Teyana Taylor holds almost every creative title you can think of: singer, songwriter, actor, choreographer, director — you name it. But perhaps her most treasured role is being a mom of two. Along with estranged husband Iman Shumpert (the pair are currently separated), the two are “one hell of a team” who co-parent their beautiful daughters and mini-me’s, Junie and Rue.
Taylor and Shumpert — who went public with their romance in 2014 before tying the knot on Oct. 1, 2016 — welcomed their first child together in December 2015, followed by their second roughly five years later. Since then, the family of four have shared non-stop glimpses into their lives, from red carpet appearances and big stag performances to their sweetest moments posted on social media.
Taylor raved about her girls “getting big” when she spoke to People in April. “The babies are good,” she shared, also joking that “my youngest is talking too much.” The “A Thousand and One” star also spoke about motherhood back in 2021, telling Forbes that her daughters are her “best friends.” “I love my babies,” said Taylor. “. . . Even before I got to where I wanted to be, I knew that I would always have my kids with me everywhere I went.” And she’s kept her word, as the two were most recently seen onstage with her at Afropunk 2023.
Shumpert, meanwhile, has been candid about parenthood and raising his girls as well. In 2022, the NBA player said on “CBS Mornings” that the lessons he learned from his dad growing up proved that he had big “shoes to fill” as a father himself. “When I be having to do stuff for my daughter, I really do tap into what he did, what he stood for, how he moved,” said Shumpert. He also shared that he felt “reborn” after the birth of his daughters, adding, “It’s cool to be a dad. Being a good father is contagious.”
Keep reading ahead to learn more about Taylor and Shumpert’s girls and see some of their sweetest family photos.