Teyana Taylor welcomes daughter with second home birth
‘The Album’ singer and her husband Iman Shumpert delivered Rue Rose in their bathroom.
Teyana Taylor and her husband Iman Shumpert welcomed their second daughter — Rue Rose — on Sunday (Sept. 6). Taylor delivered the baby at home in her bathroom, just as she did for Rue’s older sister — Junie — almost five years ago. Shumpert announced Rue’s arrival with an Instagram post, also revealing that she was born just one day after Taylor’s baby shower.
“At 3:28 am on Sept 6th 2020 Rue Rose decided that the baby shower thrown for her and mommy was too lit. She didn’t make the party but she managed to make the next day her birthdate!!!” the father of two captioned a video of the newborn. “Now…when we buy homes, we always find a bathroom with great energy… but not in a million years would you be able to tell me we’d deliver both of our daughters in a bathroom without the assistance of a hospital!”
“Our newest edition entered the world in the water and came out looking around and ready to explore!” he added. “A healthy child. A little sister. Another daughter. Black love wins….again. Welcome babygirl…we love you!”
Taylor reposted Shumpert’s caption, adding, “We love you Rue, welcome baby girl.”
With help from Shumpert, Taylor welcomed Junie a month before her delivery date at home back in 2015. Taylor previously told Nick Cannon that she was considering another home birth for Rue and wanted Erykah Badu — who also works as a doula — to be involved in her delivery.
“I don’t know if I want to go to the hospital for this next baby,” she said. “I’m considering home birth and I’m actually going to be doing it with Erykah. Her and Iman are going to deliver my baby. I’m super excited. Ima have her just sing her verse from ‘Lowkey’ to me to calm my nerves.”
It’s unclear whether or not Badu was able to be present for Rue’s birth.
For their baby shower, the family dressed in matching red outfits and posed for several sweet pictures. Junie showed lots of love to her mom’s baby bump, as Taylor said she’s been extremely antsy to meet her new little sister.
“We’re ready, and we’re very excited,” Taylor told People after announcing her pregnancy. “Iman is super excited. Junie is ecstatic — I’m talking super ecstatic. Everybody is just excited. I can’t wait. I’ve got three more months left until we meet our little princess.”
See videos of baby Rue Rose below. Congratulations to the couple!
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