The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak has claimed yet another Hollywood marriage. Tyrese Gibson and long-suffering wife Samantha have called it quits on their four-year marriage.
The Fast & Furious star, who shares two-year-old daughter Soraya with Samantha, announced the split in a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday.
“We have decided to make a statement of a painful and significant development in our lives,” he wrote.
“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.”
Tyrese, who regularly documents his turbulent life on social media, continued:
“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.”
The actor concluded his post by stating that he wanted not to take any bad energy into 2021.
“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. Thank you, Sincerely & Respectfully, Samantha & Tyrese Gibson.”
The girl dad’s marriage to Samantha was his second – he was previously married to ex-wife Norma, with whom he shares 13-year-old daughter Shayla.
Tyrese and Samantha shared a mansion in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Tyrese showed his benevolent side when his Range Rover was stolen from the driveway of his Buckhead mansion this week.
The luxury vehicle was found 3 hours later and Tyrese bailed the car thieves out of jail to celebrate the New Year with their families.