Wednesday 22 November 2017

Samantha Mumba reveals daughter Sage (2) is 'so happy' to be reunited with father in LA

Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba and her husband Torray Scales at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Samantha Mumba and her daughterSage
Samantha Mumba is considering splitting her time between Ireland and LA
Samantha Mumba with husband Torray Scales walk the red carpet at the Gala Irish premiere of The Handsome Devil as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema. Picture: Fergal Phillips
Samantha Mumba and Gail Kaneswaran at the Schuh SS17 Launch in House, Dublin. Picture: Julien Behal

Sean O'Grady

Say farewell to Samantha Mumba who has departed Ireland for the sunny beaches of Los Angeles.

The Drumcondra native (34) recently wrapped up her time on TV3's The Six O'Clock Show where she had been filling in for Lucy Kennedy during her maternity leave, but with her duties fulfilled, Samantha decided to return to her adopted home of Los Angeles.

Her husband Torray Scales, an LAPD officer, had remained at the couple's home stateside while Samantha temporarily moved home to pursue television opportunities in Ireland, including Celebrity Masterchef.

And one person in particular who is thrilled to be back in LA is their two-year-old daughter Safe, who was "so happy" to be reunited with her dad after being away for so long.

Samantha Mumba and her husband Torray Scales at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Samantha Mumba and her husband Torray Scales at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

The Gotta Tell you singer recently shared a photo of herself and her daughter wearing the same outfit, saying she plans on making the most of her daughter's younger years and has been busy documenting their mother/daughter bonding experiences on social media.

"I plan on making the most of these years of her wanting to be just like mommy before I'm too uncool for her," she said.

Samantha first moved to California in 2006 and eventually settled there when she met Scales, whom she wed in 2012; but don't ask her to pick a favourite city.

"Since having Sage it's great being around my family and for them being there for special things with her. It's a tough one," she said.

Samantha Mumba is considering splitting her time between Ireland and LA
Samantha Mumba is considering splitting her time between Ireland and LA

"I think it's important for [Sage] to know where her roots are from."

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