New Dad Alert: Tyler Perry Welcomes Son Aman Tyler

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In more new parent news of the week, 45-year old director and actor Tyler Perry is now a dad. Tyler Perry welcomes son, Aman Tyler Perry, with longtime-girlfriend, Ethiopian model and activist, Gelila Bekele.

The couple received an early Christmas gift with Aman making his debut to the world over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. A source close to the new parents, revealed the meaning and significance of the baby’s name. Aman means peace in Arabic, with Perry feeling his baby boy’s name reflects, “the true meaning of Thanksgiving and then, of course, the holiday season.”

Perry and Bekele, asked that in lieu of gifts for their newborn, a donation be made to Charity Water, a non-profit organization that supplies safe and clean water to developing nations and has helped over 2.5 million people since its inception in 2006.

Perry spoke on what the arrival of his son means to him months ago, sharing his joy in the opportunity to give his child the very things that he was missing growing up. ‘This beautiful human being that God has allowed to come into my life for me to get to know, because they come with their own personalities, who they are, to shepherd and usher him.”

Congratulations Tyler and Gelila!

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