Born as Emmitt Perry Jr. to Emmitt Perry Sr. and Willie Maxine Perry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 13th, 1969, popularly known as Tyler Perry, is an American actor, director, author, and playwright. His most notable work is the Madea character, a strong old woman.
Perry has earned a reputation in the entertainment industry for his incredible talent in filmmaking, producing, and scripting writing films and television shows/series. Even Forbes once mentioned him as the highest-earning dude in the industry. But despite his many achievements and immense success, very little is known about his love life and today, we will try to find in detail about his son and who the mother is.
Who is Tyler Perry’s Wife?
The answer to that is he doesn’t have a wife. Tyler Perry is not married and has never been married or engaged to anyone before.
However, it is reported that the multi-talented actor and director was in a long-term relationship with the stunning Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele. The couple dated for nearly 13 years and as of now, Perry is pretty much single.
Who is Gelila Bekele?
Gelila Bekele is the ex-girlfriend of Tyler Perry. She is a model by profession. However, Gelila did not start her modeling career as a young teen. As a matter of fact, she was found out by a modeling company when she was 19. At that time she was a first-year student attending the University of California Berkeley.
Aside from her modeling career, she is also an activist and does philanthropy work in her native country.
The couple dated for a very long time from 2007 and finally called it quits in 2020. Although the couple is no longer together, they are still good friends with each other and have no bad blood like most ex-couples.
How Did Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele Meet?
According to reports, the couple first met at Prince’s concert. The moment that Perry laid his eyes on the beautiful model, he couldn’t take his eyes off her. This is what we refer to as “love at first sight”. It was Perry who approached Gelila and immediately asked her out. She was single at that time and agreed to go on a date with him and the two started dating after their first outing.
Tyler Perry Relationship Status
Tyler Perry is currently single and is not dating anyone right now as per various reports.
Perry was rumored to be married to Gelila Bekele but the couple never got married though they were in a relationship for nearly 8 years. After his break with Gelila, Tyler was once again the subject of new rumors that he was dating actress Crystal Hayslett. But the rumor turned out to be fake and baseless.
Does Tyler Perry Have Kids?
Tyler Perry has a son from his previous relationship with ex-girlfriend Gelila Bekele. Their son’s name is Aman Tyler Perry, he was born on November 30, 2014. Aman’s godmother is none other than Oprah Winfrey. Perry and Winfrey share a very good relationship as friends and have always be very supportive of each other.