Tyrese Claims Marriage Was Result Of Immigration Issues

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In a recent interview with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez, Tyrese Gibson alleged that he only married his ex-wife Norma Mitchell because she was pregnant, and he wanted to keep her in the country.

“That marriage was a marriage, but it wasn’t really a marriage…She’s from London, and we had a baby on the way. When immigration is calling you gotta do what you gotta to do so that someone you have a child with doesn’t get banned for ten years. I did it to keep her in the country.”

“I don’t want to say what I did, but I did it to keep her in the country. You know, I was raised without a father. So imagine me having to travel all the way to London just to see my daughter. That’s not going to open. So what can we do to fix this? And we did it. She sacrificed. I sacrificed. We gotta do what we gotta do. There’s a child involved. The baby is not coming on her own. That’s the truth.”

He went on to imply that despite the fact that they were expecting a child at the time, their marriage was more of a business arrangement than an emotional commitment.

“We had a very extensive prenuptial agreement. We had a plan. We know why we’re getting married. Everything that’s mine is mine, and vice versa. So we’re going to do this, and we gotta do what we gotta do on behalf of our angel.”

In an exclusive interview earlier this year, Mitchell accused Gibson of abusing her throughout their relationship both physically and mentally. And even after their union ended in 2009, Mitchell alleged that the abuse continued, but in a different way. According to the single mom, Gibson used their daughter and the family court system to terrorize her.

“A lot of men are using the legal system to control women and to put them in a state of fear. A few of the things that have happened to me that I know have happened to other women is being followed and surveyed. That’s not something fun. It makes you anxious. You know, just provoking you and harassing you with emails. That overwhelms women and it puts you in a fear state.”

She continued:

“A lot of men with money and more power, especially with passive women, are using the legal system to abuse these women. Then they can point the finger and say, ‘Look at her, she’s crazy,’ because one day you just explode and can’t take it anymore.”

As for her move to the States, Mitchell told us that she a young college student when she met Gibson, and he all but begged her parents to allow her to move to the U.S. with him.

The actor has yet to respond to ex-wife’s allegations of abuse. In a March 2015 interview with The Breakfast Club, he uncomfortably danced around comments made by Charlamagne about Mitchell’s allegations. You can peep that clip below, btw.

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