Tyrese's Girlfriend Says She Was More Into Paul Walker At First

Zelie Timothy teased the actor and singer about him not being her type during their Instagram Live session this week.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Tyrese's girlfriend Zelie Timothy recently revealed that she was more into Paul Walker at first during an Instagram Live session. Moreover, they hopped on the Gram to dish out some more details concerning their relationship and to generally just have a good time with viewers. Furthermore, when asked about how they met, the actor and singer said he slid into the model and influencer's DMs. Then, Timothy revealed that she actually wasn't that interested in him at first, instead preferring his Fast & Furious costar Paul Walker as her "type." While discussing her emotions, she made sure to pay tribute to the tragically lost actor.

"My type was actually Paul Walker. Rest in peace,” Zelie remarked while caressing Ty. “But [Tyrese] wasn’t my type at all. And my type is not ‘white.’ I’m just saying I was more interested in Paul." Afterwards, he told her "Don't touch me," clearly not super pleased with her words, even though she likely said it with no ill will. Still, she went further in. "Even when I met [Tyrese], I was like, ‘Eh, he’s kind of old.' I just like his smile. It’s pretty cool. His personality … His personality was OK."

Tyrese's Girlfriend Says Paul Walker Was More Of Her Type

"This went really bad,” the singer and actor stated. “This just went really bad really fast. I’m getting off Live." Despite his pleas, his girlfriend wasn't finished. "He didn’t understand the Instagram model thing, so he would always talk down on Instagram models," she continued. "So you wanted the homie; you didn’t want me. You said I’m old," he replied. "I never said I wanted the homie, I just said he was cuter,” Zelie responded. “You know all this already. I wasn’t your type either. So relax. And, yeah, so now we’re here, and it’s an actual, somewhat of a love story, which is crazy."

Actually, the one thing that Tyrese would probably agree with is that last point, as he shared a loving message for Zelie on their anniversary. "Happy Anniversary to a true God send... I love you and appreciate you.... The most patient kind, loving and understanding woman ever as most could imagine... 2 years today we said YES to taking this unexpected beautiful journey through the highs and the lows. I just want you to know over and over again privately and publicly. I love you and appreciate you and thank you for holding my hand and loving me through this journey..... 2 years and counting happy anniversary my love @zelietimothy your heart is GOLD!" Regardless of her confession, log back into HNHH for the latest on Tyrese and Zelie Timothy.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.