Singer/dancer Teyana Taylor and her husband, Sacramento Kings forward Iman Shumpert, are set to star in a VH1 reality show about their life. Taylor sat down with Page Six to discuss how becoming parents changed their sex lives.
The pair has a 2-year-old daughter named Junie who is currently going through her co-sleeping phase.“Junie falls asleep on my head. Even if Iman kisses me, she will move my face and kiss him, then she will bring me and his head together and we will do a three-way kiss— he has to be involved,” said the 27-year-old mom.
The promo for the show includes a bathroom scene in which Junie interrupts an intimate moment between her parents. Taylor explained what happened that night.
“When we got home, Junie was c**k-blocking, she did not let us do anything. Do not let the shower scenes fool you! Don’t get it twisted—when we get it in, we get it in good but when Junie is around, we can kiss that goodbye.”
Mom doesn’t seem too bent out of shape about the lack of privacy. She claims that it is all just a part of the journey of parenthood.
“Pre-Junie sex was every day. Post-Junie, Mama is tired. I would be down, Mama and Papa had to go to work. Junie did not want to go to sleep, and one thing I will not do is make love in front of my baby,” the singer stated. “Junie has a room, but she likes to sleep with us. Now we have to plan it out. That is just parenthood. We can’t complain.”
Teyana has a Kanye West-produced album scheduled for the near future. In the meantime, Teyana & Iman airs March 26 at 9 p.m. EST.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.