Tyrese Gibson and Shayla share a heart-to-heart with the camera in their latest Instagram post that has fans adoring what they see. The 5-year-old and her famous father make their faces the center of attraction, getting so close to the lens that practically everything else in the room is blocked out. “My heart belongs to you,” wrote Tyrese next to the pic. “I work and move as intense as I do cause I refuse to let your childhood look anything like mines…… See you soon love angel…. Shayla ‘Daddy’s Princess’ Gibson.” Shayla and Tyrese captured over 20,000 hearts on Instagram as thousands of fans liked the picture and post.


VIDEO: Tyrese Goofs Off With Daughter Shayla

Gibson has chosen to be open with social media fans about his recent custody battle for Shayla. The singer tweeted his feelings before and after going to court to fight for his parental rights, classifying the experience as being “rough” both times. “Today, in California the custody laws are financially set up to make you become a victim of your own success … Today was rough…I won’t give up on my daughter and I refuse to walk away … Enjoy for now…See you soon. Shayla’s Daddy,” tweeted the star after his court date. The proud father later expressed his love for Shay telling her, “My goal as your father is to minimize your exposure to dysfunction cause I can never assume that you are too young to be affected by WHAT’s being said or reading into the energies that they are exposed to.”

The entertainer also shared a snippet of his upcoming book, A Black Rose, with fans. “Its true that Deadbeat dads exist I know… Deadbeat mothers are out here too they’re just not as popular,” wrote Tyrese. “Then we have those fathers who feel as If they are doing their part cause they are paying for everything…. Kids are as real as it gets… If you DON’t have a healthy and consistent relationship with them it will show and they are too young to hide their true feelings…. (( You Ever reach out to grab a child from someone else’s arms and the child give that ‘Don’t touch me I don’t know you’ look?? Lol.. Through it all keep your love consistent and PRAY that your feelings towards your HIM or HER doesn’t start effecting your relationship and interactions with your child… God is watching every move and monitoring your hearts intentions and it might be a party now…. But in the end money or materialistic things can never buy your childs love… I’ve kept my lips sealed but it’s been rough….. REAL MEN and Fathers and single mothers hold your head I’m praying for you and I hope you continue to do the same for me.”

Shayla is Tyrese and ex-wife Norma Mitchell’s only child together.

Photo: Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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