Tyrese took to Instagram yesterday (September 13th) to set the record straight on his role as a parent after his ex-wife was granted a restraining order against him. The 38-year-old actor and R&B artist says that his ex, Norma Mitchell Gibson, is simply being "bitter" with this latest moves, which will prevent the man from seeing his daughter before the beginning of October.

All I wanna do is co/parent nothing else...... Please.... Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt...... I've only prayed that your heart heals and we live our lives separately and peacefully on behalf of our daughter...... There's someone out here for everybody - Norma I know you can see this, I'm sorry I got re-married, I'm sorry we didn't work out I'm sorry you haven't been able to find another man since we separated...... Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don't work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you....... I was hoping by now you got over what we used to be... Being bitter, resentful and just felt out mean will has never been good for our daughter .... But I see the attacks just won't stop so I believe this too will pass and God and the courts will reveal the truth..... I want you to know I still love you and wish you the best in all that you're looking to do... I just simply wanna co-parent and raise Shayla to be a respectful, decent, smart angel that I know she is... Paint your picture but God knows the truth...... if I was a bad dad I wouldn't of went from 80/20 to 70/30 to 60/40 to 50/50 custody in my favor...... All of the honorable fathers and parents out here keep fighting the good fight you may embarrassed at times but in the end the kids will always run into the arms of the ones who really has their backs in a great father not because I'm famous with money but because I am - that's my story and I'm sticking to it.... More truths coming soon....... Child custody family issues are the worst.......

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"All I wanna do is co/parent nothing else," offered Tyrese. "Please…. Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt…… I’ve only prayed that your heart heals and we live our lives separately and peacefully on behalf of our daughter……There’s someone out here for everybody – Norma I know you can see this, I’m sorry I got re-married, I’m sorry we didn’t work out I’m sorry you haven’t been able to find another man since we separated…… Sometimes you get married and have kids and things just don’t work out, but I have NEVER wished harm on you."

According to People, Tyrese's ex-wife has accused him of abusing their daughter, Shayla, who's 10 years old. It was this outburst that led to the filing of the restraining order, which specifies that the Fast & Furious actor is to stay 100 yards away from both ladies, including Norma’s home, with a hearing scheduled for October 2nd. Tyrese was barred from having visitation rights until that date.
As per the account in the court documents, Norma claims that her ex-husband abused their daughter on August 19th, alleging that he "pushed our daughter to the ground, pinned her face down, put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other." She goes on to specify that he struck Shayla "between 12 and 16 times," an experience that supposedly hurt their daughter so bad she was unable to sit afterwards. Norma also disclosed that he was known to "beat on the people he is in conflict with," adding that he had hit her "a number of times in the past including when I was pregnant with our daughter." There has been no public comments issued by Tyrese's representatives.