12.17.2015

Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert Welcome Baby Girl

Teyana Taylor is officially a mom. The singer and her fiancé, Iman Shumpert, welcomed their first child on Wednesday morning (Dec. 16).

Their daughter, named Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr., wasn’t due until Jan. 16, but she made an early entrance in the bathroom of their home. According to E! Online, the healthy baby girl weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz.

Taylor shared the dramatic story behind her delivery.

“On Dec 16th at 6:42am in our bathroom Junie decided she wanted to take her first breath into this world,” said Taylor. “She came out as a wonderful surprise to everyone! Not knowing I was in labor until I felt her head…it took two ten count pushes with my fiancé playing Dr and she entered this world into his bare hands! Eyes full of tears and barely able to speak to the emergency operator @imanshumpert tied a pair of red headphones around the umbilical cord and the ambulance made there grand entrance 5 min later.”

She continued, “She opened her eyes right away, gazed into mine and never cried! He handed her to me wrapped in our bath towel and wiped her face for me to see what LOVE really is. 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.”


In September, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. They got engaged in November when Shumpert proposed during the baby shower.

“You have changed my life forever. You have made a house a home,” the Cleveland Cavaliers guard told his fiancée. “You have carried the next generation. And you have proven to me that love is real and genuine.”

Congrats to the new parents!