Mumba: I’m too scared to stay in US
Mumba plans to settle back in ‘safer’ Ireland for sake of her daughter
Scene of massacre in Vegas There was no sense to any of that, it was horrendous, it’s scary SAMANTHA MUMBA DUBLIN YESTERDAY
SINGER and actor Samantha Mumba has revealed it’s “scary” living in LA following the Vegas attacks and plans on moving home.
The 34-year-old told of her horror at the tragedy and said for the sake of her two-year-old daughter Sage she feels Ireland would be a safer place. Samantha told the Irish Mirror: “Living in America it’s such a shame and I think there are just so many positives in that country but there are things like the Vegas attack and laws that are in place that are nonsensical to me. “I’ve been to Vegas so many times and I think there was no sense to any of that it was horrendous, it’s scary, there’s no rhyme or reason to any of it. “It’s lovely to know I can always come home and that’s always an option and especially having a child now. It’s more for her that I’d be like, ‘Oh what’s the right thing to do’. At some point I’ll be home.” The star’s husband of five years, Torray Scales was a police officer and has since opened his own security business. Samantha revealed she’s grateful he’s no longer fighting crime, adding: “Torray is from there but he loves it in Ireland and I think he’s the same as me with everything that’s happening [in America], there’s a lot to be said for Ireland being such a safe country. “He was in law enforcement but now thankfully he owns his own security company.” The R&B singer has carved a successful career in acting and presenting and last year she took the helm on the 7 O’clock Show covering for Lucy Kennedy’s maternity leave. She’s keeping tight-lipped about future TV and film projects but admitted there are many in the pipeline. She added: “Things are falling into place and I’ve a lot of stuff planned for next year but I can’t say much as in this industry things change but for now Sage is my priority.” And she said she hasn’t any plans on extending her family at the moment. Samantha added: “That’s not a thought for me at the moment, I’m enjoying her and I can’t imagine having to share that with another child, if it happens it happens I have my daughter.” The Dubliner is home rehearsing for a special guest appearance in Her Stars Will Shine to honour her mentor the late great Billie Barry. Samantha who attended the stage school aged three to 15 said: “We’re in the middle of rehearsals. It’s going so well, I’m blown away, the kids are so polished. “I learnt my craft there and it’s been so long since I’ve been in Billie Barry’s, I forgot how professional it is. Speaking about her mentor Samantha said: “She was so iconic, so amazing and such a lady, in fairness to her daughter Lorraine she has kept the school going and Miss Barry could still be in the room.” Her Stars Will Shine runs from next Tuesday to Saturday and guest stars include June Rodgers, Louise Bowden and Keith Hanna.
BACK FOR GOOD Samantha said she does plan on moving home from LA