*It appears that going on Wendy Williams‘ show to promote his new film, “Black and Blue,” was not exactly a fun experience for Tyrese Gibson. (Watch his grilling, er, interview above starting at the 23:15 mark.)
Instead of talking about the movie he stars in with Naomi Harris, Gibson found himself answering questions about his weight, custody war with his ex-wife and his long-standing feud with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
It must be noted, however, that these two have history and being as opinionated as they are, they’ve clashed in the past. Williams even noted that the two have “one of the best worst relationships ever.” She added that they’ve “been through it over the years,” but have matured past whatever differences they’ve had.
Hmm, maybe. Remember, Gibson was there to promote his movie and not have lunch. In any event, he did concede she was just doing her job when it came to gossiping about him ’cause that’s what she does. And if it didn’t work, he certainly wouldn’t be there. “You gotta report the stuff, I love you,” was Gibson’s response.
Things got interesting when Williams asked Gibson about his on-going custody war with ex-wife Norma over their daughter Shayla.
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When Madame Nosey asked how much he paid Norma in child support, Gibson said, “I don’t wanna get into that. It’s a lot.” Noting that she was going through “some mess” of her own with ex Kevin Hunter, Wendy then asked why Tyrese and Norma were still fighting, believing it’s in the child’s best interest to get along.
“Here’s the thing. The general way to speak on it, I can’t go into too many particulars. When you have a child and then there’s a situation where there might be conflict, you have your approach to raising a child and they have theirs and sometimes you’re far from being on the same page,” said Gibson. “I was married to this woman 12 years ago, we were married for less than a year.”
“Sometimes you get married, sometimes marriages last as long as yours did and then it gets to a place, sometimes it happens faster,” he continued. “No one wakes up everyday going where is pain, where is trauma, where is conflict and I wanna stay in it. You could be with someone for a really long time, and then when you finally get married you realize that it was not the right thing to do. I was with her for at least eight years.”
“It would just seem to me 50/50 custody would be the right thing,” Williams said, before transitioning to another touchy subject.
“Now you and The Rock…” she began, before Gibson visibly reacted to the question. “You don’t want to talk about The Rock?” she asked.
“I do not. If you want to know how I feel about that man, it’s all over the Internet,” Gibson responded.
“I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t ask you,” said Wendy. “And I always tell you guys, when people come on the show, I’m gonna ask everything, but you always have the right to say no comment, I respect that.”
At that point, Williams finally got around to asking Gibson about “Black and Blue’ which debuts in theaters this weekend.