Tyrese and Samantha Gibson are splitting up before the new year.
In a joint statement released Tuesday on Instagram, the couple announced their breakup after nearly four years of marriage.
“We have decided to make a statement of a painful and significant development in our lives. After much thought, consideration, and prayer, We unfortunately have made the difficult decision to officially separate & divorce,” it read.
However, the two “remain the best of friends & strong coparents” to their 2-year-old daughter Soraya. Tyrese is also the father of 13-year-old daughter Shayla from a previous relationship.
“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.”
Hours later, the “Fast & Furious” actor posted a compilation video featuring a song he made that “was inspired by the love of my life Samantha.”
While writing that “Black families and marriages are under attack,” the musician expresses gratitude to his estranged wife for the years they spent together.
“My heart is so full because you’ve blessed me with 5 years of magic.... Samantha Gibson, I owe you everything,” he wrote in the caption. “I am a better man of God, friend, and father because of you... I pray we leave the door open because the God that we serve is a mountains mover and can make a way out of no way.”
On Wednesday, the day of Tyrese’s 42nd birthday, Samantha wrote him a touching message that praised his parenting skills.
“Happy Birthdayyyy @tyrese ! Thank you for going half on this angel with me, she is HANDS DOWN the best gift I’ve ever been given,” she wrote. “You saw a mother in me when I truly didn’t see it for myself- a true visionary.”