Marriage is hard work and anyone who’s said “I Do” before knows that it takes two very willing people to keep it together. That means compromising when you want to be selfish, loyalty without hesitation (cue Chris Brown) and commitment on every level.
Keyshia Cole and Daniel “Booby” Gibson’s marriage fell apart after rumors began swirling that the NBA player had an affair with a stripper and if you’ve listened to any of Keyshia’s new music, it’s safe to assume that infidelity was a factor in the demise of their union.
It wasn’t until an interview last month that Keyshia revealed that she and Daniel are co-parenting. Daniel, who’s been quiet about their predicament, opened up to RollingOut Magazine about the breakup and took responsibility for their downfall. “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,” he revealed. “I cheated my wife out of a lot of different things.” “I take that responsibility — I do,” he added.
Daniel and Keyshia are cordial. He posted this touching message on his Instagram on Mother’s Day and it appeared that he was trying to get back in Keyshia’s good graces, but the couple don’t seem like they’re getting back together.
“I think that life happened. In certain situations, you are a match made in heaven. But at the same time, nothing is perfect — and nobody is perfect,” he explained. “Then in some situations, you aren’t going to be as perfect as some people expect you to be. What happened with me and her was that our relationship was out there for everyone to see. So whenever we were going through our problems, it became public and everyone saw the ups and downs. With us, I think it was just a matter of us growing apart over time. I can’t say that there was one thing that broke us up, but what I can say as a man; when you are in a relationship, and you say those vows, I take full responsibility for everything that didn’t go right.”
It was a photo with a stripper that sparked the public’s infatuation with the status of their relationship.
Booby didn’t shy away from the topic. “As far as the whole stripper thing goes, of course I went to the strip club and had a picture taken of me with a stripper. But what I’ve been trying to figure out when I hear people gossiping and talking is, since when do two pictures constitute a relationship?,” he said. “It only happens that way when the media tries to paint a picture that this is what happened to our relationship. And what I will say about my wife is that she’s really into the social media world. So when stories like this start floating around, and she feels the need to get involved with it, it makes it seem more true than it really is. But that didn’t really have anything to do with us being separated, because when you think about it, we were actually already separated before all of that came out.”
The question still remained, did he cheat? “I feel like when we got together, I thought I was a man, and I thought I had it all figured out but I didn’t. I think I was like 23 when we met, and so a lot of mistakes that you shouldn’t make as a man in a relationship with your wife, I made. So you can go down the line — I probably made every mistake. The difference between me then and me now is that back then, I probably would have tried to sit here and make an excuse like, “oh it was because of her attitude, and it made me go out and cheat on her.” No, that’s a sucker move — that’s for a coward to say. So I‘m sitting here telling you that regardless of what she did, I married her. I loved her. And none of that other stuff should have happened. We’re supposed to still be together doing it right.”
So there you have it. Well Booby’s side at least. And if we know men like we think we know men, there’s ALWAYS more to the story! We’re sure we’ll hear about it on Keyshia’s forthcoming album. Just wait on it.
Read the full interview, here.