Tyrese Gibson and Samantha Lee Gibson have added a new member to their family. The couple has welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Soraya Lee Gibson. The proud father took to Instagram on Monday, October 1 to share the happy news.
Sharing a picture of the baby’s footprints, he wrote, “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……..” Praising his wife, he shared, “my wife is the real champion 30 hours of labor I witnessed first hand the strength of a woman……” He added, “Thank you Jesus we are so humbled by your grace and love and favor…..”
While the baby girl is the first child together for the couple, it’s the second for Tyrese. The Robert Epps of the “Transformers” film series also has a daughter, born in 2007, whom he shares with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell. They were married from 2007 to 2009.
Tyrese and Samantha, who tied the knot February 14, 2017, announced her pregnancy back in April. “It was me screaming and just being overly excited and just fired up about the news,” the 39-year-old actor told PEOPLE of his reaction after learning of the good news. “Both of our love and energy and magic and families are bonded forever because we’re going to have this child.”
He had been praising his wife’s strength leading up to her due date. “#40Weeks pregnant and she’s still working out 4 days a week…….. The #StrengthOfaWoman is unreal……….. Married and family life will always turn your house into a home……” he wrote alongside a picture of very pregnant Samantha.