Teyana Taylor's daughter Junie melts hearts, looking adorable while supporting dad Iman on game day
Teyana Taylor’s daughter Junie is her father’s biggest cheerleader in recent pic shared by Iman Shumpert on Instagram. The power couple has been facing rumors about infidelity, but Shumpert slammed down haters for trying to ruin his reputation.
Junie Shumpert is a star on the making, and she’s always ready to steal the spotlight wherever she goes.
The adorable 3-year-old is continuously featured on her parents’ social media and has her own Instagram account, and she recently delighted fans by showing her support for Iman on the basketball court.
IMAN’S BIGGEST CHEERLEADER
In a pic shared by the Sacramento Kings star player, little Junie extender her arms with an excited expression in her face as she stands in the middle of the basketball court at one of her father’s games. She looked quite the fashionista, wearing a gray t-shirt, a matching jacket with some patches, black pants, and purple Ugg boots.
“Game day vibes!!! A perfect day to go see the Scores play!!! But if you not gonna be as excited as @babyjunie4 don't even watch lol. #theScoresisHERE,” Shumpter captioned the adorable shot.
Fans flooded the comment section gushing about Junie, with most of them expressing amazement at how big she has gotten and how fast time flies when it comes to kids. “Junie looks like she has the whole world in her hands every time,” wrote one user, and another added, “Junie steals the show (as always)! She’s so big now!”
AN EMOTIONAL BIRTH
The toddler celebrated her 3rd birthday last month, and to commemorate the occasion, her mother shared an emotional collection of clips of Junie, from her newborn days until now, using the 911 call Iman did when she was born as the background sound.
Junie came into the world one month ahead of her scheduled date, and Teyana didn’t realize she was in labor until she felt the baby’s head coming out as she was in the bathroom. Iman ended up delivering his daughter with his bare hands, and then called 911 to ask for instructions while an ambulance arrived at their home.
“She has blown Christmas away! Our family is complete. Her blueprint will be unmatched. Welcome, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. Mommy carried you. Daddy delivered you. #MeetTheParents we love you baby girl,” Taylor wrote on a now-deleted Instagram post after Junie’s birth.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING IN THE PUBLIC EYE
While Teyana and Iman already had a significant presence in the entertainment industry before Junie’s birth, their VH1 reality show put them on the map to a broader audience. However, so much attention usually comes to a prize, and rumors, negative press and fake stories have been plaguing the couple’s lives in the past days.
Several blogs reported that Iman and Teyana had a threesome with porn star Alby Rydes, and that, as a result of it, Iman had impregnated the woman. It all stemmed from a comment the NBA star left on an Instagram pic of Rydes showing off her newborn baby.
Coincidentally, Teyana deleted her Instagram account, adding more fuel to the fire as people assumed she was trying to get rid of her pics with her “cheater” husband.
However, both Shumpert and Taylor came forward to slam the rumors, with Iman threatening to take legal action against the people who started the damaging story.
THEIR RESPONSES TO THE RUMORS
Teyana took to Twitter to say she had never seen or touched Rydes, and explain that she deleted her Instagram because she is mad with Def Jam for not dropping her new music video on time. And she added, “Iman is not dumb he knows I’d kill him. End of story.”
1. I’ve never seen/touched that girl in my life. 2. My page is gone because I’m upset at @defjam for not dropping my damn “WTP” video on time, per usual. 3. It’s really sad that lies are entertained so much than the truth. 4. Iman is not dumb he know I’d kill him 😃 End of story. https://t.co/FCdG0c1VIr— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) January 21, 2019
The NBA star, on the other hand, said that his legal team were onto the blogs that spread the news, and added that Alby is his friend, so he’s not going to apologize for putting heart eyes under the picture. And continued:
“Seeing my wife go thru a pregnancy and blossom in motherhood I can’t help but to admire and enjoy every part of that process through IG to any woman I scroll past in that energy."
Rydes also denied the rumors, stating that the father of her baby is another guy, and telling people to put their energy into chasing their dreams instead of attacking other over baseless rumors.