Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith recently assisted Tyrese with $5 million to help with his ongoing legal fees. Tyrese Gibson is currently ongoing a court issue with his ex-wife over the custody of their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla Gibson. Last week, the Fast & Furious actor revealed his current child support payments are exceeding $13,000 per month.
Tyrese post on Instagram saying “My wife kept the news away from me cause I’ve been on with lawyers all day but our family and our sister Jada Pinkett Smith and my brother Will Smith just sent us 5 million dollars to help keep us afloat.” However, the Smiths had asked him to keep it off social media. “You’ve guys asked me to get off and stay off the Internet now that my daughters legal fees will be paid ! will listen…..,” he added despite his continued posts on Instagram.
Tyrese has had a long friendship with the Smiths. During a 2008 interview with blackfilm.com, Tyrese admitted it was Will’s influence that encouraged him to pursue a serious career as an actor. “I’ve never taken the movie thing as serious like I have music until now,” he said. “And I want to send all the love possible to my man Will Smith who played a huge role in me making some big, big changes in my life. Will took me under his wing and told me that ‘you’re that guy; you have what it takes to be the next guy. We’ve become friends and I’ve even been training with Will and his trainer and lost 46 pounds working out with them.” Last week, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services closed the investigation into the allegations that Tyrese had struck his daughter.