Tyrese has won his latest child support battle with ex-wife Norma Gibson.
The Fate of the Furious star has been told he will not have to foot the bill for childcare costs for 11-year-old Shayla when his former partner is running “non-work errands” or is busy doing things to “run the household,” TMZ reports.
However, Tyrese didn’t get everything he asked for, as the law regarding child support reimbursement “does not limit the type of employment” Norma may pursue, so she can still ask him to repay any money she spends on babysitters while “developing her life coaching business, working on her book, and pursuing her art,” so long as “the art is done as business.”
The 39-year-old actor had demanded that Norma keep an itemized list of her expenses and how she spends her time, and though the court didn’t order her to do so, they made a recommendation that she “maintain a diary of time spent on work.”
The ruling comes after it was previously revealed that Norma, who split from Tyrese in 2009 after two years of marriage, had claimed she needed seven hours of childcare one day in August because she was busy “living life.”
She further explained: “I am working. I am working on my book. I am working on my life. I am running errands at home.”
The Transformers actor and his team insist Norma simply feels no obligation to find a job or contribute financially to raising Shayla because Tyrese is rich and able to cover all the costs.