Tyrese reveals marriage to ex-wife Norma was marriage of convenience
Actor and singer Tyrese calls out his ex-wife, Norma Gibson, revealing that their 2-year marriage was nothing but a sham.
The two have been involved in a messy custody battle for their daughter Shayla, following an equally messy divorce.
He said in a recent interview with Hot 97: “I can say to you, ‘Norma, listen. I love you. I appreciate you. I appreciate what we did; we had an angel. But I married you to keep you in the country; I never married you because I was happily married.
“You are from London! I married you because we had a baby on the way. I had to do what I had to do so that I’m not traveling all the way to London just to spend quality time with my baby. So, now you are running around painting this picture like we were [happy],” the actor shredded the ex wife.
And to prove his point that the wedding was for convenience, Tyrese Gibson explained that he is a flamboyant person who doesn’t do low key, except for Norma’s case.
“Like, bro, we got married and it was like seven people at it. Like, I am the most flashiest, most flamboyant dude other than Floyd Mayweather. I am the flashiest. There is nothing about me that is low key and quiet.,” he said, adding, “You know that I married her to keep her in the country. I am giving you all the scoop. So, listen, I am married. I am happily married. My life is blessed and my career is thriving.”
Technically, what Tyrese has done is legally a crime, which could get him jail time.
U.S. law states: “Any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than $250,000, or both.
“Those charged with marriage fraud may also be charged with visa fraud, harboring an alien, conspiracy, or making false statements; each charge carries additional prison sentences and financial penalties.
“The extent to which these penalties are applied depends on the specifics of each case. The government tends to reserve the highest penalties for U.S. citizens or residents engaged in major conspiracy operations, such as systematically arranging fraudulent marriages.”