Tyrese Gibson welcomes baby girl Soraya after wife Samantha gives birth following 30 hours of labor
Tyrese Gibson also has an 11-year-old daughter Shayla from when he was previously married to Norma Gibson for two years
Congratulations are in order for 'Fast And Furious' actor Tyrese Gibson. He has now become a two-time father with the birth of his daughter through his wife Samantha Lee Gibson who delivered the baby girl after 30 long hours in labor, reports the Daily Mail. The 39-year old singer and actor welcomed baby daughter Soraya on Monday, and the latest addition to his growing family came into the world weighing in at a healthy 8lbs 6oz.
The actor confirmed the happy news on his Instagram account, and also posted a snapshot of his daughter's tiny footprints. "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......." he captioned the social media post.
Hours later, the new dad posted a video on his account, which showed the display on a hospital monitor as the couple prepared to welcome their daughter. "I’ve been my wife’s private DJ... Dr just told us in 2 hours an 8 pound blessed angel will be in our arms....... Contractions are now a min 1/2 apart....." he captioned the video.
He added, "send your most sincere prayers now........ Excited this love is real it’s in the air..... Thank you Jesus for what you’re about to do!!!"
Tyrese also has an 11-year-old daughter Shayla from his previous marriage to Norma Gibson that lasted two years. In one of his social media posts, the actor also praised his elder daughter for her support during his wife's difficult birth.
He wrote, "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 actor had also previously revealed that his wife Samantha had gone into labor by sharing a short video from the hospital on Sunday.
He wrote as a caption for the video clip, "Always full of surprises my wife didn’t see this one coming.... please send your most sincere prayers our way..... Our angel is on the way!" It was in April that Tyrese and wife Samantha announced to the world that they were expecting their first child together, while the actor also admitted that he was ecstatic 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."
He further said, "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." The couple had gotten married only last year, and the couple staged a faux movie trailer during one of Samantha's ultrasound scans as a way of breaking the news to their families.