Tyler Perry wears many hats, from being an actor to producer to a comedian but being gay is not one of them. The rumors of him being gay surfaced on the entertainment mogul’s 45th birthday where Perry reportedly told a friend of his that he was gay and was expecting his first child with a mystery boyfriend.
The party took place at Tyler Perry’s home itself in Hollywood and a guest at the party later shared details with gossip outlet Media Take Out. Well, there is a lot more about the actor, let's discuss it in detail. Just stay with us.
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Is Tyler a Gay?
According to the Outlet, Tyler announced that he was about to be a father. The source explained,
Everyone clapped when they heard the news.
But then the BIG surprise. You see, the woman who is carrying his child, 31-year-old Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele was at the event – WITH HER BOYFRIEND. So it was CLEAR AS HECK that the pregnancy is the result of an ARRANGEMENT.
Caption: Tyler Perry and girlfriend Gelila Bekele
Later more rumors emerged accusing the multi-talented actor to be hiding inside the closet for a long time and he was said to be afraid to come out because of his religion, but they were nothing but false rumors. And it's not that someone’s sexuality should matter especially in this day and age.
Tyler Perry is dating Ethiopian model, humanitarian and social activist Gelila Bekele. They have been dating since 2009 and all the rumors of Perry being gay can now be put to rest. The couple is not married but the couple may have plans to tie the knot in coming days.
The couple even has a son together named Aman Tyler Perry. He was born on November 30, 2014. Tyler Perry has spoken about his son with his partner Gelila Bekele and has said.
All the clichés are real. He really has changed my life. He’s so beautiful and strong and amazing. And he’s a healer for me, cause I look at him and see myself as a little boy. And I’m able to give him all the love and all the things that I never had. It’s really amazing. It’s amazing.
Caption: Tyler and girlfriend Gelila with Oprah Winfrey
The little fellow is a lucky kid since his godparents are Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson. In an interview on the show, The Real Daytime, Perry was asked about Oprah being little Aman’s godparents and he jokingly said, “Not Bad.” And also he added quickly,
Cicely Tyson is his godmother too so I have to say that or she’ll get me. We’ve got great godparents.
During the same interview, Perry also revealed the best advice the queen of advice Oprah has given him.
I think the best advice she’s given me is about just living in the moment. Just be present in what is going on in your life. For me, I just want to make sure that I’m enjoying it as much as I can. And that’s what is so important, you have to enjoy it. If you spend your time wondering and complaining about this and why this isn’t right and that isn’t right, you're just wasting your time. Just celebrate where you are.
So we can safely assume that Tyler Perry is not gay and people should stop spreading baseless rumors about other people.
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