Earlier this week, Tyrese Gibson maybe broke a temporary restraining order by flying a banner over his 10-year-old daughter’s school that read “NO MATTER WHAT, DADDY LOVES YOU SHAYLA.” He also bombarded her school with deliveries of flowers, balloons and a fruit arrangement. Much like the movie series he appears in, you could say that Tyrese’s method for his latest set of stunts is fast and furious. Fast, because he shows no signs of slowing down all this drama. And furious, because it’s almost like there’s a tiny army furiously working overtime to think of ways to make this mess even messier.
Tyrese and his ex-wife Norma Gibson appeared in court three times this week to discuss the custody agreement in place for their daughter Shayla. Norma wants full legal and physical custody of Shayla while Tyrese learns to be a better parent in therapy. TMZ says that on Tuesday, Tyrese showed up to court in head-to-toe white. When asked why, he said it was because he wasn’t treating their court meeting like a funeral. On Wednesday, he wore gray.
On Thursday, both Tyrese and his wife Samantha Lee were dressed completely in black. When asked again why, Tyrese responded that it was because this time he was going to a funeral. Norma reportedly testified in court yesterday about all the allegedly fucked-up things Tyrese is guilty of. Tyrese believes that’s the last anyone is going to hear about that. I wonder if they served those little triangle funeral sandwiches after?
“It was a funeral because it was the death of a dialogue. There’s been a dialogue of accusations of abuse that’s been following me for eight years. And it all died today. No one will ever walk up to me, assuming and thinking, that I did any of the things I was accused of.”
RIP to the abusive parent dialogue. Which would be true, except that Tyrese barely waited for the corpse to get cold before he pulled Dr. Frankenstein and brought it back to life. TMZ says that Tyrese filed documents accusing someone of coaching their daughter to tell phony abuse tales in order to get a temporary restraining order. He also implies Norma is just bitter because he has a new wife.
Tyrese’s weird pretend funeral celebrations were short-lived. Sources tell TMZ that Tyrese checked himself into a Los Angeles hospital last night after complaining of chest pains and feeling dehydrated. TMZ caught up with Tyrese as he left the hospital last night. According to Tyrese, he was in the hospital due to anxiety and dehydration, which was brought on by spending all day in court with no water or food.
I call bullshit on that no water excuse. Every courtroom on TV and movies has a pitcher of water and a tray of glasses. The only thing people seem to do more in court than dramatically yell “I object!” is pour water from plastic water thermoses. Even Judge Judy has water, and those trials are barely 12 minutes long!