Who is Samantha Lee Gibson?
Samantha Lee Scwalenberg burst into the public spotlight when her name was first associated with famous actor Tyrese Gibson in 2016. Before winning the heart of this famous actor, singer and songwriter, she built her path of life and career beyond the world of fame and celebrities. Although best known as the wife of Tyrese Gibson, being an educated and highly accomplished social worker, social advocate and philanthropist, she is so much more than his better half. Born on July 15, 1989, in Dayton, New Jersey USA, under the astrological sign Cancer, Samantha seems to value her privacy, given that she managed to stay away from the spotlight even after marrying the famous actor.
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Samantha’s family, nationality, siblings
Little information is known about her and her family before she became Mrs. Gibson; what is known so far is that she holds American citizenship and is of African American descent. She is reported to have two brothers, Tomas Schwalenberg and Mike Spencer. During a visit to Pastor Creflo Dollar’s web series, “Your World with Creflo”, she shared rare information about her background, implying that her family had a lot of challenges and, in her own words, it was “rather dysfunctional”. She continued: “My whole life hasn’t been peaceful. There was fighting; my dad is gone, just a lot of things that I was taking care of.
Samantha’s early life and upbringing
She attended the University of Georgia and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2012, earning Cum Laude honors. Later, she obtained a master’s degree in social work, which allowed her to realize her long-awaited dream of helping people in difficulty, focusing mainly on victims of domestic violence. In 2015, she obtained certification in Marriage and Family Therapy from UGA.
However, it seems that all these achievements were not enough for Samantha, who is a versatile person, who in addition to all these achievements received a certificate from the Bartending School in Atlanta.
She currently works with Project Safe, a non-profit organization that aims to end domestic violence through crisis intervention, support services, prevention and education. Samantha generally manages shelter operations, interventions, cases and documentation. His previous employment includes working as a social services case manager for the Department of Family and Community Services. Domestic violence is one of the recurring problems in America, which Samantha has recognized and defended for many years now. It is also committed to the fight against human and sex trafficking.
Her marriage to Tyrese Gibson
The pair are reported to have been dating since 2015, although they were first spotted out in public at a charity event in Atlanta in December 2016.
They finally tied the knot a year later on February 14, 2017, on Valentine’s Day, in a secret ceremony at their home in Georgia. Even though they had gotten married, they officially got married again on July 14 of the same year. They welcomed their first baby, Soraya Lee Gibson, on October 1, 2018, when she couldn’t hide her excitement, and wrote on her own Instagram page, “Blessed beyond measure. That’s all. I love you, darling. Thank you for taking me out of my comfort zone and bringing out a woman I never knew existed within me.
Additionally, proud father Tyrese took to his Instagram to announce their new addition to the family with captions: “Father God we love you for keeping your promise Princess Soraya Lee Gibson is here……… .. 8 lbs 6 oz, our lives just changed forever.”
For Samantha, the role of a mother was not so foreign, considering that Tyrese already had a child named Shayla from his previous marriage to Norma Gibson. Samantha managed to create a romantic relationship with her stepdaughter, which is most evident in the photos they post on their Instagram accounts.
Would you like to know the net worth of Samantha?
It is reported that at the end of 2020, his estimated net worth was around $1 million. Working as an active and dedicated social worker, she is said to have had a large salary before meeting and then marrying Tyrese Gibson. They live in a six-story, 25,000 square foot house in Georgia.
Briefly on Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson is a famous American singer, actor, author and businessman, best known for his role in the popular franchise “The Fate of the Furious” (also known as Fast and Furious). He first entered the world of fame by releasing several albums, but soon moved on to acting, with starring roles in various Hollywood releases. As for his musical career, he has sold 3.7 million albums in the United States and even earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the song “Sweet Lady”.
His first film was “Baby Boy”, in which he played Joseph “Jody” Summers. Later, he landed a recurring role in one of the most popular and prolific film series: “Transformers”.
Learn more about Samanta Lee Gibson
Unlike her husband, Tyreese, Samantha is not active on social media. she occasionally uses Facebook and Twitter. Instagram appears to be the only social network she is active on, where she has 964,000 followers. Judging from the photos Tyrese posts on Instagram, she has a fit figure and seems to have a specific fashion style, which she is often praised for – her choices are minimalist and generally trendy. She is one of the lucky ones to have a perfect complexion and clear eyes.
Although her name is now Samantha Lee Gibson, her maiden name is Swalenberg. She used her old name in her LinkedIn profile, and it can also be found in a 2011 article from a University of Georgia school newspaper.
This article mentions that she competed in the schools’ Ms. Latin UGA pageant, which is no surprise considering her looks, fit physique, and style of dress.
Has she ever been involved in a scandal?
Another testament to her impeccable personality is the fact that she has never been linked to any scandal, affair or criminal activity. However, her husband Tyrese has faced serious backlash for posting a tweet announcing his marriage to Samantha and calling her his ‘black queen’. The public deemed this comment racist, and soon after deleted his tweet, but the waves he caused continued to swirl for a while.
The role of religion
Religion occupies an important place in the life of this couple. They are both dedicated Christians who imbue their worldview and approach to life by following the Christian doctrine of sincerity and an open heart. This Christian dedication and outlook on life cemented their bond and affected the nature of their relationship. In their wish to follow the traditional Christian attitude, they attended premarital counseling sessions in the hope that their marriage would be blessed and successful.
Samantha also shows her dedication and commitment by posting testimonies, Bible verses and reflections on faith. As she has altruistic tendencies, she is open to helping and listening to the experiences of others, especially those with a religious background.