taken from private court documents that were leaked to the public. It is very heartbreaking that someone would take out the time to make such a private matter public for the world to see. However, Protecting my family is always one thing I've done & and for my children I will continue to do so. Please if y'all love y'all play nieces Junie & Rue like y'all have shown, please allow my self & my family some privacy to resolve this matter in peace, love y'all."

Iman Shumpert has yet to give a public statement on the divorce that was filed by Taylor, his wife of seven years, in Georgia earlier this week.

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Teyana Taylor has filed for divorce from Iman Shumpert after seven years, according to TMZ. The singer/actress confirmed in September that they’d been separated “for a while.”

The outlet writes that legal documents filed in Georgia chronicle “the demise of their marriage” in depth. This includes the revelation of a 2022 divorce filing that Taylor withdrew the next day. She’s now seeking primary physical custody of their two kids, as well as joint legal custody and child support.

The A Thousand and One star, 32, alleges in the docs that Shumpert, 33, was prone to “treating her cruelly and displaying extreme narcissistic behavior throughout the majority of their marriage." This reportedly included the one-time NBA champion "being extremely emotionally and mentally abusive towards her,” exhibiting “cruel treatment and selfishness,” and crashing her Rolls-Royce only to flee the scene, evading a second arrest for DUI. She also claims Iman was jealous whenever she'd get the spotlight, asking her not to work, then griping that she wasn't earning money for their family.

Taylor says she chose to “intentionally dim her light for her husband to try to have a harmonious and peaceful marriage.” While she downplayed talk of infidelity in her public comments earlier this fall—writing “to be 1000% clear, ‘infidelity’ ain’t one of the reasons for our departure”—TMZ reports cheating is very much a part of the divorce filing.

Shumpert and the K.T.S.E. singer met in 2011, began dating in 2013, and wed in 2016.

Teyana Taylor told her followers on Instagram in September about the separation, addressing cheating rumors in the process. “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," she wrote. "Most importantly we are FAMILY & in the 10yrs together, 7yrs married we ain’t ever played with or about THAT.”

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