Tyrese’s recent public breakdown had many of the actor’s fans and supporters worried about his health, even prompting ex-wife Norma Gibson to demand he be mentally evaluated before reuniting with daughter Shayla.
The singer is now further explaining his behavior, reiterating that prescription drugs were the root cause of him temporarily going off the deep end, even leading him to say his current wife Samantha is with child. As it turns out, she isn’t. Gibson also revealed that he has apologized to Will & Jada Pinkett Smith for sharing their personal business with the world.
Check out the full explanation below.
Let’s get this all off the table a few weeks back while stressed and of course as I embarrassingly spoke on this.. I was advised to use some psych meds called Rexulti and I did and did some really stupid things publicly and privately that will take me a while to recover from. To clear the air cause I’m an open book and got nothing to hide. My wife is NOT pregnant and never was (those meds had me on one) I owe no one any money on any level matter of fact I just took care of both of my lawyers fully 108k for my lawyer and almost 20k for Shaylas lawyer. I could never give what I don’t have. Smart folks do the math! And I’ve already mentioned that there was a few talks with the Smiths and those meds made me jump out there and speak on monies that never came in- I’ve already again apologized to them privately and publicly for everything. I’m traveling cause I can afford to, and I’m not out here hosting parties ( cause you haven’t seen me post about any lol ) I’m out here handling business long awaited Business! #VoltronBusiness After being 100% exonerated my name is cleared of 10 years of lies and allegations that I’m very happy to move away from. it’s that I have a Movie/ Documentary coming from the moment it all happened I hired a camera crew to follow me around and capture every moment. I apologize again for what happened privately and publicly I know the jokes have been flying and will continue to fly and I’m ok with it I’m a big boy with Thick skin. NO one I repeat NO one has flown me around, I’ve arranged and made these moves myself.. That “Fast” bag would of been nice of course but that’s life right? The real fathers and hustlers understand that it’s whatever it takes to get shit done. feel free to take my words and pick them all apart that’s MY story and my TRUTH and that will never change.. Again I apologize to those of you that I’ve let down from the “way” this all looks but we live and learn and I’ve learned a LOT.. For my so called loved ones who went out of their to step on me while I was Down. I know exactly who you are… and I seen everything- I love You Too. This is my last post about the past. Let’s move on shall we? #DaddyDaughterSeason #Capricorn
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ORIGINAL STORY: 11/16/17
Singer and actor Tyrese recently blamed his very public breakdown on prescription medication that threw him completely off-balance, but his ex-wife isn’t exactly buying it.
In fact, Norma Gibson is now demanding that the R&B crooner go through a mental evaluation, according to The Grio.
She is seeking to make her temporary restraining order against him permanent, preventing him from having direct or indirect contact with her or their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.
“[Her] attorney Aleen Khanjian pointed to the videos as proof of the need for an evaluation and also to a court-appointed evaluator who described Tyrese as having a ‘mental illness,’” according to source at The Grio.
The Fast and Furious star has also shared the good news of his wife’s current pregnancy. Via TSR, he posted a message on Facebook asking his famous female friends including Oprah and Jada Pinkett Smith to support his “PREGNANT” wife’s foundation.
TSR STAFF: Kyle Anfernee! @kyle.Anfernee It’s no secret that Tyrese has been going through it these past couple of weeks. Through every storm there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. _____________________________________ Last week Tyrese posted an emotional video on Instagram about his daughter Shayla, but he also dropped a jewel that I don’t think many of us caught. _____________________________________ In the video Tyrese says, “I have another one on the way but he’s not here yet.” _____________________________________ Fast forward to today, Tyrese posted a message on Facebook asking his famous female friends, from Oprah to Jada Pinkett Smith, to support his “PREGNANT” wife’s foundation. _____________________________________ “Powerful women of God, cause you guys seem to show UP for each of us this is your moment. I’ve always showed up for you. Your events your moments. I am simply asking that you show up for my wife…SO that I can stay married… my WIFE, who is now pregnant, is the new President of The Love Circle Foundation could really use some help…” _____________________________________ Congrats Tyrese!
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.