November 22, 2017
Actor Tyrese Gibson is "proud" to have been awarded joint
custody of his daughter after a bitter legal battle.
The "Fast and the Furious" star has been fighting to maintain custody of 10-year-old Shayla in a long and difficult court case against his ex-wife Norma Gibson, who had alleged that Tyrese had been physically violent to their daughter, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
And after the star was awarded joint custody last week in a court hearing which denied Norma's filing for a restraining order, he has taken to Instagram to share his thoughts on the process.
He wrote in a lengthy caption: "Friday was not a win for me, it is a win for our daughter, Shayla. Who unfortunately has been exposed to tension, private and public embarrassment and growing up and feeling torn between 2 parents who are no longer married......
"It is a win because she gets to spend equal time with both of her parents in joint legal custody while she continues to grow in a happy and healthy environment - this has always been and will continue to be my priority. (sic)"
Tyrese, who married second wife Samantha Lee in February this year, also hailed his custody agreement as a win for all fathers fighting to remain in their children's lives.