Tyler Perry's longtime partner stunned in a black and yellow gown, with her bra on display.
Gelila Bekele is a lot of things; she is a model, filmmaker, activist, and humanitarian, but despite being involved in Hollywood since she moved to the United States in 2006, she is not well known, except for being the partner of actor, producer, and director, Tyler Perry.
Bekele recently stepped out to support a good cause in New York and she wore a see-through black and yellow outfit with a leafy design. She styled her hair to the side and carried a clutch bag in her right hand.
The humanitarian attended the event hosted by "Apex for Youths" (an organization that provides first-grade to twelfth-grade students with structured academic and social activities to improve their communications skill and opportunities.)
Bekele followers on Instagram commended her on how stunning she looked. Some of the comments read "You look like spring; genuinely beautiful," "You are beautiful inside and out, God bless you," "Beautiful, love your intelligence and humanitarian nature, God bless," and "So beautiful."
The activist and Perry have been together since 2007 when they met at a concert. Two years back, actress, Stephanie Mills, in an Instagram post referred to the two as husband and wife. This was written along with a picture of the three of them, and the mistake had fans wondering if the "Madea" actor secretly got married.
It turned out it was just an expression, and although the couple might not be married, they have a child together. The 32-year-old filmmaker and Perry welcomed their son, Aman, in 2014, and the actor and director was ecstatic.
The 49-year-old told "E! News" at the time that they were very happy to become parents, and described it as life's greatest gift. He said that his son will have everything he didn't, and he's thankful to God for allowing him have someone to shepherd.
In an interview with "PEOPLE," the actor revealed that he found out Bekele was pregnant in the same place he received the paternity test result that showed the man he thought was his father was not.
Thanks to the impact that discovery had on his life, Perry is determined to be a better father to his four-year-old; the center of his life, and he loves every moment of fatherhood.
Bekele when she's not busy as a mum visits her birth country for charity work, and she wrote a book "Guzo" to document the everyday life of Ethiopian natives.