Tyrese Gibson is not persuaded that his ex-wife, who said in a podcast in October that she questioned her decision to divorce him, loved him.
Gibson seems to think his ex-wife wanted to get back with him in for another reason based on a past conversation he had with her being on the verge of eviction from her home and that at the time she was unable to care for their child.
As Atlanta Black Star previously reported, Samantha Lee recently revealed that outside influences and venting to the wrong people led to her filing for divorce in September 2020. Their proceeding lasted for almost two years — just one year less than they were married after tying the knot in 2017.
Lee spoke about her seeking reconciliation on Oct. 16 on the “Hardly Intiated” podcast, and again on social media responding to the backlash, on Oct. 29.
What Did She Say When
“I am not allowing this to be twisted. I took accountability in that interview. I don’t take anything back that I said. When you grow, and you learn, and you’re in relationships with people, and you grow from those relationships, you have to take accountability for what you did and your part in it,” Lee explained in a recent video on Instagram Live. “It’s not healthy to always blame other people. You have to own your stuff and let that be that. And that’s what I’m going to do.”
She continued, “You can say whatever you want about me. Most of you guys don’t know half of the story, you don’t need to know half of the story. All you need to know is that I took accountability and I’m glad that I did. I’m happy that I did.”
What Did He Say
Following their breakup, “The Fast and Furious” actor alleged that Lee was living beyond her means and facing eviction from her residence.
He said she only wants to reconcile because she can’t afford her apartment, and that she has asked him to take custody of their child. Now he seems to be rehashing that story.
How Gibson Remembered the Conversation with Ex-Wife
“She texts me and says, ‘Can you watch Soraya for the next two weeks? Because I am about to get put out of my place. I can’t afford to live there anymore,'” Gibson recounted last month for “Watch Live Bitez” about the conversation he had with her a year after their 2020 breakup.
“‘I got to downsize and move into something else,’ and my f–king heart dropped.” Gibson said, relaying what he says his ex-wife told him. “Wow! You called me after almost a year to finally have this conversation about reconciliation, which was disingenuous; it was not real.”
How Much Does She Make, According to Gibson
Gibson said his ex-wife makes $160,000 a year, according to The Los Angeles Times. He said he thinks she wanted reconciliation to garner attention and more money.
“If you had people in your ear at the time, they must be still in your ear because you still trying to get $20,000 a month for a 5-year-old,” he said. “You make $160,000 a year on your own. This is all a game. You’re clout chasing.”
As Finurah previously reported, Gibson, whose estimated net worth is $4 million, received a court order from a judge in Fulton County, Georgia, to pay more than $230,000 in back child support and $399,000 in legal fees that his ex-wife, Lee, had incurred during their two-year divorce process.
Currently, Tyrese pays his estranged wife $10,690 per month in child support for their 5-year-old daughter. Additionally, he maintains a life insurance policy worth $1.9 million, with the young girl as the beneficiary and his ex-wife as the trustee.