Tyler Perry's girlfriend, Gelila Bekele looked fashionable yet cozy in a thick blue jacket as she smiled for a mirror selfie.
Gelila Bekele recently posted an Instagram story showing her unique sense of style as she donned a cozy navy blue fur coat, skin-tight leggings topped by a skirt, and a Hug McCloud signature cap.
She stood tall in knee-high boots as she snapped for the mirror selfie. Bekele is known to be Tyler Perry's girlfriend but is more than just a pretty face dating the humanitarian advocate and self-made producer, actor, and writer.
The 30-year old is known for being a model and has been in the industry for 14 years, beginning her career with Ford Models. Beyond her career on the catwalk, being born and raised in Ethiopia, Bekele does good to represent her people.
The mother-of-one authored a book titled "Gozu" and highlighted that its pages focused on showcasing her people's customs, culture, religion, and various ways of living.
Bekele's attempts to represent women extend to those worldwide as she fights for the equality and access to education of many. In the past, the model-activist has participated in advocacies such as the Women's March in Washington.
Perry and Bekele are aware of the importance of educating their child to bring the hope of ending the division and hate that comes with the system.
Screenshot of Gelila Bekele's Instagram story. | Source: Instagram.com/Gelila.Bekele
Bekele shares a son with Perry named Aman, who is now five years old. With the racial society of America, Perry intended to discuss with his child the harsh topic of racism.
"I know that as his father, a black man in America, it is my duty to prepare him for the harsh reality that awaits him outside of the watchful eyes of his loving parents," said the loving father. He described the upcoming moment to be truly heartbreaking yet essential.
Tyler Perry during a sit-down with "Today," on January 13, 2020. | Source: Getty Images
With the presence of recent brutalities and the rise of Black Lives Matter movements, as parents, both Perry and Bekele are aware of the importance of educating their child to bring the hope of ending the division and hate that comes with the system.
"I'm exhausted from seeing these kinds of senseless murders play out over and over again with nothing changing in our society," emphasized Perry.
In previous months, amid the rising protests for George Floyd's brutal murder, Perry revealed that he got in touch with the victim's family and tried to bring comfort to their days.
He, as well as Floyd's family, hoped for a peaceful protest as a means of making a statement and allowing non-Black Americans to understand the pressing need for a change in the country.