Tyrese Gibson and his wife Samantha Gibson are splitting after nearly four years of marriage. They shared the news on IG: “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.”

He added that their split shows how Black families are under additional pressure in our society.

He said: “I've wrestled with this question … How can we naturally know how to BE something we were never raised by? Most of us were raised in broken homes with NO examples of what being a husband, wife or FATHER is.”

Tyrese is also holding out hope: “I pray we leave the door open because the God we serve is a mountains mover and can make a way out of no way.”

He is also looking ahead with as much positivity as he can: “Our intention is to remain the best of friends & strong coparents. We feel incredibly blessed to have found each other and deeply grateful for the 4 years we have been married to each other.”