Tyrese Gibson’s divorce and custody battle have taken a very ugly turn as his ex-wife. Norma, is trying to call him out for being an unfit father. She is allegedly using his longtime friend Paul Walker’s death as a bargaining tool for her side of the story. She says that Gibson ran off to Dubai after Walker’s death and he should have stayed in LA with his daughter instead. She claims that this makes him a bad parent.
Immediately after the death of actor Paul Walker, filming on The Fast and the Furious 7 was stopped. Gibson escaped to Dubai with friends to help deal with the grief he was feeling. He also went to Dubai for appearances and meetings that he got wages from. His status updates on social media did not really confirm any of this, so it is unclear as to whether that is what he was actually there for or not.
Gibson was criticized for constantly finding ways to link Paul’s death into his different escapades. A memorial was held for Walker in Dubai. He met up with someone who owns the Bumblebee car from Transformers and became choked up in a video because there was a sticker on the back of the car with a quote from Walker.
It was also said that Gibson may have converted to Islam while he was over in Dubai. An Islamic religious video entitled The Purpose of Life – Muslim Spoken Word was seen on one of Gibson’s social media feeds with him saying “This gave me life!”.
All of this aside it seems that Norma is going to have to do a lot more than throw this in the ring to try and prove that he is an unfit parent and the battle, unfortunately is likely to get uglier as they almost always do in Hollywood.