“Sweet Lady” crooner Tyrese has more than once posted and deleted photos that fans seem to think are a jab at his estranged wife Samantha Lee Gibson. The once happily married duo announced their plan to divorce just two days ahead of the new year.
Valentine’s Day would have marked the couple’s fourth wedding anniversary. Still, with the would-be day of celebration drawing near, the singer took to IG to share, “When you have a king don’t reshuffle the deck and end up with a joker.”
The caption for the photo was a single word: “Dear.”
Unlike other posts, the photo was not deleted despite a swarm of comments that possibly shattered Tyrese’s intended message.
“When you have a Queen don’t let her go joker!!!”
“Dear not your wife. She left the joker lol”
“Ummm I mean she thought she had a king but the whole time he was just a JOKER.”
The couple shares 2-year-old daughter, Soraya. In part, the couple’s joint announcement reads:
“Our intention is to remain the best of friends & strong coparents. We feel incredibly blessed to have found each other and deeply grateful for the 4 years we have been married to each other. Our journey together has been a ride of both ups & downs, but it’s a journey that neither of us would have chosen to take with anyone else. We truly have so much love & respect for each other.”
This will be Tyrese’s second divorce. His first marriage to Norma Mitchell failed after two years in 2009. The former lovers share a teen daughter named Shayla.
Others, however, took aim at the “Fast & The Furious” franchise actor for his perceived public missteps in handling his split from Samantha.
“Tyrese, quit posting all about your business on social media. Kings move in silence.
“Just apologize to her directly bro.”
“I don’t think you should be posting thinks like this, just look like a wrong move.”
“You do too much sometimes. Your business is everyone’s business. A KING NEVER ACTS LIKE A JOKE IN FRONT OF A QUEEN!!”
The start of 2021 has proven to be a rocky one, with fellow celebrity couple LeToya Luckett and husband Tommicus Walker also announcing their divorce. And just like Tyrese, Walker has been accused of “messy” behavior while publicly dealing with the split.