Tyrese Gibson aqnd wife Samantha. Picture: Instagram
Tyrese Gibson aqnd wife Samantha. Picture: Instagram

Tyrese Gibson praises wife for her strength during 30-hour labour

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Oct 2, 2018

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Tyrese Gibson has become a father for a second time.

The 39-year-old singer-and-actor's wife Samantha gave birth to their first child together, daughter Soraya, on Monday and the little one weighed in at 8lbs 6oz (about 3.7kg).

He wrote on Instagram: "Father God we love you for delivering on your promise princess Soraya Lee Gibson is here...... 8 pounds 6 Oz our lives just changed forever....... #PrincessGibson #ShaylasLittleSister #SamanthaGibsonGreatestMotherOfAllTime (sic)"

Tyrese - who also has 11-year-old daughter Shayla from his previous marriage to Norma Gibson from 2007 to 2009 - revealed Samantha was in labour for 30 hours, and he praised her for being strong during the birth.

He added: "my wife is the real champion 30 hours of labor I witnessed first hand the strength of a woman..... Thank you Jesus we are so humbled by your grace and love and favor.... #Amen (sic)"

The Fate of the Furious star shared a picture of Soraya's footprints on Instagram, and was congratulated by fans.

Tyrese revealed in April that he and Samantha were expecting their first child together, and admitted he was "overly excited" about the news.

He said: "Both of our love and energy and magic and families are bonded forever because we're going to have this child. It's unbelievable.

"It was me screaming and just being overly excited and just fired up about the news."

The couple - who married last year - staged a faux movie trailer during one of Samantha's ultrasound scans as a way of breaking the news to their families.

The Baby Boy actor added: "There was no greater reaction than her mom's reaction. 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."

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