Wendy Williams welcomed guest Tyrese Gibson to her talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” this week to promote his new movie “Black and Blue”.
However, in classic Williams fashion, the conversation got a bit derailed as the daytime host asked Gibson the hard-hitting questions about his custody battle and feud with “Fast & Furious” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Gibson has a very public feud with The Rock, and Wendy was just “doing her job” by asking the actor about the relationship. After prodding Gibson about the topic, the actor responded: “you gotta report the stuff, I love you.”
Williams took the conversation from feud to custody battles when she asked Gibson about his personal journey with his ex-wife Norma and daughter Shayla. Gibson and Norma were married in 2007 and have just the one daughter.
Wendy asked why Gibson and his ex were still fighting, and he responded by saying, “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,” adding, “I was married to this woman 12 years ago, we were married for less than a year.”
The actor continued, “Sometimes you get married, sometimes marriages last as long as yours did and then it gets to a place, sometimes it happens faster.”
Gibson added, “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.”
Williams shared her final thoughts on the topic by exclaiming, “It would just seem to me 50/50 custody would be the right thing.”
“Black and Blue” will be released in theatres on Oct. 25.