Rumor Mill: Tyler Perry is Expecting his First Child


Congratulations are in order for Tyler Perry.

The media mogul is expecting his first child with on-again, off-again girlfriend Gelila Bekele. According to Bossip, Perry celebrated his 45th birthday with a big bash over the weekend in Atlanta and revealed in a room full of celebrity friends that he was going to be a father. Necole Bitchie reports the mother-to-be’s friend confirmed the good news via Instagram when she included Bekele in a posts and commented, “She is a good New friend from NYC and she is 7 months pregnant baby boy.”

This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to Tyler. Big on speaking his life into existence, stated in an interview a year ago that he wanted to have a child by 45. “Listen, I’m 43, so two more years. By 45 you know who the hell you are, right? You’ve really settled in at 45 so I think two more years.”

He also talked the importance of fatherhood and how that was the next step on his list of accolades.

“More than anything I think that it’s fatherhood. 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. I also know that as hard as I’m working, doing twenty hours per day, now is not the time. Right now I’m enjoying what I’m doing. I’m enjoying the work. I’m enjoying being a bachelor, so eventually I’ll get there.”

Congratulations to the parents-to-be!

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