It will soon be wedding bells and baby bliss for Iman Shumpert, and Teyana Taylor!
The NBA star, 25, asked his singer girlfriend, 24, to be his wife November 7 during the couple’s baby shower at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio, according to People. Shumpert and Taylor are expecting their first baby in January. What better gift to the mother of his unborn child than to surprise her with a proposal in front of family and friends?
Friend of the couple and media guru, Karen Civil, was quick to spread the news on social media: “Loved every minute of hosting @teyanataylor’ & Iman’s babyshower,” she shared on Instagram. “Its turned into a night celebration of your engagement. Congratulations!”
The day after the baby shower proposal, Taylor took to Instagram as well, showing off her gorgeous ruby engagement ring. The “Google Me” singer recited lyrics from fellow artist Monica’s, “Love All Over Me,” and thanked her future husband for “putting the color back in my life.”
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🌹 "Before your love baby I was muddy So deep with pain till you took it from me/ You showered me with a new beginning Now I'm clean/ Took me by surprise when you ran up on me, I came to life baby in that moment/ You put your hands on my heart and baby now it beats" Thank You @imanshumpert for putting the color back in my life! I love you so much 🌹 & thank you @monicabrown for those beautiful lyrics. You spoke to my soul girl! 😘
The happy couple has been very open with fans about their love for each other and excitement about their bundle of joy, who is due to arrive January 16. Shumpert, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, announced on Facebook in September that the couple will be naming the baby Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr.
The pair is clearly in love. Shumpert showed off an ultrasound photo of baby Iman back in September, thanking Taylor for being the mother of his child: “I love you @teyanataylor thank you for your sacrifice in starting our very own family!” He went onto say, “P.s. I know you see my daughter with her hand behind her head and her feet kicked up… she’s already daddy’s little girl!!!”
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When a man loves a woman how she was born to be loved…procreation is the best blessing you can receive! I couldn't be more happy than to share my first child with the woman I intended to have my family with. Iman Taylor Shumpert Jr is expected to enter this world "1.16.16". We want that world to be as pure as possible for her. We people, show the world what we feel the world should see when we want them to see it…something this beautiful had to be announced when we were ready for everyone to know…this is what happiness grows into! I love you @teyanataylor thank you for your sacrifice in starting our very own family! P.s. I know you see my daughter with her hand behind her head and her feet kicked up…😂😂…she's already daddy's little girl!!!
We have no doubt that these parents-to-be will keep us posted as delivery day gets closer and wedding plans are made!
Congratulations to the happy couple!