Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard split up and file for divorce

Chanel Iman and Sterling shepard broke up after six years together, Us weekly has learned.

The couple have quietly separated and “divorced,” an exclusive source said. We, adding: “They will try to remain civil and friendly to each other.” We confirmed that Shepard, 28, officially filed for divorce in June 2021, less than two years after the duo welcomed their second child.

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Before their split, the professional soccer player opened up about how the couple first connected when he spotted the model, 31, at a party in 2016.

“When I was younger, I saw her in the Victoria’s Secret magazines my sisters received, but it didn’t really happen to me. When she entered the room one of my boys said to me, ‘Do you know who this is?’ and I was like, ‘No’, ”he reminded High life in August 2019, noting that a friend of his wanted to talk to Iman first.

“I walked over to her and asked her if she wanted a drink, and we were just talking for the rest of the party, and then we went to a club for the after party and continued talking. I got his number and we went our separate ways, but we stayed in touch, ”Shepard explained at the time. “It was a bit crazy. And now it’s my lady.

Two years after starting dating, the New York Giants wide receiver asked the question.

“A night full of tears of happiness,” Iman wrote on social media of the proposal. “I’m more than happy to spend the rest of my life with you @ sterl_shep3, you are my soul mate, my best friend, my everything! I can’t wait to be your Mrs.

After their wedding in March 2018, the Victoria’s Secret Angel announced that they were expecting their first child. The native of Georgia said We back in the days when although her first trimester was “very difficult”, she was “looking forward to meeting” her baby.

Shepard and Iman welcomed their daughter Cali in August 2018 and a year later announced they were expecting baby # 2.

The athlete frankly discussed how he was preparing to make the transition to a family of four, sharing with We in August 2019, “It’s honestly difficult any time you put a baby in this situation because you always have to try to find time for each other and a lot of the attention is on the baby.” .

The Oklahoma native added at the time, “So that’s the main thing, it’s just that I try to save some time in my schedule and she tries to save time. in her schedule because we’re both quite busy. It’s the hardest thing about it, but we find a way out. “

Ahead of the arrival of their second daughter later that year, the NFL player also spoke about how Iman “takes care of me like no one has ever done,” noting, “I mean, the thing there is. closer to [compare it] is my mother so i love everything about being married to her. It is one of a kind.

The duo welcomed their daughter Cassie in December 2019.

With reporting by Travis Cronin and Diana Cooper

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