Tyrese has taken a long break from being all in his feelings on social media to focus on his new baby on the way with wife Samantha. Get into their family maternity shoot he surprised her with inside...
Samantha Gibson has been THRU it with Black Ty since they got married - very public breakdowns, custody drama with his daughter Shayla and Shayla's mother, beef with Tyrese's past castmates, and his all-around trolling personality. So he surprised her with something nice recently - a maternity shoot with photographer Derek Blanks.
The twosome are welcoming baby Soraya Gibson this September.
Samantha said Ty "made her go to bed early" one night, then woke her up at 9am the next morning like, 'Surprise! We're shooting your maternity pics!'
My hubby surprised me with a maternity shoot, encouraged me, and walked me through EVERY step of the way. It was ALOT! God bless his patience. And the images came out so beautiful, check out all of the photos on @people ! Shot by the GREAT @mrdblanks! To all of my mamas to be out there, you are absolutely beautiful and perfect in every which way. I don’t care what size or shape your body has taken due to your pregnancy, Do not let ANYONE, I mean, ANYONE create any insecurity for the miracle that’s occurring within YOU. It’s our society that’s created unrealistic standards for us! I encourage you to embrace every stretch mark, every additional pound on that scale, every new change...our body being able to create life is a BLESSING. Period.
Tyrese may grate our last nerve with his overacting both on screen and off, but we gotta admit, the pics are pretty.
By the way, he said he personally didn't post the pics with Shayla due to a supposed court order.
You asked me..... Why are you making me go to bed early.... 9am knock knock the whole crew showed up..... And magic happened!! @MrDBlanks you are all passion and genius!!! 2 month countdown for Soraya Gibson!! @People we love you! You’ve taken this journey with us through it all... ( link with all 9 pics in my IG bio ).. ( can’t put up any of the beautiful pics of my daughter Court Order ).... Styled by Fiskani you’re a BEAST!!!! We love you so much!
Samantha said about going almost nude in the shoot:
“To go almost completely bare in a lot of photos was an extremely, extremely challenging experience,” Samantha, a social worker, tells PEOPLE. “But on the bright side,” she adds, “I was really happy because pregnancy is a process. Your body is changing, and to be able to accept that change publicly and really just put it out there like that confidently — I tried to trick myself into thinking I was doing something for women all over the world.”
Tyrese claims that he didn't want to be the center of attention (shocker!) this time around:
“I actually purposely stayed out of a lot of photos,” he says. “I told her this is a moment that I really wanted to capture with her and her daughter.”
But he made sure to develop and direct a whole video trailer to announce the pregnancy news to friends. Of course. People revealed:
Samantha and Tyrese spread the news with help from a faux movie trailer, which Tyrese narrated, that transitioned partway through into footage from Samantha’s ultrasound.
Congrats to the couple!
Photos: Derek Blanks for People Magazine