Looks like the cat is out of the bag and Teyana Taylor is not taking it lightly.
Page Six reported Taylor’s emotions as she is heartbroken over her divorce documents being ‘leaked.’ The songwriter had secretly filed for divorce from estranged husband Iman Shumpert in January, and it was not until this week that the news gripped headlines. Page Six reports that in the court documents acquired by TMZ, the American actress accused the NBA player of “treating her cruelly and displaying extreme narcissistic behavior throughout the majority of their marriage.”
After this episode, Page Six reported that the 32-year-old songwriter took to her Instagram stories to address the story. She typed, “I mind my business, don’t bother nobody & y’all know I’ve never played about my children, family & our privacy. I have not spoken on this private matter to any media outlets or blogs, etc.,” adding, “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.”
She continued in her story, “It is very heartbreaking that someone would take out the time to make such a private matter public for the world to see,” adding, “However, protecting my family is one thing I have always done for my children and will continue to do so. 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 solve his matter in peace.” She signed off her story with “Love y’all.”
Page Six reported that according to documents obtained by TMZ, 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.
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.