Fast and Furious series fame Tyrese Gibson is famous in the entertainment industry. The actor is more popular among fans of his on-screen name Roman Pearce. The actor has been associated with the FnF franchise from 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious and went on work in it till its latest release F9 in 2021. The actor had also worked in numerous other action flicks including Transformers, and Death Race, and was also seen in Sony’s Spiderman spinoff Morbius.
Fast and Furious franchise star Tyrese Gibson and the late Paul Walker shared a strong friendship in real life. The actors first worked together in the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. The duo was best of friends for a long period of a decade. Gibson was deeply saddened by the sudden demise of his buddy and co-actor, Paul Walker in 2013.
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How did Tyrese Gibson and Paul Walker become best buddies?
In an interview with The Morning Hustle, Tyrese Gibson opened up about the time, when he and Paul Walker were going to start working together. The actor shared they had started hanging together when they learned that will be working together in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Gibson shared that he and Walker were unknowingly sleeping with the same woman when they were shooting for the film. The actor went on to reveal that the woman was Eva Mendez’s stunt double Cindy Leon.
Transformers star said,
“She’s a beautiful girl, and me and Paul were sm***ing the same girl on the set of 2 Fast 2 Furious and didn’t even know it … It was Eva Mendez’s stunt double, and we were both just complimenting this girl every day and for whatever reason we just didn’t say we were both sm***ing the same girl.”
“And then we told each other. He was like, ‘Yeah?’ I was like, ‘Yeah…’ and then her goofy ass just recently did an interview letting the world know, but it gets even worse with her.”
On being asked if they stopped seeing her after his talk with the late actor. Gibson casually replied,
“I don’t think we stopped.”
The actor had shared that the incident with Leon led to them becoming best friends.
Eva Mendez’s stunt double Cindy Leon, mentioned in detail, her hook-up with the two actors from the Fast and Furious franchise. She shared in the interview with In Touch Weekly,
“In the bedroom, Tyrese was sexy and freaky, while Paul was sweet and loving,”
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Tyrese Gibson’s girlfriend Zelie Timothy confesses being attracted to Paul Walker
In an Instagram live by Gibson and Zelie Timothy, the diva shared that she was attracted to Walker first. She said,
“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.”
Tyrese Gibson responded, telling her to stay away from him as he created some distance between them. Timothy teased Gibson, saying that he was kind of old and she only likes his smile. She added that his personality is okay.
The System actor was upset with Timothy and turned off the live session.
For the unversed, Paul Walker unexpectedly passed away in 2013, following the crash of his Porsche at 100 miles per hour. The car burst into flames, and he was pronounced dead on the spot due to severe burns.
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