Tyrese Gibson will now have to pay $10,690 a month in child support to his ex-wife Samantha Lee.
A judge issued the order in the “best interests” of the exes’ 3-year-old daughter, Soraya Lee, in a Georgia courtroom on Tuesday.
The ‘Fast & the Furious’ franchise star, 43, must also maintain a $1.9 million life insurance plan with Soraya as beneficiary and Lee as trustee.
The former couple have been ordered to split any childcare or school 50/50 and maintain health insurance.
Upon hearing the news, Gibson looked less thrilled. The judge directly explained to him how this decision “levels the rules of the economic game”.
“I want both of you to love your child, and I want both of you to tell your child to love the other parent, because that’s how we get successful human beings,” he said. the judge.
“Nobody won here and nobody lost. The child lost, because she didn’t have her parents together. Minimize the effects of this loss. Minimize it in all ways, shapes and forms that you can.
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The judge emphasized that child support was “not punishment” for Gibson.
“You are going to see the dividends it pays to your child. Put that money where it belongs – in the kid,” he added.
“FaceTime with your kids. There’s no money replacing it, because you can’t save time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Spend every minute you can, because you blink and they are 25 years old.
Gibson and Lee announced they were divorcing in December 2020 after nearly four years of marriage.
“Our intention is to remain best friends and strong co-parents. We feel incredibly blessed to have found each other and deeply grateful for the 4 years we have been married to each other,” they both wrote via Instagram at the time.
The former couple secretly wed on Valentine’s Day in 2017 and welcomed Soraya in October 2018. Gibson also shares 13-year-old daughter Shayla with ex-wife Norma Gibson, who he was with married from 2007 to 2009.