Iman Shumpert attends the 47th Annual People's Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 07, 2021.
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Here's a Breakdown of Brooklyn Nets Player Iman Shumpert's Relationship History

Ever since NBA star Iman Shumpert rose to fame, his love life has been in the headlines. Here's what we know about his dating history!


Feb. 8 2024, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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Famed Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Iman Shumpert is a name that resonates in the world of professional basketball. He's known not only for his skills on the court but also for his reality TV career. As of late, the baller's personal life has been in the headlines, triggering curiosity and gossip among fans and critics.

In September of 2023, Iman and his longtime love, R&B songstress Teyana Taylor, announced that they were ending their marriage. Teyana filed for divorce in January 2024. The news raised curiosity among fans, who wondered what could have been the cause of their breakup.

All the talk about Iman and Teyana has sparked questions about Iman's dating history — and we have details. Here is the 411 on who he has been involved with.

Teyana Taylor

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Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert attend Luda Day Pop Up Party at Traffik

For the longest time, Teyana Taylor and Iman were one of the most adored celebrity couples. Not only did they have amazing chemistry, but they also seemed to love each other.

The duo first met each other in 2011 but didn't start dating until two years later. Teyana and Iman revealed that they were expecting a baby girl together in 2015 and the following year, they tied the knot. In 2020, the duo welcomed their second daughter.

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The high-profile relationship seemed to be going well until Teyana announced that she and the NBA player were parting ways.

In an Instagram post, she stated: "We are still the best of friends, great business partners, and are one hell of a team when it comes to co-parenting our 2 beautiful children."

Social media soon learned there was more to the story as allegations of abuse and infidelity surfaced. As of this writing, their divorce is still pending.

Elle Varner

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Elle Varner performs during the Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Prior to dating Teyana, Iman had dated singer Elle Varner, however, the reason for their split was largely unknown.

During their brief romance, Elle dished on her relationship with Iman in an interview with Hip Hollywood.

"He’s awesome, we’ve been friends for such a long time," she said (per Vibe.) "Of all the guys that I’ve met throughout being in the limelight, he’s the one guy that really stuck it out and built a friendship with me and it meant a lot."

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Sophie “Rosee Divine” Brussaux

At one point, there was word on the street that Iman had a fling with Sophie “Rosee Divine” Brussaux, who has a child with Drake.

This connection allegedly happened around 2011. Although their relationship was very short-lived, rumors of their relationship resurfaced in 2018.

Amid the gossip, Iman promptly responded to the speculations on social media.

"All of me and her interactions were prior to me knowing my wife, let alone actually getting the chance at dating my wife," he wrote on his Instagram story (via The Shade Room.) "But now y'all are just trying to make something happen. You guys are reaching because there’s nothing to talk about. Get a life.”

In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Iman said that Teyana was very much aware of his past fling with Sophie (and every other woman he'd ever been with.)

"Before any of this, I been had to give Teyana this list, I had to. She can't feel embarrassed ever, I ain't gonna have her feel embarrassed," he shared.

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