Teyana Taylor‘s split from Iman Shumpert reportedly encountered another unpleasant twist concerning the former basketball player’s “grown-up slumber parties” while their kids are in his care.

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The announcement of the estranged couple’s divorce took many by surprise. Fans had previously viewed them as relationship goals during their seven-year union. Now, Taylor is expressing concern for the well-being of her children in the midst of their divorce proceedings.

On Mar. 26, 2024, Taylor filed a motion against Shumpert in relation to their ongoing divorce. As per TMZ, the singer has requested the testimony of a child psychologist concerning matters involving their children.

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Taylor reportedly found out that a “female acquaintance” was present with their children while staying with Shumpert during his designated parenting time. She mentions that this situation caused confusion for their eldest daughter, Junie.

The 33-year-old seems indifferent to who Shumpert engages with romantically. Her legal representative stated that Taylor is worried about her children’s well-being and their associations. While spending time with his daughters, the actor from The Chi reportedly had the companionship of a woman and her daughter. Taylor apparently became aware of this scenario during a FaceTime call with Junie and Rue as she could discern the woman’s presence in the background.

It remains unclear if Taylor has interacted with the unidentified woman or knew about her connection to her soon-to-be ex-husband. However, the attorney for the singer mentioned that Junie, their eldest daughter, felt perplexed upon witnessing Shumpert and his “friend” sharing a bed. The lawyer also stated that Shumpert explained the situation by telling his daughters that his “friend” needed accommodation at his place due to her “broken” home.


Taylor is apprehensive that Shumpert isn’t fully attentive to their children while they are under his care. According to legal papers, he only spends time with them two weekends a month and a few Fridays sporadically. Taylor’s team argues that the father of two has ample child-free days to pursue his romantic relationships.

Due to Taylor’s concerns, she has requested an evaluation by a child psychologist to assess the situation and its potential impact on their daughters. Shumpert showcasing different women around isn’t the only issue Taylor has with him regarding their children.

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As previously highlighted, Taylor disapproves of Shumpert purportedly using marijuana during his time with Rue and Junie. Additionally, it was requested that a financial expert be allowed to provide testimony as Taylor alleges that over $4 million was withdrawn from their joint accounts.

Despite the “Gonna Love Me” singer’s concerns about the children’s welfare, she also desires to reduce the conflict. Taylor’s legal representative informed The Shade Room that she aimed to keep the divorce proceedings private. Conversely, Shumpert and his legal team had different intentions.

“Teyana did not intend for this situation to be public in hopes to keep the peace, hence why she used their initials when she quietly filed for divorce. Iman filed a motion using their full legal names 11 months after they were able to keep the proceedings away from the public eye,” Taylor’s attorney stated.

Upon the news of their divorce becoming public, the mother of two stressed that she wanted to reach an amicable resolution.