Tyrese has plenty to celebrate this week! The dreamy crooner’s new album Black Rose debuted on top of the Billboard charts, marking his very first top-selling release in his 20-year music career. (Yes!) To celebrate, we’re indulging in all of this hot chocolate!
If you think Tyrese looks great in photos, you already knw how much more fun it is to watch him on the big screen. Tyrese has become the go-to guy for blockbuster action flicks. (Including starring roles in Fast Five and the Transformers franchise)
Fans first fell in love with then-model Tyrese in 1994 when he flashed this perfect smile in a Coca-Cola commercial that instantly launched his acting career.
That being said, even when Tyrese isn’t smiling he’s still oh-so sexy.
His 12-pack abs and bulging biceps make the ladies swoon on and off screen.
When he walks the red-carpet Tyrese always keeps his cool and a close eye on his loyal fans.
Be sure to add “author” to Tyrese’s list of accomplishments. He has authored two books, How To Get Out Of Your Own Way and Manology, which he co-wrote with Rev Run.
Tyrese’s signature close-cut has always been a huge hit with the ladies.
Tyrese grew up in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles where his single mom took care of him and his three older siblings. All of which likely helped him get into character for his breakout role as Jody, the spoiled son of a single mother living in California in Baby Boy.
Tyrese is often quoted singing his daughter Shayla’s praises. He’s called her the “love of his life” many times and paparazzi frequently catch him out and about on play dates with her.
One thing you won’t ever catch Tyrese doing is having a drink at the bar. He doesn’t drink because growing up his mother was an alcoholic and he vowed to be nothing like her.
In his book Tyrese writes about the importance of keeping the right people around you, and if there aren’t any around he says it’s okay to stand alone.
Tyrese’s smile is even better up close and personal.
If you’re looking for a spiritual brother, Tyrese has that covered too. “God is my source, my clarity” he once said in aninterview. “God has blessed me to see things that I could never see with my own eyes.”
Nobody makes romantic love ballads quite like this guy. Tyrese’s biggest hits to-date are “Sweet Lady” and “How You Gonna Act Like That”, both of which will always be favorites with the ladies.
Unless he’s getting into character a suit and tie are always Tyrese’s top choice for interviews and red carpet appearances.
Although he may be donning a fancy suit, when you meet Tyrese his down to earth warmth is hard to deny.
Capricorns are known to be hard-working and realistic, so we weren’t surprised to learn that down-to-earth workaholic Tyrese was born on December 30th.
Tyrese, shown here in character as Master Sergent Robert Epps in Transformers, is a master at playing the sexy hero.
Tyrese founded 2000 Watts an organization created o help support inner city children in need.
Tyrese works so hard because he knows he has his work cut out for him in Hollywood. “A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box,” he once said. “They’re up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about. It’s easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films.”
Tyrese loves his shades, and you know what? We love him in ’em!
“Music is always my first love,” Tyrese once said. “I love what I do as an actor, but music has always got my heart. At the end of the day, acting is just that—acting.”
Tyrese has come a long way from his humble beginnings. In his book “How to Get Out of Your Own Way,” he encourages readers to follow their dreams and become the best version of themselves. He uses true accounts from his own life to lead by example and show that failure can happen to everyone.
It’s not hard to tell why Tyrese’s modeling career has been successful. Exhibit A: This late 90s photos!