Tyrese Gibson and his wife Samantha welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Soraya Lee Gibson, on Monday, October 1. And the delivery was anything but fast and furious.
“My wife is the real champion here I have never seen this level of strength and will power,” Gibson wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “She was in labor for 30 hours.” In the picture, the 39-year-old is seen dozing on a hospital couch beside his little girl who is sleeping in a bassinet. Joked Gibson: “Already on #DaddyDuties.”
The couple’s “new angel” weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces “We know our daughter came here to change things,” the R&B singer gushed on Instagram. “We wanna say thank you and we appreciate your prayers and love.”
Soraya joins 11-year-old big sister Shayla, the action star’s child from his previous marriage to Norma Gibson.
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Already on #DaddyDuties…. 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…. We wanna say thank you and we appreciate your prayers and love… We are both overjoyed with our new angel Soraya Lee Gibson and exhausted! Soraya we are going to love you and protect you till the end of this earth…. We prayed and invited the spirit of the lord into every room we went into and are truly blessed that God delivered on his promise….: Amen…. So many family moments and celebrations to come…. Your going meet your amazing big sister #Shayla in 4 days…. Your mother’s birthday is in 25 days….. Thanksgiving is near, Christmas is Dec 25th, your father is turning 40 on Dec 30th, then New Years etc……. Overjoyed thank you guys for all the sincere covering in prayers and love queen and princess Gibson is resting!!!! No more post for me……: ( can’t reveal our angel my wife ain’t havin it……. Love you guys ha!!!
On Monday, the actor proudly shared a picture of his newborn’s left and right footprints.
Sensing their princess was about to make her debut, the Transformers star and the social worker wisely crammed in a date night on Saturday.
“Starbucks, dinner and a movie,” he told his Instagram followers. “The countdown is real for our angel. She’s coming any minute, any moment.” Samantha, who was 40 weeks pregnant at the time, shared a selfie taken that evening and wrote: “Ready for baby girl to make her grand entrance. So ready to get into my snap back zone, you have no idea.”
The parents, who tied the knot in a surprise ceremony on February 14, 2017, announced in April that they were expanding their family.
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