Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson is again in the spotlight after a shocking revelation by his girlfriend, Zelie Timothy, wanting to be with another cast member from Fast and Furious before they started dating. The American actor and his model girlfriend surfaced in a video that showed Zelie talking about her crush on Tyrese’s best friend, Paul Walker, who died in 2013.
In the video, Zeile, who was playfully touching her partner’s head, told the world that Tyrese was never her first option. “He wasn’t my type at all. My type was actually Paul Walker; rest in peace,” Zelie said and started laughing. While clarifying that her type was not “white,” she added that she was only “more interested in Paul.”
Flabbergasted and seemingly hurt by the response she gave, Tyrese told his laughing girlfriend to stop touching him.
The couple has been dating for over two years and went public with their relationship in March 2021, when they were seen in Atlanta at the NBA All-Star Game together. Tyrese had shared with People that he made the first move on Zelie by sending her a DM, and the two kicked it off from there, messaging and talking on the phone.
At the time, Tyrese said that he was shocked by her “sweetness” and her “soft-spoken” energy. As it turns out, Zelie still had more surprises up her sleeve, but Tyrese was not fond of the Paul Walker surprise.
Watch the video of Tyrese and Zelie below: