Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor are a celebrity power couple. The pair’s love story goes back to 2014 when their friendship turned romantic after Taylor nursed him back to health when the basketballer suffered a knee injury.
They have made headlines individually since they got married in 2016 for their individual and joint career successes, and also frequently been in headlines for various things, such as when they trended while their series “We Got Love Teyana & Iman” aired on TV.
The couple recently made headlines again when Shumpert joined the reality competition “Dancing With the Stars” as a contestant. This made fans of him and Taylor more curious about the NBA player and his wife, including how she reacted when he joined the dance competition.
Taylor and Shumpert have incredible careers, and that means loads of cash coming their way frequently. Who do you think has the higher net worth between the lovers? Let’s find out.
Taylor’s Career & Net Worth
Taylor made her television debut in season 4 of MTV’s “My Super Sweet Sixteen,” where she shared invites to her 16th birthday in an ice cream truck. She also appeared at the birthday party with a marching band and had on a custom-made rainbow dress inside a Barbie box.
In 2010, she made her film debut when she starred in “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming” and later in “Madea’s Big Happy Family.”
She got signed in 2012 as an artist to Kanye West’s label, GOOD Music, and went on to drop her debut album “VII” two years later. She then featured in the music video for West’s song “Fade,” a stunning performance that earned her an MTV Video Music award in 2017.
The singer, dancer, and entrepreneur recently announced that she would be retiring from music and released the info for her farewell shows titled “The Last Rose Petal” on Instagram.
She currently stars on the E! Reality show “We Got Love Teyana and Iman” with Shumpert and will reportedly be focusing on her position as the creative director of fashion brand PrettyLittleThing.
Taylor was recently announced as Maxim’s Sexiest Woman Alive, making her the first Black woman to receive the title. CelebrityNetWorth estimates that she has a net worth of $5 million.
Shumpert’s Career & Net Worth
Shumpert is a professional NBA player who, according to CelebrityNetWorth, has a net worth of $30 million.
He played basketball in college at Georgia Tech and forfeited his last year of NCAA eligibility to begin his professional basketball career in 2011. Shumpert has played for several teams including the New York Knicks, the Sacramento Kings, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Brooklyn Nets, and others.
He is currently a free agent after he suffered a strain on his hamstring.
In addition to his career in basketball, Shumpert has also dabbled in the rap music industry. He released a mixtape in 2013 titled “Dear Kendrick,” which was a message to the rapper, Kendrick Lamar.
He also released an EP called “Substance Abuse” in 2018. Presently, he stars as a cast of his family reality television show, “We Got Love Teyana and Iman,” and in the latest season of “Dancing With The Stars.”
Taylor’s Reaction To Shumpert Joining ‘DWTS’
For weeks now, fans have been wondering how Taylor felt when she found out that her husband joined the dance cast of “DWTS,” which is usually her forte.
Shumpert noted her reaction to the news in an interview with E! News, saying; “Teyana laughed, but it quickly turned into her competitive spirit to say I better win.”
He also spoke more about his interaction with his wife regarding the show. He said, “We’ve seen the show and the times that she’s seen it the way she critiques it she just feels like it’s something I’d be able to win as long as I actually focus on the art form and dancing and not so much staying in my comfort zone. I’m looking to go outside my comfort zone a little bit.”
Shumpert’s Dancing Debut On ‘DWTS’
Season 30 of the ABC series “Dancing With The Stars” returned with an impressive cast list which included names like JoJo Siwa, Kenya Moore, and Matt James. Shumpert also joined the cast as the athlete contestant, a common tradition for the show.
He was an unexpected addition to the show but proved to viewers that he was more than capable when the season premiere aired.
He and his pro dance partner Daniella Karagach performed the jive to the Outkast song “Hey Ya!” and impressed supporters who took to social media to express their love for the performance.
However, the judges gave the duo a score of 21, which ranked them as the second-lowest performance of the night. This score did not discourage fans who are anticipating Shumpert’s foot skills display in upcoming episodes.
We wish the basketball player all the best.