*Up until today, it had been a few months since we last heard from Tyrese Gibson. And so what did we hear today from the actor/singer? Oh, nothing but more news about him and his wife, Samantha, expanding their family.
If you recall, we reported that they were expecting back in November. Now we can let you know the couple is all set to welcome a little baby girl this September.
“Both of our love and energy and magic and family are bonded forever because we’re going to have this child,” the “Fast and Furious” star told People. “It’s unbelievable.”
Tyrese and Samantha, who secretly got hitched on Valentine’s Day 2017, learned in January that they were about to be parents. While this is the couple’s first child together, Tyrese has a daughter, Shayla, 10, with ex-wife Norma.
Needless to say, friends and family beamed with joy after receiving the news.
“There was no greater reaction than her mom’s reaction,” said Tyrese, 39. “Samantha is her only daughter, and this has been prayers for years and years, for her to get married and find the right one and start a family.”
“We were able to conceive at the right time, I believe,” added Samantha, 29. “There was a lot that happened last year — everyone is aware of that — and so to have the opportunity … really start a new chapter in the way that has happened, I just look to God and I’m like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that you would plan it this way and you do it so perfectly.’”
We’re glad to hear things are going well for Tyrese at this time. However, it was just last year that he and Norma were engaged in a nasty custody battle. He even suffered an online meltdown and underwent an investigation by children services over abuse allegations.
“Unfortunately as entertainers and public figures, you have to go through very private matters publicly sometimes,” he said of his rocky year. “I’m just happy to be on the other side of it and have my daughter back home with us.”