Tyrese Blasts Ex Wife Norma: I’m sorry I got re-married, but I’m not a bad dad.
Tyrese has taken to social media, criticizing his now ex-wife Norma Mitchell. Posting a series of photos of him, along with their daughter, the singer turned actor apologizes for moving on and marrying another woman, but maintains that he is not a bad father. He writes,
All I wanna do is co/parent nothing else…… Please…. Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt…… There’s someone out here for everybody – Norma I know you can see this, I’m sorry I got re-married, I’m sorry we didn’t work out I’m sorry you haven’t been able to find another man since we separated…… Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don’t work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you……. I was hoping by now you got over what we used to be… But I see the attacks just won’t stop so I believe this too will pass and God and the courts will reveal the truth….. I want you to know I still love you and wish you the best in all that you’re looking to do… I just simply wanna co-parent and raise Shayla to be a respectful, decent, smart angel that I know she is… Paint your picture but God knows the truth…… if I was a bad dad I wouldn’t of went from 80/20 to 70/30 to 60/40 to 50/50 custody in my favor…… All of the honorable fathers and parents out here keep fighting the good fight you may embarrassed at times but in the end the kids will always run into the arms of the ones who really has their backs in a great father not because I’m famous with money but because I am – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it…. More truths coming soon……. Child custody family issues are the worst…….
Tyrese’s comments seems to be in response to reports that Norma has accused him of violently beating their 10-year-old daughter.
Over the years, Tyrese and Norma have feuded over custody. In fact, in a 2015 interview with Madame Noire, Norma claimed that while the pair were married, Tyrese was abusive.
Yes, there was [physical and emotional abuse in my marriage]. Definitely. If you have this conversation with many women, they can tell you the exact same thing. Sometimes it’s so covert that you don’t know it’s happening until it’s happening.
A lot of men with money and more power, especially with passive women, are using the legal system to abuse these women. Then they can point the finger and say, ‘Look at her, she’s crazy,’ because one day you just explode and can’t take it anymore.
Tyrese and Norma were married for two years up until 2009. Tyrese is now married to Samantha Lee.