On Monday, August 29, the divorce proceedings between actor Tyrese Gibson and his ex-wife Samantha Lee changed course.
As Tanya Mitchell Graham, Tyrese’s attorney, probed Samantha about some of her expenses from two years ago, including $1,740 for cosmetics, things reportedly became hot in court on Monday.
Tyrese said at the court that he does not want to provide Samantha, who is 31, with spousal support and that their prenuptial agreement should be upheld. He also asked for final decision-making authority over Soraya Gibson, their three-year-old daughter, and shared physical and legal custody.
Tyrese argued that Samantha’s request for $20k in child support per month was “unreasonably exorbitant” in court records.
The actor stated that he is ready to let Samantha have one of their SUVs, a 2017 Land Rover Discovery, even if he wants to keep their 2016 Range Rover.
In September 2020, Samantha filed for divorce from the six-time Grammy nominee, alleging that Tyrese had shut her out of the home. He has refuted the charge.
Tyrese, who is also a musician, stated at the time that “black families and marriages are under attack” and cited “being raised in broken homes with no example of what being a husband or father is” as contributing to the breakdown of his second marriage.
In a different statement, he said that he and Samantha, who he met in 2015, will ‘remain the best of friends and strong co-parents.’