Teyana Taylor and her husband, Iman Shumpert, first met in 2011, and it was not love at first sight. 

The singer met the NBA athlete at a party where the latter was drunk with his shirt off. Her husband approached her and told her she needed him in her life, which did not impress Taylor. 

“At the time, I wasn’t like a huge heel girl, so I’m sitting at the top of the bar with my dress and heels. And he comes and is like, ‘You need me in your life.’ And I was like, ‘Excuse me?’ Drunk with no shirt on, and just got drafted. It was too much for me,” shared Taylor. 

Despite everything, the duo became friends, and the turning point in their friendship was when Taylor supported Shumpert through his injury.

At the time, both of them had recently gone through breakups, and things changed between them.

They made their first public appearance as a couple at the BET Hip Hop Awards in September 2014.

How Many Kids Does Teyana Taylor Have with Her Husband?

A year later, the couple announced on Instagram they were expecting a baby together.

They uploaded a sonogram, and Shumpert accompanied the post with a caption, saying he was more than happy to have his first child and daughter with Taylor. 

He also revealed they were welcoming her in January 2016. 

However, their daughter had other plans, and instead of arriving on the stipulated time, she came out a month earlier. 

The couple welcomed their daughter, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr, affectionally known as Junie, in December 2015.

Taylor’s water broke while she was in the toilet, and her husband was helping her down the stairs to get to the hospital. 

Teyana taylor with her husband and two kids on the cover of Ebony Magazine

Teyana Taylor with her husband and two kids on the cover of Ebony Magazine. (Source: Teyana Taylor/Instagram)

Unfortunately, she couldn’t make it down the stairs, and Shumpert helped deliver their daughter in the bathroom and waited for the ambulance to arrive. 

And that’s not all there is to the story. 

The duo married in the bathroom where their baby was born for good luck before their big wedding. 

They were supposed to get married earlier that year, but their conflicting schedules kept pushing back their special day. 

Teyana Taylor on Becoming a Mother to Two Kids

Less than a year later, on October 1, 2016, the couple officially became husband and wife. 

A few years later, in September 2020, Taylor and Shumpert welcomed their second child

Taylor had given birth to Rue Rose at home just hours after celebrating her baby shower with friends. 

During an interview, the mother of two opened up about raising her two kids. 

The singer explained there was no handbook to follow regarding parenting, and there was no such thing as a “perfect parent.”

“Even in parenthood, I had to learn that like there’s no such thing as a perfect parent. It’s not really like a right or wrong — you just learn,” said Taylor.

She added that as parents, one should try their best to support them and allow them to live out their dreams, whatever that may be.

Taylor explained she wanted to give her kids the freedom to do whatever their minds desired, whether it be singing, dancing, playing with makeup, or playing basketball.