Tyrese Gibson splits from second wife Samantha Lee after three years of marriage and blames 'broken home' for breakup

TYRESE Gibson has split from his second wife, Samantha Lee, after three years of marriage.

The singer, 42, said in an impassioned post that being raised in a "broken home" contributed to their breakup.

Tyrese and social worker Samantha, who secretly married on Valentine's Day 2017, are parents to two-year-old daughter, Soraya.

The exes said in a joint statement on Tuesday: "After much thought, consideration, and prayer, we unfortunately have made the difficult decision to officially separate and divorce.

"Our intention is to remain the best of friends and strong coparents. 

"We feel incredibly blessed to have found each other and deeply grateful for the [nearly] four years we have been married to each other."


They went on: "Our journey together has been a ride of both ups and downs, but it's a journey that neither of us would have chosen to take with anyone else.

"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."

Six-time Grammy nominee Tyrese then shared a lengthy post about not having a role model of a husband or father growing up.


"Black families and marriages are under attack," the Fast And Furious star wrote.

"I've wrestled with this question. How can we naturally know how to BE something we never raised by?

"Most of us were raised in broken homes with NO examples of what being a husband, wife or FATHER is."

"I repeat. How can we naturally know how to BE something we were never raised by? I pray we leave the door open because the God that we serve is a mountains mover and can make a way out of now way.'

Tyrese called Samantha his "forever love" and said he is her "forever husband" as he concluded the post.

The Atlanta-based star shared a video montage of sweet moments of him, Samantha and Soraya alongside it.

Tyrese met New Jersey-born social worker Samantha in 2015 through mutual friends.

He was previously married to Norma Mitchell for two years from 2007 until 2009 and they have joint custody of their daughter, Shayla Somer.

Tyrese was raised with three older siblings by single mom Priscilla, a waitress, and has previously revealed they struggled financially growing up in Watts, LA.

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