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January 26, 2020

Tyler Perry's Longtime Girlfriend Gelila Bekele Is Simply Beautiful in Ruffled Dress, Coat & Boots in Photo

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Gelila Bekele looked as beautiful as ever in the new pic she shared with her Instagram followers recently.

With her experience as a model, Gelila Bekele knows what works for her body and doesn't hesitate to show it off on social media.

Gelila Bekele attends the screening of "Rocketman" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival | Photo: Getty Images

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The mother-of-one recently took to Instagram to share a picture that showed her rocking a long ruffled dress.

Gelila paired the outfit with a jacket and boots as she folded her arms across her chest.

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Behind her, was Armani Jay Ortiz, who has a video camera placed on his right shoulder.

Gelila captioned the post:

"The filmmakers" meet the dopest DP in the universe, New York's Finest."

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Besides being a model, the 33-year-old Ethiopian beauty is also a social activist and a documentary filmmaker.

According to her website, Gelila started her modeling career in 2006 when she worked with Ford Models New York and Ford Models Paris.

From then on, the model began appearing in beauty campaigns for well-known international brands like Levi's, Diesel, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Pinko, Nespresso, and L'oreal.

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It was during her works as a model and social activist that she met Tyler Perry, whom she began allegedly began dating in 2009.

According to The Netline, the couple first met in 2007 at a Prince concert where Tyler was intrigued by the Ethiopian's beauty.

JANUARY 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor/producer Tyler Perry visits LinkedIn Studios | Photo: Getty Images

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After being pursued by the film producer for a while, Gelila eventually gave in, and a decade later, the couple has continued to grow stronger.

The duo welcomed their first child, Aman, in 2014 after NY Daily News made the revelation.

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A close to the couple explained that they were excited to begin the new phase of their journey.

Tyler had confirmed rumors of his girlfriend's pregnancy during the red carpet promo for his latest film, "Gone Girl." 

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Soon after that, the "Madea" creator had unwittingly revealed the gender of his children during an interview. In his words:

"The greatest gift I'm being given right now is the opportunity to give the little boy in me everything I never had, so that's what I'm excited about."

Gelila Bekele attends the screening of "Les Miserables" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival | Photo: Getty Images

That bit of information made Tyler's fans even more excited for the "Marriage Counselor" actor and his longtime girlfriend

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