Tyrese Gibson’s girlfriend Zelie Timothy admits she was initially ‘more interested’ in Paul Walker
Tyrese Gibson’s girlfriend Zelie Timothy has admitted that she was ‘more interested’ in Paul Walker.
The influencer, 27, declared on an Instagram live that Tyrese’s late Fast & Furious co-star, Paul was more her type.
Paul, 40, and his friend Roger Rodas, 38, died on November 30, 2013 when Roger lost control of the Porsche Carrera GT they were in and crashed into a tree.
Zelie told her 571k followers: ‘My type was actually Paul Walker. Rest in peace. But [Tyrese] wasn’t my type at all. And my type is not ‘white’. I’m just saying I was more interested in Paul.
‘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.’
Honest: Tyrese Gibson’s girlfriend Zelie Timothy has admitted that she was ‘more interested’ in Paul Walker
‘I was more interested in Paul’: The influencer, 27, declared on an Instagram live that Tyrese’s late Fast & Furious co-star, Paul was more her type
Tyrese then jumped in and said: ‘This went really bad. This just went really bad really fast. I’m getting off Live. So you wanted the homie; you didn’t want me?’
He added: ‘You said I’m old.’
And the model and influencer replied: ‘I never said I wanted the homie, I just said he was cuter.
‘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.’
The couple first went public with their romance in March 2021 after his divorce from Samantha Lee.
At the start of the month, the couple celebrated their two year anniversary.
He shared a screenshot of his loved-up lock screen photo and wrote: ‘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 it’s never easy to get in a relationship with someone as they are fresh out of another situation.
‘She was fresh out of something, and I was too… Most found themselves thinking you were a bandaid… You are… THE SEXIEST chocolate bandaid ever…. 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!’
Anniversary: He shared a screenshot of his loved-up lock screen photo and wrote: ‘Happy Anniversary to a true God send… I love you and appreciate you….’
Still going strong: The couple first went public with their romance in March 2021 after his divorce from Samantha Lee
In July 2022, Tyrese took to Instagram with a series of impassioned posts following the breakup with his on–off girlfriend.
In one of his lengthy captions the Fast and Furious actor wrote: ‘I am single now and I want everyone to DM have fun with @zelietimothy.’
It started with a bizarre 16-second video of a small deer wrapped in a snake’s hold.
The musician wrote, ‘Stop trying to convince me that your daughter is not a SNAKE. I just want to be released from this strong devilish allure the sexual seduction of a masterful manipulator who knows how to [ convince everyone that she’s not mean of there to KILL YOU ].’
The strange post continued, ‘Please God RELEASE ME – RELEASE ME FROM YOUR POISON RELEASE FROM YIUR STRONG HOLD RELEASE ME I BELONG TO THE KINGDOM……. I have SO MUCH MORE WORK TO DO.’
The California-bred music artist then declared that he wants to ‘get married and settle down,’ adding that he would like to ‘really really NEST and embrace the COMFORTS of this FAMILY AND MARRIED LIFE.’
The once-hitmaker continued, ‘I want to stay home and be the hard working family man that I am.’
Amid the series of posts, Zelie also took to Instagram to indirectly address her ex’s rant.
Splitsville: The musician appeared on social media with a series of posts declaring himself a single man
Taking to the app’s Stories feature she wrote for her 530,000 followers to see, ‘Your acting off emotions and NOT facts!
‘Hurt people hurt people and I’m the wrong one to hurt!’
It isn’t the first time the couple has called it quits. In September 2021, Hot97 reported that the pair had broken up.
At the time, Gibson appeared online to post, ‘We had so much potential. We really did. I wish you well, ending on a goo; endings a good thing….. [ link in the bio ] I will forever love you @zelietimothy cheers to you!!’