Gelila is Tyler’s longtime girlfriend and the mother of his toddler son, Aman.No one has seen the child since he was born in 2014, and no one saw Gelila pregnant.What throws everyone off about the photo — besides the fact that no one knew Tyler was married — is Gelila strong trans attributes.
The actor-writer-director and the model-activist have been linked for about five years, according to that website."I had never thrown myself a birthday party, so for my 45th I wanted to do something special," Perry said Monday on Facebook, posting a photo from inside a tent where guests had enjoyed a two-hour concert.Jennifer Holliday, Desiree Coleman Jackson, Tevin Campbell, Ledisi, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Mary Mary, Le Ann Rimes, Yolanda Adams and Rachelle Ferrell performed, and Stevie Wonder spent some time "at the piano in my living room ...With rappers and R&B singers tumbling out of the closet daily, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Gelila was trans.We’ve got the scoop on Tyler Perry’s upcoming appearance on “The Real.” Perry, who wears many hats, from producer to director to actor, revealed what it is like to take on the role of new dad. And I’m able to give him all the love and all the things that I never had. It’s amazing." Aman has two very famous godmothers: Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson! He teased “not bad,” adding, “Cicely Tyson is his godmother, too, so I have to say that or she’ll get me.The same year that the couple got together, Perry's mother Willie Maxine Perry died at the age of 64.
Perry resides in Atlanta, where he runs his film and TV studios.
Three years ago, Tyler Perry received a call from girlfriend Gelila Bekele that would change both of their lives forever.
“I get a Face Time call and she’s holding up the pregnancy stick,”he tells PEOPLE’s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview (streaming now on People TV).
Tyler Perry is not reported to be married, but he does have a longtime relationship with model Gelila Bekele.
The couple has been together since 2009 and have one child together, a son named Aman.
For more information on Perry's relationship with Bekele, as well as background on Bekele in general, click through our gallery of her best Instagram pics.