Page Six recently disclosed Taylor’s profound distress over the public release of her divorce documents, a moment that shattered her privacy. The acclaimed songwriter, who clandestinely filed for divorce from her estranged husband Iman Shumpert back in January, saw this news splashed across headlines only this week. Reports, citing court documents acquired by TMZ, outlined Taylor’s accusations against the NBA player, claiming he subjected her to “cruel treatment” and exhibited “extreme narcissistic behavior” throughout a significant portion of their marriage.
Responding to this sudden media revelation, the 32-year-old artist took to her Instagram stories to address the situation. In a poignant message, she emphasized her usual discretion regarding personal matters and clarified that any statements attributed to her were extracted from private court documents leaked to the public. Expressing her dismay at the breach of privacy, she underscored her commitment to safeguarding her family and urged for privacy to navigate this challenging situation.
According to the acquired documents detailed by Page Six, Taylor, who married Shumpert in 2016, sought to dissolve the marriage due to an inability to cope with the emotional turbulence. Allegedly, her ex-husband exhibited manipulative behavior and condescension toward her career. Taylor felt compelled to diminish her own successes to maintain peace in the relationship, even as Shumpert became increasingly irritable at public events, where photographers often prioritized capturing her solo pictures.
Taylor claimed to have offered Shumpert acting opportunities when his NBA career faced a downturn, yet he showed no interest. The documents suggest that the divorce process commenced in 2021, coinciding with Shumpert’s official retirement from professional basketball. Notably, Taylor, mother to Junie (7) and Rue (3), their daughters with Shumpert, revealed that she tolerated the abuse to avoid ending the marriage. Furthermore, the documents reportedly accused Shumpert of infidelity on multiple occasions.