Daniel Gibson opens up about divorce from Keyshia Cole

Thu., Jun. 5, 2014 11:40 AM EDT
by DeWayne Rogers

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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.

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  • ShelbyMoore

    This article just started getting good. When will the rest up uploaded?

  • MellO

    He so damn fine!

  • Schrica

    I’m married and I have my up and downs as well being a young black female who’s husband is also younger then me as well and only been married for 2yrs and with a 2yr old as well and I think that its good and great to a certain point that you are taking the fall for your marriage ending but you can’t take all of the fault its somethings that she has done aswell marriage is a 50/50 relationship and being a young man at the time and taking credit now shows that you have grown over the years maybe yall should’ve have waited like I say I should have at times but time never waits for no one and at that time you thought you were ready but like you said those vows yall took yall should’ve tried to make it work but it didn’t and good your able to learn from your mistake that has happened and moved forward and grow from it and teach your son when he gets older. Keep God with you and you will go far.

    • me

      His infidelity has nothing to do with her. How can you lay that at her feet?

      • Guess

        I think you misunderstand. Her point is, it takes two to tango so if the marriage did not work, both of them contributed to it in some way, though he seems to be taking all the blame. It’s not surprising he did that because even on their show, he seemed to always break the ice first and apologize. My impression from the show was he is the jealous kind and knowing the industry his wife is in, and that’s she’s beautiful, it wasn’t lost on him that men admired his wife. He also comes from a stable home(his parents still married I believe) unlike his wife. So he may have expected her to perhaps bring her image more in tune with that of a wife and mother i.e. no skimpy clothes or random “love interests” kissing her in music videos, etc. He had a problem with one of he music videos, where the director suggested the “love interest” hold her / kiss her. On the other hand, his wife has been through a lot growing up and has a lot of pain which she hasn’t addressed. So she is not very trusting and lashes out which just comes from fear and pain. She also seemed conflicted with how to balance her new role as a wife and mother with her career demands. The bottom line is, when you are married, there are certain things you can no longer do, especially if your spouse has a problem with it. The other thing is respect which she didnt seem to have towards him or show it. I remember on their show when she was at a magazine or so giving an interview. Her husband was sitted a few feet from her behind the scenes. The interviewer asked her who was her best friend and she stated matter of factly she didn’t have one. Those are things that will hurt anyone, especially your spouse. When you disrespect your husband(or man), you do a lot of damage which is not immediately apparent. She needs to learn how to love and allow others to love her. Also they both need to get off social media and not air any more of their dirty laundry. Their son, DJ, is so adorable.

        • me

          I can see what you are saying and I understood what Schrica was saying. When I say infidelity, I mean the true meaning of the word. His infidelity, insecurity, and being disloyal was about him not her. He knows she is brutally honest, which he was not the best at dealing with(when she made the best friend comment).
          He knows she demands respect and loyalty(her sister and birth mother selling her out for a quick buck; her birth family not appreciating the platform she gave them to build their some type of success) which goes back to him.
          Keisha was the high profile of the two when the couple got together. I can give him kudos for being able to acknowledge that he was not ready, but his faults are not on her.

        • Adele

          I think EVERYTHING you stated is true. I divorced my husband, because he cheated and have been divorced for 3 years now, but once my ex husband and I looked back on our marriage, we BOTH saw things we BOTH did that contributed to the demise of the marriage. People who are choosing sides are doing so because of what they’ve seen or heard in the media, but the truth is, unless you are behind closed doors with the people, you really CANNOT know why the marriage broke up or who is to blame.

    • guest

      That is so true me and my sons daddy being together about 4year now married 3year now. Yes we have our up and down days to that how married work you know you just have to work together and keep God first you cannot go wrong with that. And keep people out of your business and out of your home business and always remember why yll get married in the first please with faith what do you have nothing right

  • Caligirl

    IJS they old have kept this interview, cause really he didn’t open p, and he’s being secretive about a lot of stuff! But, anyways it’s their own personal private business! Best of Luck to both of them!

    • ARG

      Whatever the situation maybe I pray they can get past it forgive one another and move forward. The media will destroy a person that’s not strong. Keisha has been through a lot she was looking to her husband, best friend for support. I don’t know her personall y but I know she is a down chick and that part about other men touching and kissing her that’s the nature of the business she’s in he knew that before he said I do. But I respect him that he can admit his wrongs it takes a real person to do so. If he cheated are not he has to answer for that. He admitted he was young and foolish. There’s a saying if a man doesn’t change between the ages twenty five and thirty five he will never change.

  • cutlerbay1

    Ladies, when a man say they grew apart, its because he was not being respected. No one is going to allow a person to keep on pushing them with their demands or attitude. When you are married you should respect the person you’re with and it’s a matter of give and take. It may be somethings you don’t like about your husband and there are somethings men don’t like about their wives, but they learn to overlook somethings, but at the end of the day, you must trust and respect each other.

  • michelle

    Daniel has a problem with being honest, for one! Daniel lied on IG about cheating on Keyshia and turned around on FB and admitted to cheating, I know this for a fact because he was IG going back and forth with me that he did not cheat, as well as his IG bouncers. I will never forget that Daniel. Now he’s on Rollout saying he did not cheat. Talk about ethic morals. The bottom line is Daniel has self-esteem issues that have not been discovered nor addressed. He could not believe that Keyshia gave him the time a day for one and this caused him to feel like he was somebody and at the same time he lacks the mentality to elevate his maturity to greater heights due to not being disciplined. Not all celebrities have the endurance to go from 0-100, and this sucka truly is an example. Look how he hangs in clubs, looking for someone to make him feel like he is relevant, which makes him irrelevant, or how he is always posting selfies like a damn girl, this is so the girls can for sure him of how he looks. Daniel is not a bad person, just a confused person. EVERYONE knows Keyshia’s story so there really is not much to say about her because just as we know he knew it as well. Daniel needs validation to feel complete. I call this “If you couldn’t take the heat, you should have stayed your young wanna be thug behind out of the kitchen”.. HE WASN’T READYYYYYY!

    • Big Tim

      Typical blaming the man for everything, so Keshia did nothing wrong? LOL!!!!!! This is typical of why there are so many single mothers out there these days. Lots of Narcissistic females out there. Yes I said females because you are not women. Women don’t blame others, they take ownership of their part in a breakdown of a marriage or relationship. Females blame others only.

      • Michelle Render

        Like I stated “Daniel has a problem with being honest, for one! Daniel lied on IG about cheating on Keyshia and turned around on FB and admitted to cheating, I know this for a fact”. Now as for you Tim, who are you? If you do not possess a degree in marriage counseling then I don’t see the purpose of you replying to me. Do not reply to me with that immature cop out foolery. Daniel lied and cheated, bottom line. If he (or anyone else) was not happy in his marriage his option (as a man) should have been to leave, divorce or whatever. I also stated that EVERYONE is aware of Keyshia’s history and Daniel knew it as well, so therefore he has no excuse or explanation based on Keyshia’s behalf. Daniel is manipulative as well….the interview is proof! If Keyshia would have stated that she cheated…..I would have voiced my opinion about her as well. So miss me with that “blaming the man bs”. If your ace would have cheated (if married) I would have said the same about you. Men and women need to grow up and walk away when they are not happy. I did….and I’m a woman. #Cowardsneednotapply (male or female).

        • Big Tim

          lLOL!!!!!! Thanks for proving my point, typical female blaming the man for everything. I’ll reply to you however and whenever I want. You don’t like what I type easy to ignore me. Also Keyshia’s history automatically gives her a pass. Stop making excuses for her, the breakdown of the marriage is on both of them. I bet you don’t have a degree in marriage counseling either. I love the insults coming back, shows how shortsighted you are as a female.

          • Michelle Render

            It’s not about me….it’s about Daniel committing adultery. Let’s stick to the issue because it is obvious your justifying his actions. I don’t care what the issue may be. The bottom line is there is no excuse for cheating.

          • Big Tim

            Typical putting it on the man again, when did I say Daniel was not at fault? Wow reading comprehension would help you a lot, lol. Bottom line is Keyshia did not take care of her business in the bedroom apparently, also tried to emasculate her man. I see this a lot in African American Females, you might try supporting your man, then he might not think about cheating. Nowhere in that statement did I see him admit to cheating sexually on her. You might read the article again.

          • Michelle Render

            I am not the type to speak from he said she said gossip. You know, like something that Keysh or D did not admit to (speculation, assuming). The fact remains that he/you should have been the bigger person and left….if he/you was that miserable. The moral of the story is he/you was dishonest and unfaithful, period!

          • Big Tim

            LOL!!!!!!!!!

          • te36617

            Your stupid

          • michelle

            That’s a good word for it!

          • angie

            There is no excuse for infidelity in a marriage period!
            Man or women! And fooling with strippers! Please! You
            Should have least some respect for the other person
            You married to better than that….self worth is important
            to one’s own value! I dont who or what anyone’s attitude
            Is!!!!! Cheating is a choice, and if your not ready or
            willing to be totally committed to someone,then you
            should stay simgle!!!! We need to quit making excuses
            for some men who childish behavior and imaturity level
            makes them.feel its ok to cheat in a MARRIAGE when
            Shit ant going perfect! Im here to tell you as a spouse
            of a cheater i know first hand the pain and humiliation
            and semse of betrayal one feels when a spouse totally
            disrespects the marriage and decides to cheats! It has
            Nothing to do with a man or woman, but the person
            themselves! Good for keisha that she made him own
            his betrayal of trust!!!!

          • Big Tim

            Who said it was okay? I said nothing in the article says he cheated on her sexually, wow you folks need to learn reading comprehension, LOL!!!! Also she’s just as much at fault as he is. Try respecting your mate and he won’t go cheating. This is a man telling you the real not pretend, you don’t like those facts that’s on you. Take care of your man period.

          • michelle

            EXACTLY!

  • Traci404

    Get OFF social meidia.
    Reality TV shows and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    IF you have to have a presence for marketing, and you are a celebrity, do no do it yourself. Hire a company to do it.

  • MrsBerry

    Keisha should work it out if it can be fixed then fix it!!!!!

  • Black Beaut

    I think they should work it out get out of the lime light for a while and put God first and he will do the rest . It was so sad to heard of this be I seen you all as one of the down to earth couples work it out God Bless you Both do it for the child and not people and press

  • china

    Butt no matter what happened you’ll should have tried to works it out I no its hope but what is a relationship without no problems it seems to me that someone haven’t been satisfied but just like i said the door should have stayed open a little while longer. But on the other side of the rope we don’t know anything because we not going to no every thing.

  • china

    And again i left out some things ur not trying to work Daniel because if you we’re it would have never happened with the divorce but don’t take that end because it’s something you’ll but both of you’ll should have work out. Button again everything happens for a reason

  • michelle

    Now there it is. Keyshia put it out there…he cheated on several occasions before she gave him his walking papers. Daniel is a manipulative joke. He has the nerves to say he’s a Christian? Smh, I can’t with this boy. Contradictions, quoting scripture? Forgive him lord for he not know what he do. Perfect example of self will run riot….



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