Media and entertainment mogul, Tyler is expecting his first child with his Ethiopian model girlfriend Gelila Bekele. Perry is 45 while Gelila is 28 and the couple has been in an on and off relationship for about five years now.
Tyler Perry confirmed the rumour that a baby is on the way over the weekend while being questioned by reporters at the New York Film Festival. Perry answered reporters questions by confirming he was actually expecting a baby with his model girlfriend.
“We’re good. Very happy. She’s excited, I’m excited so we’re very happy,” Tyler Perry told journalists.
During an interview with Steve Harvey last year, Perry expressed his need to become a father saying, “I know I would be a great father. I don’t want to work this hard. I don’t want to have all of this and not leave it to my children.”
While Perry talked about being a father during the interview, he also felt it would be difficult to do so as his schedules were very tight at the time.
“As hard as I’m working — doing 20 hours a day — now is not the time,” Perry told Harvey.