Yesterday Tyrese took to Instagram to congratulate his mother for staying clean and sober 11-years-straight.
Tyrese’s mom, Priscilla Murray Gibson, raised him in South L.A. The entertainer says that his mother was an alcoholic, who ruined his childhood.
“If there’s an award in heaven for forgiveness, having compassion towards those who have broke your heart and let you down over and over and over again…… I hope God doesn’t skip over me….. My mother is gonna pull up in 1 hour my heart is beating out of my chest she was an alcoholic for 27 years substance abuse KILLED my childhood I couldn’t wait to grow up and move out been living on my own since I was 17……. Today Oct 11th marks 11 years of my mothers sobriety she just got her 11th year chip…….. And this is how I decided to celebrate her and the victories God’s favor that he has extended over her life……….”
At first I was wondering If I’m the only one who noticed that there’s a lot of anger in Tyrese‘s words… He forgives his mother, and does right by her. But, he still feels the pain she caused him as a child. Deep!
Then as if on cue, Tyrese uploaded a video of himself, praying over his mother’s new home. (Cue empathy music.)
Tyrese cracks me up, with his ways… He’s a lil extra at times, but you can really feel the power in his message… Forgiveness is a beautiful thing.
Anyway, Congrats mama on staying sober and for raising a child who loves you no matter what.
Bonus: Isn’t this a lovely photo of Jennifer Hudson and Tyrese??? 😍