Tyrese Gibson denies claims that he locked his estranged wife, Samantha Lee Gibson, and their 2-year-old daughter Soraya out of the family home in Georgia.
Gibson and Samantha Lee jointly announced last week that they were getting a consensual divorce after over three years of marriage, but according to TMZ, the couple had split three months earlier:
Samantha Lee Gibson filed for divorce papers back in September, and the petition claims Tyrese cut her off financially just weeks earlier, locking her and her 2-year-old daughter Soraya out of the family home in Georgia.
Tyrese calls BS, but … in documents he filed, he denies leaving her out in the cold. On the other hand, he admits he has big problems with Samantha’s demand for $ 20,000
In their joint statement, the estranged couple he met in 2015 said they would “remain best friends and strong co-parents”.
“We have decided to make a statement for a painful and significant development in our lives. Unfortunately, after much thought, deliberation, and prayer, we made the difficult decision to officially separate and get a divorce. Our intention is to remain best friends and strong companions, ”they said in a statement.
Added: “We feel incredibly blessed to have found each other and are deeply grateful for the 4 years that we were married to each other. Our journey together has been a ride of ups and downs, but it’s a journey neither of us would have taken with anyone else. We really have so much love and respect for one another. We’ve both grown tremendously in this regard; We have shared so many wonderful memories and moments and we also look forward to seeing the amazing future that we individually have before us. “
Tyrese later shared that he felt that “black families and marriages are being attacked …”
He continued, “The pain brought me back to the holy grail … [ the studio ] No, there won’t be an album inspired by the love of my life. Samantha …. Thank you for the years. I hope you know I did my best. I really did. “
Gibson is also the father of 13-year-old daughter Shayla Gibson from a previous marriage to Norma Gibson.