The New Mrs. Gibson: 4 Facts To Know About Tyrese Gibson's Wife

Samantha Lee Gibson is more than just the wife of Tyrese Gibson. Take a look at these interesting facts about Tyrese Gibson's once elusive wife!

By Ellison Wade
The New Mrs. Gibson: 4 Facts To Know About Tyrese Gibson's Wife

Who is Tyrese Gibson?

Tyrese Gibson, also known simply as Tyrese, rose to prominence in the mid-nineties. Originally an R&B singer, Tyrese Gibson also worked as a VJ for MTV during this time. He began his transition to acting in the 2001 John Singleton-directed film Baby Boy. Since then, Tyrese Gibson has released a handful of solo albums, as well as starred in numerous popular films, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Four Brothers, and of course, his recurring role as Roman Pearce in the popular Fast and Furious franchise. In 2007 Tyrese Gibson married Norma Mitchell. He had one child with his first wife, a daughter named Shayla, before divorcing in 2009. In 2017, Tyrese remarried, this time to Samantha Lee Gibson. The couple has not been without their share of difficulties though. Both Tyrese and his wife underwent surgery in the same week this year. Furthermore, both Tyrese Gibson and Samantha Lee Gibson have expressed their fatigue with battling Tyrese's ex-wife in a nasty court battle for custody of their daughter. In early November Tyrese Gibson released a video to Instagram, openly sobbing and pleading with his ex-wife to stop trying to keep his daughter from him. His former wife Norma Mitchell alleged child abuse was a constant factor between Tyrese and his daughter Shayla. However, Mitchell later dropped the abuse charge. Tyrese Gibson celebrated the victory publicly on Instagram with his new wife.

So who is Samantha Lee Gibson?

Not much was initially known about Samantha Lee Gibson until more than a month after she became Mrs. Tyrese Gibson. Tyrese and Samantha were married secretly on Valentine's day. Since then, much has come to light about Tyrese Gibson's new wife. The New Jersey native is still somewhat private where personal details are concerned, most notably about her age. Still, there is plenty to know about Samantha Lee Gibson, so let's take a look.

1. Samantha Lee Gibson is not a trophy wife

When Tyrese Gibson set his sights on Samantha Lee Gibson, he was aiming high. Apart from her striking beauty, this remarkable lady also has brains. Boasting a 3.95 GPA from the University of Georgia, Samantha Lee Gibson is an educated woman, fully capable of making her own way in the world. Samantha Lee Gibson majored in social work while attending university and earned a master's degree in the course. Now working as a social worker, with a net worth estimated to be at six figures or more, Samantha Lee Gibson is an advocate for children's rights. Tyrese Gibson cites this as one of the biggest reasons he was initially drawn to her. Nicely done, Tyrese!

2. Samantha Lee Gibson has a bartending certificate

Working your way through college can be daunting, but that didn't stop Samantha Lee Gibson. She got a certificate in mixology years before meeting her famous future husband. Fortunately for her, all that hard work paid off, as she had a substantial net worth before Tyrese was ever even in the picture. Whether it's being by her husband's side during surgery, working toward a master's degree, or working a bartending job while attending college, Samantha Lee Gibson has proven herself to be dedicated to achieving whatever she puts her mind to. She's not afraid to go to whatever lengths it takes to be successful.

3. Just like Tyrese, Samantha Lee Gibson is a devout Christian

It's no secret that Tyrese Gibson is proud of his Christian heritage. So it's not surprising that his wife shares his same Christian values as well. Husband and wife both stated that Jesus Christ is at the center of their marriage. Moreover, the two even remained celibate for sixty days before tying the knot out of respect for their religion. Samantha Lee Gibson can often be seen posting thoughtful quotes on her Facebook page about her love for Jesus Christ, as well as providing reassurance to those reading of a happy afterlife awaiting them. Tyrese Gibson and Samantha Lee Gibson both show no signs of their faith wavering as the two have also been photographed in public praying together.

4. His wife also goes by the name Samantha Lee Schwalenberg

Much to the ire of women of color everywhere, Tyrese Gibson once publicly referred to his wife, Samantha Lee Gibson, as his "black queen." This raised eyebrows for many, as she previously identified as Latin American, even participating in the Miss Latin UGA pageant in 2011. This was the time before she went by Samantha Lee Gibson, and she was known as Samantha Lee Schwalenberg. All this created something of a controversy due to the fact that it seemed as though she was feigning African American heritage. It was, however, later confirmed that she is of Latin American, African American, and Caucasian heritage.

What's next for the couple?

Tyrese Gibson and Samantha Lee Gibson show no signs of slowing down. It's believed that currently Samantha and Tyrese are expecting their first child as a married couple. Tyrese is also experiencing a fractured friendship with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, threatening to leave the Fast and Furious franchise if Johnson remains. Where is Samantha in all of this? Exactly where you'd expect her to be, right by her husband's side. Samantha is supporting her husband, Tyrese, every step of the way. Between celebrating their faith and responding to every attack they deem to be unfair, we're anxious to see what the always interesting couple has in store for us next!

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