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Tyler Perry's Partner Gelila Bekele Stuns Flaunting a Voluminous Updo Hairstyle in a Photoshoot

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Nov 16, 2020
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Gelila Bekele, Tyler Perry's partner, posted to her Instagram account a picture taken during a recent photoshoot, showing a high updo hairstyle.

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The 34-year-old Gelila Bekele, Tyler Perry's long-time partner posted the photo on Wednesday and she looked model gorgeous. The sleek-looking image was taken by photographer, Michael Rowe.

Bekele called the image one of her favorites by the portrait photographer in the caption. She also tagged celebrity hairstylist, Mann Morgan-Nance.

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In the photo, Bekele's curly hair is held up in a high ponytail and she is looking off into the distance. The photo had fans gushing about how stunningly beautiful she looked. One fan wrote, "Beautiful in every way"

The photographer's Instagram shows that he has photographed celebrities like Omari Hardwick, Issa Rae, Susan Kelechi Watson, and the late Chadwick Boseman before.

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Bekele also shared to her Instagram stories short videos of the before and after of her hairdo. In the before picture, her hair was straight and the after image showed her curly hair.

Bekele's partner, Tyler Perry, is well-known in the Hollywood industry as having changed the status quo.

Aside from being Tyler Perry's partner, and mother of a 6-year old son, Aman, Bekele has an impressive resume all on her own. She is a model, social activist, author, and documentary filmmaker.

Screenshot of Gelila Bekele's Insta Story from 12 November, 2020. | Source: GelilaBekele/Instagram

Screenshot of Gelila Bekele's Insta Story from 12 November, 2020. | Source: GelilaBekele/Instagram

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As a model, Bekele frequently posts images of her photoshoots to her Instagram account for her nearly 100,000 followers. Bekele, who was born in Ethiopia, also posts images from her country.

According to her website, Bekele started modeling in 2006 when she was first signed to Ford Models (New York and Paris). She has featured in several beauty campaigns including H&M, Michael Kors, and Pantene.

Screenshot of Gelila Bekele's Insta Story from 12 November, 2020. | Source: GelilaBekele/Instagram

Screenshot of Gelila Bekele's Insta Story from 12 November, 2020. | Source: GelilaBekele/Instagram

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The model is an advocate for girls in her home country, Ethiopia. She is also an advocate for access to clean water, working with the organization, Charity Water, that builds wells in Africa.

Bekele released a book titled "Guzo" in 2016. The book details the everyday life of six different tribes in Ethiopia, including their culture, religious practices, work, and customs.

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Bekele's partner, Tyler Perry, is well-known in the Hollywood industry as having changed the status quo. He made history by becoming the first black man to fully own a film studio.

Perry writes, produces, directs, and stars in his own movies and TV shows. He is perhaps best known for portraying the loud-mouth, gun-toting, Madea Simmons on the small and big screen.

It is not clear how long Perry and Bekele have been together, however, the very private couple welcomed son, Aman Tyler Perry in December of 2014. The name Aman means peace.

In 2019, Perry revealed to People Magazine that his son, who is now 6 years old, his greatest joy. He also revealed that one of the most difficult things he's had to do was to discipline his son,

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