Tyler Perry’s newest role as a father has him on pins and needles. The Selma producer tells media that he is having a difficult time getting used to parenthood due to his son’s small stature when compared with his his large hands.


“It’s hard and difficult for me because I have very big hands, so I’m not that comfortable at it yet,” says Perry. “He’s very small. I need him to get a little bit bigger, then I’ll be better.”

Tyler also explains his feelings about fatherhood thus far. “It’s been surreal, incredible, moving,” shares the star. “[I’m surprised] how much of a personality he has of his own. Just watching his facial expressions and realizing that this kid has come to me with his own life, and mine is not his and his is not mine. I’m just here to usher him.”

Tyler Perry and girlfriend Gelila Bekele welcomed their son into the world two weeks ago. He is the couple’s 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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