Who is Norma Gibson?
Norma was born in London, England in 1981 – her exact date of birth remains undisclosed, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Pisces, and she holds American nationality, as her parents moved to the USA not long after she was born. She’s a socialite, but she’s probably only known to the public for being the former wife of American actor and singer Tyrese Gibson.
Early life and education
Norma was raised in Los Angeles, California USA by her parents; details about her mother and father are scarce, as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her mother was a dance instructor, and that her father was a painter. Norma hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and it’s thus believed that she’s an only child.
She was mostly into dancing and acting in school plays and dreamed of becoming a famous model while attending a local high school. It’s said that Norma was also on her school’s cheerleading team, and enjoyed playing soccer and volleyball with her friends.
She matriculated in 1999, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, some of her fans believe that she graduated from a community college in 2003.
Norma prefers to keep the details of her career away from the media’s attention. It’s believed that she has done some modelling work, and that she’s today running her own small company, which she launched with the money that she had received as a divorce settlement.
Love life and marriage with Tyrese Gibson
Norma met Tyrese in the mid-2000s, when they were introduced by a mutual friend at a house party. They had been together for around two years when they exchanged vows on 2 December 2007, in a small ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
Norma had given birth to their daughter Shayla Somer Gibson a couple of months prior to the wedding, but after Tyrese found out that Norma had been stealing money from him and investing it in several companies, he filed for divorce. It was finalized on 20 August 2009, but a battle for custody over their daughter then began, and the judge eventually gave Tyrese full custody.
Norma hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s known that Tyrese married American actress Samantha Lee on 14 February 2017, and that she gave birth to their daughter Soraya Lee Gibson on 1 October 2018. However, Tyrese revealed in December 2020 that he and Samantha were divorcing.
As of May 2022, Norma seems to be single, was married to Tyrese Gibson, and has a daughter with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Norma’s physically highly active, and can be seen working out at a Los Angeles gym four to five times every week; she also follows a strict diet, and some of her fans believe that she’s vegan.
Norma’s a dog-lover and has a pet dog, while some of her favorite animals include zebras, giraffes and elephants.
She’s into travelling, and has been to more than 15 US states for both work and pleasure, while she’s also vacationed in a couple of European countries and Australian cities; her dream travel destination is Rome, Italy.
Norma’s favorite season is summer, mostly because she enjoys sun tanning at the beach and swimming in the ocean.
She likes to watch movies at night – her favorite actor is Bruce Willis, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Fifth Element”, “Pulp Fiction” and “The Sixth Sense”.
Age, height and net worth
Norma’s age is either 40 or 41. She has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of May 2022, Norma’s net worth stands at over $300,000, while her former husband Tyrese’s net worth has been estimated at more than $6 million.
Who is her former husband Tyrese?
Tyrese Darnell Gibson was born in Los Angeles on 30 December 1978 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality. He’s appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series, while he’s probably known best for his portrayal of the main character Roman Pearce, in the critically acclaimed 2003 action crime thriller movie “2 Fast 2 Furious”, directed by John Singleton, and which also starred Paul Walker and Cole Hauser. It follows a former police officer Brian O’Connor, who’s helping his former colleagues bust a criminal gang; the movie won four of the 17 awards for which it was nominated, and after which Tyrese reprised his role in the sequels “Fast Five” (2011), “Fast & Furious 6” (2013) and “F9: The Fast Saga” (2021).
Tyrese was raised in Watts, Los Angeles alongside his three older siblings, solely by their mother, as their father Tyrone Gibson had left the family. Tyrese grew up being interested in music, and it was his high school music teacher who persuaded him to try and pursue it as a career; he was 16 when he sang the line “Always Coca-Cola” in an advertisement, while he was then hired to appear in commercials for Tommy Hilfiger and Guess.
Tyrese signed his first contract in 1998, with RCA Records, and his debut single “Nobody Else” peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart; his self-titled album came out on 29 September 1998, and reached #17 on the Billboard Albums Chart. Some of his following albums were “Watts”, released on 22 May 2001, “I Wanna Go There”, which came out on 10 December 2002, and “Alter Ego”, released on 12 December 2006.
Tyrese spent the following five years focused on his acting career, so his next (fifth) album “Open Invitation” wasn’t released until 1 November 2011, and he’s since released only a single album: “Black Rose” on 10 July 2015.
He made his debut TV series appearance in the 1996 episode “Talent Show” of the family sports comedy “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”, while he only gained recognition in 2001, when cast to play the main character Joseph Summers in the popular romantic crime movie “Baby Boy”. It was written and directed by John Singleton, also starred Alexsandra Wright and Taraji P. Henson, and follows the life of a 20-year old man from Los Angeles; the movie won one of the 15 awards for which it was nominated.
Some of Tyrese’s other notable performances in the decade were in the 2004 action adventure movie “Flight of the Phoenix”, the 2005 action crime movie “Four Brothers”, and the 2006 romantic sports film “Annapolis”.
He’s also known for his portrayal of USAF Chief Master Sergeant Epps in the movies “Transformers” (2007), “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011).
Most recently, in 2022, Tyrese played Agent Simon Stroud in the popular action adventure horror movie “Morbius”, directed by Daniel Espinosa, and which starred Jared Leto, Matt Smith and Adria Arjona. It follows a biochemist who has accidentally turned himself into a vampire while trying to cure his rare blood disease.
Tyrese has won three of the 22 awards for which he has been nominated: a 2001 Locarno International Film Festival Special Mention for “Baby Boy”, a 2001 Teen Choice Award for Choice Model, and a 2016 Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, for “Shame”.