Tyrese Gibson says Will and Jada Smith gave him $5 million to keep him ‘afloat’ during a bitter custody battle

Tyrese Gibson and his daughter, Shayla Somer Gibson.

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Tyrese Gibson and his daughter, Shayla Somer Gibson.
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    In an Instagram post, the “Fast and the Furious” star Tyrese Gibson thanked Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith for giving him $5 million. Gibson said the money was helping keep him “afloat” and that now his daughter’s “legal fees will be paid.” Gibson is in a heated custody battle with his ex-wife.

Tyrese Gibson thanked Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith for giving him $5 million in an Instagram post on Monday.

Gibson said the couple sent him the money to help keep him “afloat” and that they told him to “get off and stay off the internet” now that his daughter’s “legal fees will be paid.”

Gibson has been in a heated custody with his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson, according to People magazine.

On Wednesday, Tyrese Gibson shared a video on Facebook pleading with her not to keep his daughter from him.

In the video, the “Fast and the Furious” star also brought up his financial woes, saying, “I’m at $13,000 a month – what more do you want from me?”

Court documents obtained by People in September show that full custody of Shayla Somer Gibson was temporarily granted to Norma Mitchell Gibson and that Tyrese Gibson was ordered to stay 100 yards away from his ex-wife, his daughter, and his ex-wife’s home.

Norma Mitchell Gibson said that on August 19, Tyrese Gibson “pinned” his daughter’s face down, “put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm, and beat her with the other,” People reported, citing the court documents.

Last week, Tyrese Gibson also said he was upset with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s spinoff “Fast and The Furious” film with Jason Statham because it would delay the next release in the main franchise by a year and hurt him financially. But it seems Gibson has put his feud with Johnson to bed after having a “real heart to heart” with one of Johnson’s close associates.