Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson and wife Samantha Lee Gibson are expecting their first baby together.
“Both of our love and energy and magic and families are bonded forever because we’re going to have this child,” Tyrese told People, calling the news they were expecting a baby girl “unbelievable”.
“It was me screaming and just being overly excited and just fired up about the news,” he said of discovering Samantha’s positive pregnancy test.
The star said they found out back in January, and revealed the news to friends and family in the best possible way – making a false movie trailer that turned into an ultrasound scan. As you do.
“There was no greater reaction than her mom’s reaction,” Tyrese recalled. “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.”
Tyrese and Samantha tied the knot on Valentine’s Day last year, and it will be the actor’s second child, as he also shares a daughter with his ex-wife.
The new baby is due in September, and Samantha said she has been in “full practicing mode” with stepdaughter Shayla.
Last year, Tyrese and his ex-wife were embroiled in a legal battle over the custody of their daughter, and claimed that Will Smith gave him $5 million to help settle his legal fees – on the condition that he stay off social media.