Singer Tyrese Gibson confirmed his wife is indeed a #BlackQueen after his surprise wedding announcement was overshadowed by some fans questioning whether she was Black at all.
Gibson stuck up for his bride, known as Samantha Lee, by sharing TMZ’s report noting her ethnicity as Ecuadorian, Jamaican and African-American.
“TMZ actually got it right! This time!” Gibson wrote.
#TheGibsons #MyNewHeartbeat #ShesBoss TMZ actually got it right! This time! Tyrese found his own Amal Clooney because his mysterious new wife has plenty of degrees and money of her own … TMZ has learned. A source close to the couple tells us the missus' name is Samantha Lee — a New Jersey native who got a Master's degree in social work at the University of Georgia. We're told she's put her education to work on serious issues — for many years she's been fighting sex and human trafficking and counseling for inmates. She's also handled cases for the Division of Family and Children Services in GA. She's accomplished and well-paid — we're told Samantha lives comfortably on her own six figure salary – Sources close to the couple — who secretly tied the knot on Valentine's Day — Pre-marital counseling and married by Pastor Creflo Dollar in Atlanta say they met briefly 2 years ago through mutual friends…. Tyrese referred to his new bride Samantha Lee GIbson as his "black queen." Not that it matters, but her heritage is African-American- Ecuadorian, Jamaican… So, a simple "Congratulations" will do……. Sometimes is life you will get exactly what you pray for…..
The “Fast and Furious” actor announced his Valentine’s Day nuptials on Instagram Tuesday, Feb. 28, which featured photos of the actor and Lee at their ceremony and walking along a beach at sunset.
“Mark 10:8 And the two will become #OneFlesh Mr. & Mrs. Gibson. #MyBlackQueen #GrownManSeason,” he captioned the Instagram post, which he soon deleted amid speculation over Lee’s race.
”We’re humbled by the outpouring of love! We appreciate all of the prayers and well wishes,” Gibson wrote in another deleted post. “Sometimes, when you pray you get exactly what your heart desires. I got #MyBlackQueen I didn’t just marry her I married my daughter’s new example. ‘We are all flawed, sinners and have made mistakes but I hope you decide to keep loving, keep the faith and God will to send you what’s yours…. #Amen.’ ”
Soon fans questioned her looks.
Tyrese wife not even black
— 03/06? (@_Leeeeeeeez) March 1, 2017
Tyrese said he found his "black queen" but his wife look everything but black?
— eb (@__classyladyy) March 1, 2017
Not to be THAT person but did Tyrese refer to his new Princess Jasmine looking wife as his 'black queen'? Was he referring to her hair? ?
— Out Rae Geous (@_TheOpinion) March 2, 2017
Tyrese called his not black wife, a black queen? Tf
— issa fucking lady (@l0vebrittany) March 3, 2017
Fans dug deeper into Lee’s ethnicity and found her given name is Samantha Schwalenberg, as seen on her LinkedIn profile. They also discovered her participation in the “Mr. and Mrs. Latin UGA pageant in 2011, while she obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. Straight From The A also claimed Lee’s mother is Latina and her father is white, with photos from her now-privatized Facebook page as evidence.
— Vanna Black (@CarryOn_Tay) March 2, 2017
So now that people find out Tyrese's wife is part Jamaican she's black? Ya'll had it right the first time. She's not black she's MIXED. pic.twitter.com/owr6GbVWxg
— Chrissie (@ChrissieRants) March 2, 2017
Others felt her race shouldn’t be a factor.
What the hell does it matter if Tyrese's wife is black? The colour of her skin doesn't negate his love or the love he has for black women.
— Cristine x (@iAmCroe) March 2, 2017
Who cares if Tyrese wife looks black enough that bitch look bad enough ?
— Good Money (@Boogie_Retro) March 3, 2017
What does it matter the race or ethnicity of Tyrese' wife? He obviously loves her. Plus not all black men will marry black women.
— GAGE (@iimgage) March 2, 2017
Tyrese's wife is not white! And if she was, who cares. They're happy. Let that hurt go.
— Si ✨ (@yungsisilia) March 3, 2017