AceShowbiz - Iman Shumpert denied being "cruel" to his estranged wife Teyana Taylor during their marriage. After the singer cited "cruel treatment" as her reason for their divorce, the NBA star requested that the accusation be removed from her filing.
The 33-year-old argued in his response that his ex cannot prove he made her feel endangered. Thus, he noted that the only reason for their separation was an "irretrievable broken bond," according to TMZ. The athlete also insisted that he is not irresponsible with the former couple's two daughters, Junie, 8, and Rue, 3.
Teyana announced her split from Iman in September. Two months later, it was revealed that she had filed for divorce from the former basketball player months before the split confirmation.
Teyana later released a statement expressing her disappointment that the divorce news got leaked to the public. "I mind my business, don't bother nobody & y'all know I've never played about my children, family & our privacy," she penned in a November 24 post. "I have not spoken on this private matter to any media outlets or blogs etc."
"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," the musician added. "It is very heartbreaking that someone would take out the time to make such a private matter public for the world to see."
Teyana went on to note, "However, Protecting my family is one thing I've ALWAYS done & for my children I will continue to do so. Please if y'all love y'all play nieces Junie & Rue like y'all have shown, please allow my self & my family some privacy to resolve this matter in peace." She concluded her post by saying, "Love y'all."