Congratulations to Tyler Perry and girlfriend Gelila Bekele who are expecting a son to arrive in coming weeks. A friend of Gelila’s shared the good news of her pregnancy via Instagram last month. “[Gelila] is a good new friend from NYC and she is seven months pregnant. Baby boy,” wrote Bekele’s acquaintance. It was speculated that the Ethiopian model was pregnant with her and Tyler’s child but no one from either one of the celebrities’ camps confirmed or denied such rumors.


Tyler Perry certainly would not have been the first to comment on his expectancy. He told Sister 2 Sister magazine last year that he works hard to keep his personal affairs a secret. “I swear to you,” said the entertainment mogul, “I will be married and probably have kids before anybody knows it.”

Perry did reveal his wish to have a child by the time he turned 45-years-old during a talk with Steve Harvey, though. “I know I would be a great father,” shared the star. “I don’t want to work this hard. I don’t want to have all of this and not leave it to my children.” Perry added, “I’m 43. So two more years. Forty-five is good.”

Tyler and Gelila are expecting their first child together.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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