Cleveland Cavaliers star Iman Shumpert is expressing his love and respect for Teyana Taylor, whom he recently proposed to and with whom he is expecting his first child.
To celebrate the singer’s 25th birthday, the NBA baller took to Facebook to pen an touching tribute to the first-time mom and soon-to-be wife.
“I’ve never held a woman on a pedestal quite like this before. I’ve never appreciated everything about a person so much,” he wrote in the caption of a black-and-white photo of himself lifting Teyana in the air. “As we grow together you’ve taught me more about myself than I ever knew. You have changed my life forever. You have made a house a home.”
Shumpert jokes about her birthday plans: “I know you can’t drink while you’re pregnant…and you’ll probably pass out after dinner and not make it to the club lol. But I’m screaming HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you while you’re in Chicago! You need anything while you’re there you know I got you…that’s kind of my neck of the woods.”
“Smile on your special day sweetheart…you make every woman want to wear 25 just like you!” he concludes.
The couple is expected to welcome their daughter, Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr., on January 16, 2016. They’ve been dating since June 2014.
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