Tyrese Gibson says Will and Jada Smith gave him $5 million to keep him 'afloat' during a bitter custody battle

  • "Fast and the Furious" star Tyrese Gibson thanked Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith for giving him $5 million, in an Instagram post.
  • Gibson said that the money is helping keep him "afloat," and that now his "daughter's legal fees will be paid." 
  • Gibson is in the midst of a heated custody battle with his ex-wife.

Tyrese Gibson thanked Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith for giving him $5 million, in an Instagram post Monday.

Gibson said the couple sent him the money to help keep him "afloat," and that they told him to "get off and stay off the Internet" now that his "daughter's legal fees will be paid." 

Gibson has been in the midst of a heated, ongoing custody with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson, according to People.

Last Wednesday, Gibson shared a video on Facebook pleading with Mitchell Gibson not to keep his daughter from him.

In his video, the "Fast and the Furious" star also brought up his financial woes saying, “I’m at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?”

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Actor and singer-songwriter Tyrese Gibson attends 'The Fate Of The Furious' New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: (L-R) Actors Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel and Ludacris attend 'The Fate Of The Furious' New York premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Tyrese Gibson promotes the film 'The Fate of the Furious' at Apple Store Soho on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: Tyrese Gibson attends 'The Fate Of The Furious' Atlanta Screening at SCAD Show on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 29: (L-R) Actors Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron and singer Tyrese Gibson at CinemaCon 2017 Universal Pictures Invites You to a Special Presentation Featuring Footage from its Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on March 29, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Tyrese Gibson attends the Essence 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 16: Actor/singer Tyrese Gibson speaks onstage at 2017 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 16, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed and recording artist Tyrese Gibson attend UNCF 2016 Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball at Atlanta Marriott Marquis on December 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 09: Tyrese Gibson attends 'The Worthy' red carpet during day three of the 13th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 9, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 07: Tyrese Gibson attends the Opening Night Gala during day one of the 13th annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 7, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 26: Tyrese Gibson, Keri Hilson and Usher Raymod attend 'Almost Christmas' Atlanta screening at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station Stadium 16 on October 26, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Tyrese Gibson attends screening of National Geographic Channel's 'Before The Flood' at Bing Theater At LACMA on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 08: Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson and singer Slim of 112 perform onstage during Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at Philips Arena on September 8, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 24: Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson speaks on stage at Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Academy Keynote Session And Scholarship Program at Intercontinental Buckhead on July 24, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Coca Cola)
WATER MILL, NY - JULY 16: Russell Simmons and Tyrese Gibson attend Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Hosts Art For Life Benefit at Fairview Farms on July 16, 2016 in Water Mill, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Chairman and CEO of BET Networks Debra L Lee (L) and actor Tyrese Gibson attends the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty Images for BET)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JUNE 25: Actor Tyrese Gibson attends the 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest on June 25, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Getty Images )
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 09: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. MTV Movie Awards airs April 10, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT. (Photo by Frederick Brown/MTV1415/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Actor/Singer Tyrese Gibson (L) and Shayla Somer Gibson walk the WE Carpet at We Day California 2016 at The Forum on April 7, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
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According to court documents obtained by People in September, full custody of Shayla was temporarily granted to Mitchell Gibson, and Gibson was ordered to say 100 yards away from both his ex-wife, his daughter, and his ex-wife's home.

Mitchell Gibson alleged that on August 19, Gibson "pinned" Shayla's face down, "put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other,” People reported.

Last week, Gibson also said that he had been upset with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's spinoff "Fast and The Furious" film with Jason Statham, as it would delay the next release in the main franchise by a year, which would hurt him financially. But it seems that Gibson has put his feud with Johnson to bed, after having a "real heart to heart" with one of Johnson's close associates.

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Jada Pinkett Smith arrives ahead of a VIP screening of GIRLS TRIP at Event Cinemas George Street on August 30, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
AUGUST 29, 2017: SYDNEY, NSW - (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith poses during a photo shoot in Sydney, New South Wales. (Photo by Tim Hunter/Newspix/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Jada Pinkett Smith seen at the ITV Studios on July 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by HGL/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Jada Pinkett Smith attends a special screening of Girls Trip at the Soho Hotel on July 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Jada Pinkett Smith seen at Capital Radio Studios promoting new movie 'Girls Trip' on July 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Jada Pinkett Smith -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is seen outside 'Good Morning America' on July 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Jada Pinkett Smith during Hoda Kotb Hosts A Leading Ladies Event With Jada Pinkett Smith For SiriusXM Today Show Radio at SiriusXM Studios on July 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0706 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith with Host Jimmy Fallon arriving to play 'Catchphrase' on July 18, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Actresses Jada Pinkett Smith (L) and Regina Hall visit the Build Series to discuss the movie 'Girls Trip' at Build Studio on July 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the premiere of 'Girls Trip' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on July 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 11: Jada Pinkett Smith attends 'Girls Trip' Atlanta Screening at SCADshow on July 11, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 01: Jada Pinkett Smith, left, Queen Latifah from the movie Girls Trips speak during the Essence Music Festival at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 1, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images for Universal)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 30: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith at 'Girls Trip' New Orleans screening at Theatres at Canal Place on June 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street on June 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith speak onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images )
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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith poses for a portrait at Music City Convention Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images Portrait)
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