Actor Tyrese Gibson and wife Samantha Lee Gibson have decided to divorce after nearly four of marriage.
The couple shared the news on Instagram on Tuesday, revealing that they plan on co-parenting their daughter Soraya Gibson.
“We have decided to make a statement of a painful and significant development in our lives. After much thought, consideration, and prayer, We unfortunately have made the difficult decision to officially separate & divorce. Our intention is to remain the best of friends & strong coparents,” they said in a statement.
Adding,”We feel incredibly blessed to have found each other and deeply grateful for the 4 years we have been married to each other. Our journey together has been a ride of both ups & downs, but it’s a journey that neither of us would have chosen to take with anyone else. We truly have so much love & respect for each other. We both have grown tremendously within this relationship; we have shared so many beautiful memories and moments, and we also look forward to see the amazing futures we have ahead of us individually.”
“As if 2020 hasn’t already been extremely grueling and challenging to us all we wanted to mutually speak on this now to keep this energy in 2020 and not take this energy into 2021. We would really appreciate your most sincere prayers and to respect our privacy at this time as we deal with the reality of where we are.”
Tyrese and Samantha, who tied the knot in February 2017, share two-year-old daughter, Soraya, whom they welcomed on October 1, 2018.
“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 … My wife is the real champion here I have never seen this level of strength and will power … She was in labor for 30 hours … 8 pounds 6 oz later … We know our daughter came here to change things,” Tyrese wrote shortly after his daughter’s birth.