After Tyrese Gibson’s very public meltdown, it seems like things are looking up for him and perhaps more importantly, his daughter.
The actor/musician is now celebrating after being granted 50/50 custody of his 10-year-old daughter. The decision comes after a very hectic court battle with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson.
The Fast & Furious star took to Instagram this afternoon to post a gallery of photos of himself and his daughter Shayla. In the caption, he explained that the whole situation was a win/win and relayed his thoughts on the difficulty of a young child being torn between parents who are no longer married.
“Today is not a win for me, it is a win for our daughter, Shayla. Who unfortunately has been exposed to tension, private and public embarrassment and growing up and feeling torn between 2 parents who are no longer married......” he wrote in part. “It is a win because she gets to spend equal time with both of her parents in joint legal custody while she continues to grow in a happy and healthy environment – this has always been and will continue to be my priority.”
On Friday, a judge awarded Tyrese joint custody of his daughter, which will begin in January and denied Norma Gibson’s request for a permanent restraining order, according to PEOPLE Magazine. They’ve also reportedly worked out a visitation schedule for the holidays.
It’s been a good weekend for Tyrese. Hopefully this will jumpstart a new life chapter for him. See his Instagram post about the new custody ruling below.
Today is not a win for me, it is a win for our daughter, Shayla. Who unfortunately has been exposed to tension, private and public embarrassment and growing up and feeling torn between 2 parents who are no longer married...... It is a win because she gets to spend equal time with both of her parents in joint legal custody while she continues to grow in a happy and healthy environment – this has always been and will continue to be my priority. I hope all of the fathers feel encouraged by this cause if was the real “Fathers” out there who reached out and kept me encouraged along the way and for that I can’t thank you enough... - For 10 years I have been the best father I could be, all while quietly being on the receiving end of constant toxic false accusations by the mother of my child. And of course all the while being thrusted into unexpected social media storms all while trying to fight for my career and stay afloat financially. Today I am proud that the courts have put an end to Norma’s toxic nonsense, declaring that NONE of her accusations for the last 10 years against me are credible. I did not break any laws; I did not harass anyone; and most important I never engaged in violent or abusive behavior. The physical and emotional violence that Norma publicly accused of were all false and ruled to have no merit, no evidence, and was unsubstantiated in a court of law. I am forever indebted to my attorney Terry Ross who brought my truth to light in supporting me, my wife Samantha and my daughter Shayla and my team who wanted nothing more than for this 10 year nightmare of false claims and accusations to end....... God delivered on his promise that if I stand on my truth and don’t bend he will show up for me - Today is the first day of the rest of my life with MY FAMILY, my FRIENDS, my fans and supporters and my business associates and of course my immediate TEAM - God bless you..... broken but I will heal from this #ShaylaRocks.com go there now please!!!!! Google #ParentingAliantion and #PathologicalEnmeshment