During the hearing, held on Tuesday (August 30) in a Georgia courtroom, the Fast & Furious star was also ordered to maintain a life insurance plan of $1.9 million with Soraya as the beneficiary and Lee as the trustee.
Tyrese and Samantha will be responsible for splitting any childcare, school expenses, and health insurance equally.
The 43-year-old singer and actor appeared to be salty about the judge’s decision, which prompted some advice from the bench.
The judge told Tyrese Gibson and Samantha Lee, “I want you both to love your kid, and I want you both to tell your kid to love the other parent, because that’s how we get successful human beings.”
“Nobody won here and nobody lost. The kid lost, because she doesn’t have her parents together. Minimize the effects of that loss. Minimize it in every way, shape, and form you can.”
The judge also informed Tyrese that the child support was “not a punishment.”
“You’re going to see the dividends it pays in your child. Put that money where it belongs – in the child,” he added.
“FaceTime with your kids. There’s no amount of money that substitutes that, because you can’t buy time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Spend every minute you can, because you blink and they’re 25.”
Tyrese and Samantha tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in 2017.
They welcomed Soraya Lee in October 2018.
Two years later, in December 2020, they announced they were divorcing after four years of marriage.
Tyrese is also a proud father to his 13-year-old daughter, Shayla Gibson, from his previous marriage to Norma Gibson.
The singer and actor is currently romantically linked to model Zelie Timothy and their relationship is giving Six Flags Over Georgia.
Tyrese recently took to Instagram writing:
Divorced, single father, I’m still in love and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I live in Atlanta where the ratio is 80 to 1…
One things for sure? I’m going to get it right one day….
Lips are sealed right now….. But y’all know me right? Ain’t no fucking way this is all going down with me addressing it….
Later tonight I will be filming my second crying video around 9:30pm since I booked 17 movies after my first video? I’m going to make sure I get even more ugly faces in….
Since I have your full attention now… Let me give you 2 bible verses that got me through this entire depressing, vile heartbreaking unexpected divorce….
Repay no one evil for evil. Have a regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, DO NOT AVENGE yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
This one especially…
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
◄ Psalm 23:5 ►
10,000 flights into this life and lifestyle that I’ve earned… Nobody gave me shit, no clicks, no entourage, just out here fending for myself… Dodging devils, publics and public loses…
25 years it took me to get here… [ I will leave it right there trust me when I recover this IG LIVE is going to be all that you never thought you needed….
For now? Lips sealed….
See you soon…
See his original post below.
Pray for Tyrese cause…??♂️
Source: Page Six