Close on the heels of Ray J and Princess Love’s newborn comes another Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood baby. Former stars of the show, Day 26’s Willie Taylor and his wife Shanda, welcomed a baby boy May 21.
“Most people won’t post their newborns but God is so good to me
Welcome my baby boy,” Shanda wrote on Instagram. “Kash Madison Taylor […] 6lbs 6oz.”
Willie himself wrote, “God you are Truly Amazing!!!! Welcoming My Son Kash Madison Taylor into the world today 5/21/18 @imshandadenyce you did That!!!!!” The star also commented under Shanda’s post, telling her that she did “amazing.”
Back in 2015, Willie and Shanda weathered financial issues, as the singer struggled to make enough money to keep their luxurious Los Angeles lifestyle going. Things worsened after Shanda attempted to pitch in with the bills by returning to stripping, a move Willie did not support at all.
By the next year though (mid 2016), the couple — who had been together for 13 years at that point — put on a convincing united front for the LHHH cameras. At the time, the two seemed to be in a perfect place as they started off the premiere.
However… everything wasn’t what it seemed. Fans and viewers of the series quickly learned that Willie had been stepping out on his wife for years.
During an episode of LHHH, a new woman, Kyesha, met Shanda during her studio session. Kyesha showed Shanda all the receipts she had of Willie cheating on her over the years.
Switching It Up
Afterwards, Shanda, Willie, and Kyesha met on three different occasions. For a minute, it looked like Shanda and Willie would end for good, leaving their children in the balance. The then-mom-of-two constantly considered her kids during the turmoil.
“Have we went to counseling? We went to a session, it didn’t go well, but I feel like the love I have for my children kind of keeps me wanting to make it work, but we did kind of like separate,” Shanda said at the time. “And I feel like, look if you want this s**t, fight for it.”
In the end, though, the couple opted to work things out. They also chose to cut ties with the show.