Pin Why we love Tyrese: Pin He came from little and accomplished a lot Pin Talk about humble beginnings: Tyrese grew up as the youngest of four kids in a single-parent household, and he got his big break in a super-normal way: When he saw a sign posted in his high school saying Coca-Cola was looking for an African-American male, age , for a commercial, he hopped on the bus to get to the audition — and landed the part. The commercial, which features a headphones-wearing Tyrese singing his heart out on a bus ironic!
Watch the commercial here. How adorable is this guy, with his sweet smile and golden pipes? Since then, he's put out five albums and garnered two Grammy nominations. Tyrese, you can sing to us anytime! Pin He's a triple threat and then some Pin Post-Coke commerical, the world knew Tyrese could sing, and he released his self-titled debut album in Soon after, he scored roles in some of our favorite '90s sitcoms: Cooper, Moesha, and Martin, to name a few.
After that, the big screen was the norm for Tyrese, with parts in films like 2 Fast 2 Furious and Transformers. Seriously, is there anything this guy can't do?
And do really, really well? And from what Tyrese says, he won't be slowing down anytime soon. It's like, there's another level to this thing and people like Will Smith and Denzel and Rev Run and … and like I got a few billion-dollar friends and multi-billion friends … these people have really messed up from showing me this life and lifestyle because I know that there's a-whole-nother level of playing field out there that I can get to.
Pin He's genuine Pin Whether he's sharing advice with Men's Health readers about how to improve their lives, or talking about how much he misses Megan Fox as a part of the Transformers franchise, a certain earnestness radiates from Tyrese. His super-honest Twitter account, which he leaves raw and unedited: Here's one recent tweet from this smooth-skinned hottie: As I tweet everyday I'm giving you my best!!!
Tyrese has a daughter, Shayla Iylana, from his short-lived marriage to Norma Mitchell. He has previously been linked with actress Sanaa Lathan, but most recently, the National Enquirer reported that Tyrese was dating Whitney Houston. He adamantly denied it on Twitter. We love Whitney, but we're glad this multi-talented hottie is still on the market! Check out this Coca-Cola commercial from featuring a young Tyrese Gibson.