Tyrese Gibson Buys Mom a House to Celebrate her 11th Year of Sobriety


Tyrese Gibson has surprised his mother by presenting her with a five-bedroom house as she celebrated 11 years of sobriety.

The Fate of the Furious actor shared a video on Instagram of himself in front of the home he had bought for his mother, Priscilla Murray Gibson, on Wednesday (11Oct17).

The actor explained that the grand gesture was made in part to show his mother, a recovering alcoholic after a 27-year long addiction, that although her addiction had “killed” his childhood, he was proud of her and had forgiven her.

“My mother is gonna pull up in 1 hour my heart is beating out of my chest she was an alcoholic for 27 years substance abuse KILLED my childhood I couldn’t wait to grow up and move out been living on my own since I was 17……. Today Oct 11th marks 11 years of my mothers sobriety she just got her 11th year chip…….. And this is how I decided to celebrate her and the victories God’s favor that he has extended over her life…” 

In another post, Tyrese is pictured dressed in black and shown with his arms extended in front of the five bedroom, three car garage house. The 38-year-old, who has gained a reputation online for his motivational posts, continued:

“This is the reason why we work as hard as we do,” “It’s not about what’s in your bank account. It’s about what you’re doing to make a difference in other people’s lives from the heart.” And while he was clearly happy at being able to surprise him mum so lavishly, the Los Angeles native also expressed his hopes that his act of forgiveness will earn him good favor elsewhere.

“If there’s an award in heaven for forgiveness, having compassion towards those who have broke your heart and let you down over and over and over again…… I hope God doesn’t skip over me….”

Tyrese’s heartwarming surprise comes after a sustained a flow of social media attacks on fellow The Fate of the Furious star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

The Transformers actor has been a vocal opponent of the box-office’s biggest star’s move to launch Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs.