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Tyrese Gibson announces daughter Soraya's birth

The actor is also parent to 11-year-old daughter Shayla from his previous marriage.

By Annie Martin
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Tyrese Gibson announces daughter Soraya's birth
Tyrese Gibson took to Instagram after welcoming a baby girl with Samantha Lee Gibson. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Singer and actor Tyrese Gibson is a dad of two.

The 39-year-old star took to Instagram Monday after welcoming a baby girl, Soraya Lee Gibson, with wife Samantha Lee Gibson.

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Gibson shared a photo of his newborn daughter's footprints. He is also parent to 11-year-old daughter Shayla Somer with ex-wife Norma Gibson.

"Father God we love you for delivering on your promise princess Soraya Lee Gibson is here...... 8 pounds 6 Oz our lives just changed forever....... #PrincessGibson #ShaylasLittleSister #SamanthaGibsonGreatestMotherOfAllTime," the actor wrote.

"My wife is the real champion 30 hours of labor I witnessed first hand the strength of a woman..... Thank you Jesus we are so humbled by your grace and love and favor.... #Amen," he added.

The Fast and the Furious star followed up Tuesday with a picture of himself sleeping by Soraya's crib.

"Already on #DaddyDuties," Gibson wrote. "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," he vowed.

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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!!!

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Gibson and Samantha married in February 2017, and announced Samantha's pregnancy in an interview with People in April.

"Both of our love and energy and magic and families are bonded forever because we're going to have this child," Gibson said. "It's unbelievable."

Gibson plays Roman Pearce in the Fast and the Furious movies, and will reprise the role in a new sequel in 2020. He will also star in the forthcoming movie Desert Eagle.

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