Tyrese has had his fair amount of problems of late, not least of all an ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson.

But after posting a confessional video last week where he hinted that he needed a little help from his celebrity friends, it appears that Tyrese's luck may have come back in.

In an Instagram post yesterday, Tyrese revealed that his mate Will Smith - the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air - and wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have given Tyrese an eyewatering $5 million to help cover his court costs. That's a casual sum to just pull out of your pocket and give to a pal. Lucky for some, eh?

"My wife kept the news away from me cause I've been on with lawyers all day but our family and our sister Jada-Pinkett Smith and my brother Will Smith just sent us 5 million dollars to help keep us afloat," Tyrese wrote in a caption to a photo of him laughing with Will Smith.

"You guys asked me to get off and stay off the Internet now that my daughter's legal fees will be paid!"

Last Wednesday, Tyrese had posted an emotional video in which he revealed his frustration about several issues related to his legal battle with Gibson.

Tyrese is currently fighting for Gibson to drop a restraining order which has prevented him from seeing their daughter, Shayla, for two months.

In the video, Tyrese touched upon his need for his wealthy friends to help him out, leading to the Smith family's intervention.

Credit: Tyrese Gibson/Instagram

"There ain't nobody showing up for me," Tyrese said in the video. "I've got all these millionaire friends, I've got billionaire friends. I've been there for you, why is nobody there for me

While Tyrese didn't explain exactly what kind of help he needed, it was obvious to all those watching that he was talking about his financial problems.

One reason the Fast and Furious actor is struggling for money lately is because he is finding acting roles hard to come by. Last week he suggested that this is in part due to his wife's comments about him.

"She wakes up and decides on 11 September, this is what I feel like saying about Tyrese," he claimed at the end of the video. "Nobody wants to hire me, Norma. Congratulations."

Luckily for Tyrese, it seems that two of his high-flying friends were listening to his plea.

Well, they do say that if you don't ask then you don't get. Maybe I should tweet Alan Sugar to see if he can spare any dosh.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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