Tyrese Gibson’s wife is pregnant with the couple’s first child as the singer/actor reportedly prepares to represent himself in his ongoing family court battle with his ex.
The Fate of the Furious star confirmed rumors he is set to become a dad again in another social media rant over the weekend (10-12Nov17), when he called on his famous friends to support an event his spouse Samantha Lee is organizing for their youth empowerment charity, The Love Circle Foundation.
“Powerful women of God, cause you guys seem to show UP for each other this is your moment,” he wrote on Facebook. “I’ve always showed up for you. Your events your moments I am simply asking that you show up for my wife (sic)….”
Suggesting their marriage may be in trouble, he continued, “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 (sic)….”
Tyrese went on to name-check Oprah Winfrey, tech mogul Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, and “love angel” Jada Pinkett Smith, among others, adding, “I really wanna stay married… I REPEAT… I DO.”
The star has not elaborated on any other details about his wife’s pregnancy, which he mentioned hours before taking to Instagram and blaming his recent online meltdowns on new medication he had been prescribed for an unspecified mental health disorder, insisting the drug had had an “adverse effect” on his behavior.
11:11 today here’s my public apology – FYI contrary to false reports and narrative ! don’t have a mental illness, it was meds that was suggested to deal with the trauma of losing my daughter this way…. everything just changed. I want you guys to know that to this day I don’t drink, smoke or on any level do I do drugs……… because of this high stress and very traumatic experience I was advised then ultimately connected with multiple therapist and psychiatrist I had a few private meetings and this particular drug that was suggested although maybe helpful to others had an adverse effect on me and this is the reason I had a complete meltdown online – I’m in the clear now, this is being flushed out of my system and I’m ready to get back to 100% – please don’t chalk this up as “oversharing” a lot of people were effected by what these meds did to me over these last 2 months and this is my public apology a few I will make personally. I’m so very sorry guys – please guys just know again this is not the Singer, actor this is Shayla’s father……….. This will NOT compromise my case…. This is transparency and honesty and more of a suggestion, please seek professional opinions when it comes to drugs especially psychiatric meds. We all need to be still and preset in the Lord and he will deal with our fights and realities ”. Praying for you guys, and Pray for me and my family ! Love You TYRESE. Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. #ShaylaRocks.com
He also noted “high stress” and a “very traumatic experience” had contributed to his breakdown, but insisted he is now “in the clear” after flushing the medication out of his system.
Tyrese will need to move forward with a clear head as his attorney, Terry Levich Ross, has stepped down from his ongoing custody fight with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson, over their daughter Shayla, according to TheBlast.com.
Levich Ross had been defending the 38-year-old against allegations he abused Shayla by smacking the 10-year-old’s backside so hard she was unable to sit down.
Norma previously obtained a temporary restraining order against Tyrese for herself and their little girl, and then detailed his alleged history of domestic abuse during their relationship as she pushed to make the protection ruling permanent.
A decision regarding the extension of her restraining order has yet to be made, but now it appears Tyrese, who has denied the accusations, will be arguing his case on his own.
Sources claim Levich Ross recently filed paperwork for a substitution of attorney, noting The Fate of the Furious star will be acting “pro per” going forward, meaning he will be defending himself, despite having no prior legal experience.
Tyrese and his ex are due back in court for a hearing on Tuesday (14Nov17).
He was married to Norma from 2007 to 2009. Tyrese wed Samantha in February (17).