Tyrese On Doing Whatever It Takes to Be With Daughter

06/22/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
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Although he is in the midst of divorce proceedings, Tyrese Gibson nonetheless admits in a new interview with Upscale magazine that he misses being married. “Even though there are lot of random things running around, you still want that solid foundation at home,” he adds.

The 30-year-old singer and actor is determined to provide exactly that to daughter Shayla Somer, 23 months, however, and putting his differences with estranged wife Norma Gibson plays an important part. “There’s gonna be moments where the energy is funky and uncomfortable, but do your part,” he explains.

“There’s a lot of people in your life that you do not necessarily get along with or are not on the same page with, and you’re still in their life. So do what you have to do so that you can do what you want to do, which is spend time with your child.”

Tyrese and Norma separated in October after 10 months of marriage.

Source: Upscale

— Missy

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Jas on

Baby girl looks just like her mother!! Nice pic of Dad and daughter!

Chris on

Funny, I think she looks exactly like Tyrese only with her mom’s coloring!

Sammy-xx on

Tyrese seems like such a happy person in all his interviews and on Twitter, wow on Twitter he is fanastic.
I saw Transformers last night, finally I was dying to see it very excited.
He was great in it, wish we’d seen more of him but it was still a fantastic film.
His daughter is gorgeous, he spent yesterday with her. He said on Twitter/@Tyrese4ReaL

SweetDiva on

Shayla is such a little doll!

crimpe on

He’s hot and Shayla is stunning. She looks just liker her mother to me, features, skin tone, everything. Still, I have no respect for a guy who punches his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. Too bad she signed that prenup.

Anon on

Emma on

I’m not sure what he is talking about. He was married for 10 months…certainly doesn’t seem like he tried very hard.

crimpe on

Anon, glad to hear it. Sounds like the lawyers did their stuff. Having worked with victims of domestic violence, I have little tolerance for abusers. For the record, his comments expressing sympathy for Chris Brown (young, growing up in public eye) strike me as lame.

Anon on

I don’t really follow Tyrese, but I was surprised by how many people supported Chris brown. It was like…am I missing something? Choking a girl in a car is justifiable? Anyway 10 months isn’t a long time, but who knows they could have gotten married to help salvage their relationship?

Sarah M. on

I just think it’s sad that so many couples are getting divorced, or have gotten divorced, recently. Granted, it is better to separate and go your separate ways than stay together and fight all the time. It just doesn’t seem like couples are willing to try as hard to make it work anymore.

BEAUTIFUL baby, and I LOVE her name!