It pays to have friends in high places.
And that is certainly the case for Tyrese Gibson after he revealed his superstar chum Will Smith gave him a whopping $5 million to help him fund his ongoing custody battle with his ex-wife.
The 38-year-old rapper and actor has been engaged in a bitter courtroom feud with ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson over their 10-year-old daughter Shayla.
The Fast And The Furious star said: ‘ When we show UP for each-other there’s nothing that can’t be done I️ repeat nothing.
‘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.’
‘You’ve guys asked me to get off and stay off the Internet now that my daughters legal fees will be paid I️ will listen.
‘ The Smiths’s and their whole family has always shown up for The Gibson’s Uncle Will you’re an uncle for real.’
Tyrese, who has supposedly been made ‘virtually unemployable’ following his ex’s claims, prevously complained on social media about the legal fees he’s racked up in the custody battle, saying, ‘I’m at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?’
And he also voiced his disappointment over the alleged lack of support from some of his well-heeled ‘millionaire’ and billionaire’ friends asking, ‘I’ve been there for you, why aren’t you there for me?’
His posting comes after he thanked wife Samantha Lee Gibson for her support during his court battle with ex-wife Norma.
Tyrese’s ex-wife Norma Gibson previously accused him of child abuse, saying he spanked their only child on multiple occasions. He denied the claims, which sparked an investigation by the L.A. County of Department of Children and Family Services.
He posted a loving message to Samantha on Instagram Saturday after the investigation into the alleged beating was close, and he discovered he would not be facing criminal charges.
‘When your 1st charge get dropped your wife’s mind will finally REST!!!!!’ the star of the Fast And Furious franchise wrote, captioning a photo of Samantha Lee asleep in bed.
Tyrese is claiming his ex is being vindictive against him due to the fact he has remarried. He says he has been unable to see his daughter Shayla for two months, and wants to have the matter dealt with as soon as possible.