Teyana Taylor secretly filed for divorce from her already separated husband, Iman Shumpert, and accused him of being a jealous emotional abuser who was insecure about her fame.
Page Six reported via information obtained by TMZ on Wednesday that she alleged that her ex was “treating her cruelly and displaying extreme narcissistic behavior throughout the majority of their marriage.” According to the news outlet, Taylor, who wed Shumpert back in 2016, wanted to put an end to their marriage because she was “unable to handle the emotional rollercoaster.”
Page Six further reported that the ‘Wake Up Love’ singer alleges that her then-husband would send her “manipulative and condescending” texts about her career. As he “became more and more angry,” she even “began to intentionally dim her light for her husband to try to have a harmonious and peaceful marriage,” the news outlet states.
Per the procured documents, the 32-year-old singer and actress also said that Shumpert would get irritated while attending public events together because oftentimes photographers would ask him to step aside so they could take her solo pictures. Taylor also alleges that since her estranged husband did not want her to work, she would turn down several tempting work offers.
The ‘Morning’ singer claims that despite the fact that the NBA player earned more than her, he was insecure about her potential growth.
The ‘Coming 2 America’ actress further alleges that when her husband’s NBA career began its downward spiral, she even offered him a few acting jobs, but he was never interested. The same year that Shumpert officially retired from the NBA, Taylor began the divorce process, which was in 2021.
The mother of two, Junie, 7, and Rue, 3, daughters whom she shares with Shumpert, said that she endured all the abuse because she did not want to break her marriage. The documents produced by TMZ per Page Six also show her accusing him of cheating on her several times.
While confirming their split on Instagram in September, she did not make any cheating claims when she captioned a picture dedicated to her split, “AHT AHT! Not too much on my bestie! In all fairness, Iman and I are separated and have been for a while,” adding, “To be 1000% clear, ‘infidelity’ ain’t one of the reasons for our departure. 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.”
Additionally, Taylor wishes to make the separation peaceful without active noise and interference from fans.