Meet Norma Mitchell, Tyrese Gibson’s ex-wife. Norma married Tyrese back in 2007. The couple were together for ten months before Tyrese filed for divorce in January 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. Although his estranged wife had signed a prenup, she is contesting the agreement in court.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Norma is requesting more money from Tyrese and claims that he is an absentee father who doesn’t support their daughter, Shayla Somer, born on July, 11th,2007.
According to the documents, Tyrese met Norma in London in 2002 when she was an unemployed college student living with her mother. From the moment they met, Tyrese showered her with expensive gifts, getaways and unlimited access to his credit cards. She claims he asked her to move to the States with him a year later and she dropped out of college and left her family behind to be with him. In 2007, he asked her to marry him after their daughter was born and required her to sign a prenuptial agreement. She agreed because if she hadn’t, she would have been forced to return home to London with her baby. They got married just three days after she signed the prenup and shortly afterward, they began to have disagreements. Tyrese would become angry and aggressive and leave her home with the baby for days and weeks at a time while he went on vacation, hung out with Brandy and who knows what else.
According to Norma, she didn’t even see the divorce coming because the two had been searching for a home together. She is unable to support herself because she doesn’t have a visa, she has no support system and she always believed he would take care of her and the family.
However, Tyrese was paying her $5,000 a month, plus rent on a $2700 apartment and almost $800 a month for the lease on her Range Rover. However, this was not enough for Norma who claims her expenses far exceed the $5000 a month he gives her.
The court case settlement verdict:
According to Singersroom, a judge ordered Tyrese to fork over $65,000 of his $800,000 income to Norma and the judge upped his child support temporarily.
In addition to the settlement of sorts, Norma Gibson will receive $6,230 a month in support, in addition to having her rent and car note paid by the singer/actor.