But most recently, in January 2010, he attended the opening gala of his studio with 24-year-old Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele, his rumored girlfriend.
Tyler has called Gelila a "special person" in his life in interview with Oprah, so naturally, engagement rumors followed.
"The greatest gift I'm being given right now is the opportunity to give the little boy in me everything I never had, so that's what I'm excited about," he shared.
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"They are so happy."Perry's been known to wear many hats in Hollywood, from director to actor and even producer, but now he's taking on the role of proud papa for the very first time."We're very excited about it, very excited," Perry told E!
News can confirm that the entertainment mogul's longtime girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, gave birth to their first child, a son named Aman, last Sunday."Everyone is doing great," a source tells us.
And I think the greater good of the path I'm on now is to teach people to learn to forgive and move on, in a way that's done through the healing power of humor."Just over a week ago news broke that Bekele is seven months pregnant and is expecting a boy.
Perry, who turned 45 last month, confirmed that he's an expectant father and inadvertently confirmed the child's sex during a recent interview with EXTRA."We're having a baby.
Christian Hollywood film producer Tyler Perry is facing criticism from his fans for not practicing the faith he preaches after he announced that he's expecting a child out of wedlock with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, a 28-year-old Ethiopian model.But he hasn't publicly commented on his sexual preference.Perry has been romantically linked to everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Janet Jackson to Tyra Banks.And if I had to guess, I’d assume that Bekele is not the mother of this child.But I’m sure there will be plenty of updates about this one.