According to TMZ, actor/singer Tyrese had a heated confrontation with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson, over their child, Shayla. If you weren’t aware, the two were married from 2007 to 2009. Tyrese went to Norma’s home in North Hollywood last night to pick up the 6-year-old, however, Norma didn’t want to hand Shayla over to him because she claimed that the child was under the weather. It’s not 100 percent clear if she let him know this before he came to get the little one and he just decided he wanted to pick her up sick or not, but according to TMZ, Norma called police to help her keep the child at home while he was on the way:
Norma called police because she felt the custody order did not require her to turn the kid over and she needed cops to look at the document. LAPD officers arrived and Tyrese showed up as well.
There was obviously a major disagreement between Tyrese and Norma when he arrived, but cops talked to him, explained why he couldn’t take Shayla that evening, and he left without the 6-year-old, without making a huge scene. Though the former couple argued, no police report was filed, and there was no violation of noise ordinances, like a disturbance of the peace. However, sources claim that Tyrese wants to take Norma to court and have her held in contempt for what he feels was a violation of their custody agreement. He doesn’t think that Shayla was sick, but that Norma was being spiteful.
The two have been at odds for quite some time, with Norma claiming at the beginning of this month that he would rather party than be with his daughter. She made this accusation after he went to Dubai with Will Smith and Maxwell after shooting for the Fast and Furious was postponed following Paul Walker’s death. She thought that time could have been spent with Shayla, saying in court documents that he was “gallivanting throughout Dubai … staying in expensive hotels … partying on yachts, sky-diving with other movie stars, driving expensive cars, and making special appearances in night clubs” instead of taking care of his responsibilities. He denied this and said he was looking for hosting and work opportunities while in Dubai.
Tyrese, who is quite outspoken as we all know, hasn’t taken to his social media to respond or talk about last night’s situation, but hopefully he’ll be reunited with Shayla (without there being drama between him and Norma) very soon.