At the end of the day, she’s my friend. ~ Daniel “Booby” Gibson
Keyshia Cole fans have expressed on the urban blogosphere about how much they wanted her and estranged husband, Daniel Gibson, to reconcile after his infidelities.
Here’s a recap to get you up-to-speed: Last year, Gibson gave an interview to Rolling Out where he opened up about being responsible for the deterioration of his marriage to Cole.
When asked about whether or not it was his fault his marriage was crumbling, he stated:
I take that responsibility – I do.
I’m giving you the real answer because I feel like you’re never supposed to allow your marriage to fall apart. Whether it’s the blogs saying I cheated, or if I don’t like your attitude, at the end of the day, when you’re married to somebody, and you say “I do,” it says for better or for worse, and regardless of what comes in your relationship, you’re supposed to work through it. For example, even if you wanted to say that I cheated, you’re still supposed to figure out a way to make that work. So I’m not backing down from anything that people have to say about me, and I’m not taking the easy way out. But I am taking full responsibility for that not being my wife.
Now he was asked if he cheated or not, but his response at the time was “I won’t say that I didn’t cheat, but I will say that I cheated my wife out of a friend in a lot of situations where I was supposed to hold her down and I didn’t.”
That comment was in opposition to Cole’s firm belief about Gibson’s cheating when she was interviewed by “The Breakfast Club” the same year.
Whatever happened, Gibson has shown vocal maturity about his quest to keep his friendship with Cole in tact despite their marriage discrepancies. Now that’s how you do it fellas. We’ve got to start being more proactive about our love lives through responsibility right?
During a phone interview with S2S, Gibson revealed that he’s in a positive spacing with Cole. SN: The two haven’t divorced yet.
On re-establishing their friendship:
At the end of the day, she’s my friend. She’s somebody who, although we’ve been through a lot, she’s somebody who I consider a friend. [The other] night was a big night for her- it was the premiere of her show… So she asked if I wanted to come and I was like ‘Sure, I’ll be there to support you.’
We’re getting kind of close. We haven’t fell back into anything else, but definitely, the feelings are a little different these days.”
Last year, Cole made headlines after being a rumored love interest to YMCMB’s head honcho Birdman. She eventually got arrested for allegedly attacking one of his employees (Sabrina Mercadel) believing that Birdman and Mercadel had something going on.
Gibson also spoke about his thoughts concerning her outside dating during their brief separation:
We’ve been separated. I can’t have any control over who or what she does outside of me, because we both had our own thing going on. We were separated. Sometimes that’s how it goes, but at the end of the day, I always want what’s best for her and my son. That’s pretty much it when it comes to that.
I didn’t feel any type of way about [her relationship with Birdman]. It’s life. I’ve spoken about our situation before. I take full responsibility for a lot of the stuff that went on. It’s only right and natural that she would move forward with something else, she wouldn’t just sit and wait on me. I would never feel any type of way about it as long as she’s happy because I feel that she deserves that.”
The Pisces just turned 29 (Feb. 27) and debuted another of his talents with poetry. According to Eurweb, Gibson unveiled his poetry, sonnets and more to guests at his Beverly Hills home. For all of you zodiac readers, while Keyshia Cole is a Libra other signs such as Cancers, Scorpios and Capricorns are often highlighted as being better matches for the dreamer sign who call pull a disappearing act on you in a minute.
What’s great about Gibson is that he seems completely open to reconciliation. We all know that with any relationship, we can get a round two. That means this time, you have to purpose yourself not to fall back into old patterns because the word “progression” won’t seem worthwhile. There’s a reason why get instructed as to why “communication is key.” Raise your hand if you’re for this union cause dangit, we are.
In closing, there is a quote that says, “There person who loves least controls the relationship.” If things don’t work the first and you get a second chance, one of your key components to success is acknowledgment and continued effort. It’s never too late…well, unless they remarry or something. Never mind, just ask Jesus…
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