Tyrese Gibson To Launch Book Series with Daughter Shayla

March 29, 2015  |  

Tyrese Gibson is adding publisher to his list of accolades. He and his daughter Shayla are launching a book series. Shayla is Tyrese’s only child and she will celebrate her eighth birthday in July.

Tyrese told PEOPLE:

“She just really brought me up to speed on a lot of things that she feels like her friends would love to read about, so we wrote six books together and I’m getting all of the artwork done on it now,”

On the book…
“[The books are] about bullying, faith, sharing, being courteous and nice.”

“The name of my publishing company is called Gibson and Gibson Publishing, and she’s the other Gibson,”

“[She sings and] she reads to herself every night — I don’t have to read to her anymore,” says Gibson. “I’m just sitting there basically holding the book.”

On balancing…
“I have a full office and recording studio in my backyard, so I spend a lot of time at home,” he shares. “I even have a restaurant in my backyard.”

If you are a Tyrese fan and follow him on social media then you know it’s no secret that he absolutely adores his daughter. A few years back this is the poem he wrote on fathers day:

On this day, we as fathers are celebrated around the world…
I am more than just a man.. I am a father.
A boy is excited about the opportunity to be a dad.  
A father is more focused on the “Responsibility” of being a father.
 
As a father it is a responsibility to create the standards in our kids’ lives,  I am not just semen. I love you, and you love me and in our family we created “we” in our children…
I am power, I am intelligence, I am education, I am integrity, I am God fearing spirituality,  I am consistent… 
As a father, sometimes I have to be away. I am constantly in the field hunting for my family’s survival. 
I am king therefore you are my queen. President Obama has created a new standard and removed every excuse a black man could ever have of NOT being a father…  
I am more than I appear to be, I am more than just a man. 
I….AM…A…FATHER!!
 
Fathers… Even though it seems like your effort is sometimes overlooked, God is watching and he knows your heart.
 
To all of the REAL FATHERS around the world..
Through good, bad or ugly relationships with the mother…
If you are NOT there for your kids, it is ONLY the kids that suffer in the end.
Take a stand and do any means necessary to be a part of your kids lives.
God knows your heart… God bless all FATHERS around the WORLD for Father’s Day! 
Salute!! 

 

 

 

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