The breakups continue! It is now being reported exclusively that Sterling Shepard has filed for divorce from Chanel Iman after almost 4 years of marriage.
The pair quietly separated and are “getting divorced,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly, saying, “They are going to try and remain civil and friendly towards each other.”
The media company confirmed that Shepard, 28, officially filed for divorce in June 2021, less than two years after the duo welcomed their second child.
Ahead of their split, the professional football 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’d see her in the Victoria’s Secret magazines that my sisters were getting, but it didn’t really come to me. When she walked into the room one of my boys was like, ‘You know who that is?’ and I was like, ‘No,’” he recalled to Haute Living in August 2019, noting that one of his friends actually wanted to talk to Iman first.
“I approached 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 some club for the afterparty and kept talking.
I got her number, and we went our own separate ways, but we stayed in contact,” Shepard explained at the time. “It was kind of crazy. And now that’s my lady.”
Two years after they started dating, the New York Giants wide receiver popped the question.
“A night full of tears of happiness,” Iman wrote on social media about the proposal. “I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs.”
Following their March 2018 nuptials, the Victoria’s Secret Angel announced that they were expecting their first child.