Tyrese Gibson Biography

(Actor, Model, Singer)

Tyrese Gibson is an American actor, model, and VJ singer. He married Samantha LeeTyrese Gibson and is a father of one.

Relationship Facts of Tyrese Gibson

  • Tyrese Gibson is having an affair.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Tyrese Gibson dated American actress, Jill Marie Jones from 1990 to 1994.

Later, he began dating the American actress, Taraji P. Henson in January 1995. The pair were in a relationship for 8 years until October 2013. They have two children together, Jody and Jordan.

Gibson has also dated Keshia Knight Pulliam, Rosci, Melyssa Ford, Cameron Diaz, Simply Jess, Claudia Jordan, Daphne Joy, Maya, Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, and Meagan Good.

In 2002, he was in a relationship with Norma Mitchell. After 5 years of dating, the pair got engaged on July 15, 2007, and eventually, only after 5 days, they got married on July 20, 2007.

They separated in January 2009 and officially divorced after 6 months in July 2009. They have a daughter together, Shayla Somer.

On February 14, 2017, he married Samantha Lee. Their daughter was born on October 1, 2018. In December 2020, Gibson and Lee announced they were divorcing.

Who is Tyrese Gibson?

Tyrese Gibson is an American actor, model, and VJ singer.

Additionally, he is also a songwriter, rapper, screenwriter, film producer, author, and television producer.

People recognize him for his role in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise.

Tyrese Gibson: Early Life, Childhood, Ethnicity

Gibson was born in Watts, South Los Angeles, California on December 30, 1978, to parents Priscilla Murray Gibson and Tyrone Gibson.

His father left the family and hence he was raised by his mother along with his three older siblings. He became interested in acting in his childhood years.

He is of American nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to African-American ethnic background.


Talking about his education, Gibson attended Florida A&M University. However, he has said that this is inaccurate and he never attended FAMU.

Tyrese Gibson: Career, Profession

Gibson initially auditioned for a Coca-Cola commercial. Later, in 1998, he signed with the early RCA Records. Next, he released his debut single ‘Nobody Else’.

His self-titled album was released on September 29, 1998. His first important acting role was in John Singleton’s ‘Baby Boy’ in 2001.

Since then, he has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, he has over 30 credits as an actor.

Some other movies and television series that Gibson has appeared in are ‘Star’, ‘American Dad!’, ‘Ride Along 2’, ‘Hollywood Adventures’, ‘Black Nativity, ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, ‘Moesha’, ‘The Parent ‘Hood’, ‘Annapolis’ and ‘Four Brothers’ among others.

Additionally, he has released six studio albums to date. Furthermore, he also has 5 credits as a producer and 1 credit as a writer. In 2012, he released the self-help book ‘How to Get Out of Your Own Way.

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Caption: Tyrese Gibson (Source: People)


Gibson garnered the Hollywood Award nomination in 2014 and the Black Movie Award nomination in 2006. He has also won the Image Award.

Furthermore, he has garnered other award nominations including Grammy Awards, Teen Choice Award, and Black Reel Awards among others.

Salary, Net Worth

Gibson has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as of 2022.

Tyrese Gibson: Rumors, Controversy

Gibson became part of controversy due to his public meltdown over the child custody battle for his 10-year-old Shayla.

Additionally, he has also been part of several controversies due to his feud with Dwayne Johnson. At present, there are no rumors concerning his life and career.

Body Measurements

Talking about his body measurement, Gibson has a height of 5 feet 11¼ inches or 181 cm.

Additionally, he weighs around 172 lbs or 78 kg. Furthermore, he is bald and his eye color is dark brown.

Tyrese Gibson: Social Media Profile

Gibson is active over social media. He has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram.

He has more than 2.9M followers on Twitter. In addition, he has more than 14.4M followers on Instagram. Similarly, his Facebook page has more than 39M followers.

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