The highest paid man in the entertainment industry, Tyler Perry has an inspirational life story. He is a world-renowned producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, who went from homeless to a world-renowned personality with $600 million net worth.
Tyler is a mastermind behind various feature films and television shows. He is one of the financially successful directors in the entertainment industry who earns whopping $80 Million as a salary.
Is Tyler Married?
Being one of the household names, Tyler’s personal life has always grabbed huge media interest. As of 2020, he is unmarried but is relishing a relationship like that of a husband and wife with his longtime partner, Gelila Bekele.
Tyler Perry with his partner, Gelila Bekele. (Photo: Gelila’s Instagram)
Gelila is a documentary filmmaker, social activist, and model. Along with that, she is a devoted advocate for young girls of her homeland, Ethiopia. As an advocate, she focuses on girls’ right to equal opportunities, education, and access to clean water.
Although Tyler has been together with his girlfriend for quite a long time, they have decided not to get married. They are parents to a son named Aman Tyler who has added tremendous joy in their life.
Aman was born on 30 November 2014. After the birth of their son, Tyler and Gelila asked their family and close friend to donate for Charity Water instead of gifts.
Reportedly, Tyler and his partner, Gelila Bekele, are together since 2009.
Family & Parents
Tyler’s real name is Emmitt Perry Jr. He changed his first name to maintain a distance from his abusive father, Emmitt Perry Sr. According to him, his father needed no reason to beat him. To escape his father’s beating, he even once tried to commit suicide.
Later, he came to know that Emmitt Perry Sr. wasn’t his biological father. Talking about his mother, he was born to Maxine Perry. His mother died at the age of 64 on 8 December 2009, following an illness.
Tyler has three siblings.
You might not know but Tyler was molested as a child. When he was ten years old, he was molested by his friend’s mother. Before that, he was molested by three men. Later, he came to know that his father also molested one of his friends.