Words and Images by DeWayne Rogers
Styled by Kris Cole
Grooming by Ella Mokamba
Daniel Gibson is at a crossroad. He knows it. And so does the rest of the world.
So pivotal are his next steps that they could affect everything: his marriage, his family, even his redemption. But let’s take it back a few months.
When the rumors began to circulate that there was possible trouble brewing in the marriage between Gibson and R&B songstress Keyshia Cole, not a word was uttered by Gibson nor his camp. At the time, his silence was viewed as an indication that he was above the fray and wouldn’t be responding to every little rumor floating around on the Internet. After all, it was nothing more than a little rumor, right?
But in March, those rumors crystallized into something so much more as Cole took to the airwaves and substantiated the hearsay. She and Gibson were officially no more.
However, it didn’t stop there.
According to Cole, not only were they no longer a couple, but she also faced the worst betrayal possible: Gibson had turned his back on his vows and cheated. If that weren’t enough, the alleged misdeeds were said to have happened in her own house … and in her own bed.
The blogosphere went into a frenzy.
Did Gibson really cheat on Cole? Was it with a stripper? Did Cole’s perceived attitude push him to cheat?
There were so many questions, and the only one who was talking was Cole … that is, until now. After months of contemplation, Gibson has stepped out of the shadows to face those tough questions that have seemingly gone unanswered. In the moments leading up to the following interview, Gibson appeared to be at ease — as if he had long awaited this moment — the moment when he could set the record straight.