As we wait in anticipation for next week’s exciting release of the new Transformers: The Last Knight, we’re taking the time to celebrate one of the movie’s star cast members – Tyrese Gibson.
American singer and actor, Tyrese Darnell Gibson, was born in 1978 in Los Angeles, California. His career in the entertainment industry had humble beginnings, as he worked his way up the ladder. From taking part in talent contests, to being a young model and Coke commercial actor, Tyrese truly had a vision for his life and where he wanted to end up.
Today, the handsome hunk is regarded as an A-lister, starring in renowned movie franchises – Fast & Furious and Transformers – and winning multiple music awards for his authentic R&B tunes, so there’s no wondering why we’re honouring the talented entertainer.
His claim to fame started with the 2001 film called Baby Boy, where he starred alongside the young and gorgeous Taraji P. Henson. The two practically started their careers together and remain good friends today. Taraji has even been featured in Tyrese’s ‘Stay’ music video.
Once a model and music video hunk, Tyrese has cemented his place in the history books as one of the most stylish, fit male actors of all time.
Someone asked me if ever look back on my life and have any regrets? And if I could do it all over again what would I do anything different?…… My response is nah….. I go from Tom Ford suits in the biggest board rooms with billionaires, sheiks and Royals to my real nighas from the block all in the same week……. I’ve never wanted to be or act like anything or anyone I’m not….. I always trip on these corny ass entertainers who are so desperate for street credibility and “edge” they will so damn near anything to get it….. Me you don’t have to “act” and be “hood” if you already from the hood….. I have never and will never let anything or anyone compromise my spiritually or sexuality I don’t care WHO or WHAT the opportunity is….. So nah I #LOVE my life just the way it is….. For me it’s not just a song or lyrics I really started from the #bottom and I’m still here…….. Power moves always #DrugFree #AlcoholFree bossed UP at all times….#GrownManSwagLevels all the way…… #VoltronEnterprises #VoltronChairman #VoltronStudios #VoltronRecordz #CapricornSeasonAlways
Tyrese’s talent stands out as he has remained humble and down to earth through all his career highlights and attributes all his success to his faith and God’s will.
Tyrese recently got re-married, on Valentine’s Day this year, to an amazing woman by the name of Samantha Lee-Gibson who is a brilliant social worker who works with children and human trafficking victims and leads campaigns to fight against these injustices. The couple is picture perfect, but sadly often have to defend their interracial marriage, as Samantha is of White and Latin origins whilst tyrese is Black. The two are fighting the fight and proving that love is colourblind.
He is an admirable writer and motivational speaker and has authored inspirational self-help books such as How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Manology (co-authored with Joseph Simmons).