Tyler Perry's girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, is a stunning beauty who can make anything look good. The model recently shared a cute snap of herself, posing in front of a mirror.
Tyler Perry is one lucky man to be dating the gorgeous Ethiopian model, Gelila Bekele, who turns heads in just about anything she puts on and has the kind personality to match.
Recently, the model shared a photo of herself on her Instagram, and she simply looked stunning. Her gorgeous curly hair was a showstopper as always as she posed in front of a mirror.
In the snap, Bekele looked effortless in a pair of ripped jeans and a star-printed sweater. The model looked casual-chic while standing against a wall, with one leg in front of the other and her dog looking back at her.
In the mirror, it was clear that the model was in a good mood as she held a steady coy smile while looking down. Her gorgeous brown highlighted tresses fell right below her shoulders.
GELILA BEKELE'S CAREER
Bekele's perfect pose is a result of her decade-old experience in the modeling industry. The beauty signed with Ford Models in 2006. She later changed to Elite Models in New York and Premium Models in Paris, working with big fashion brands like Levi's, Michael Kors, and L'Oreal.
The 34-year-old is quite a Jill of many trades as she began work as a filmmaker in 2013. Some of her work has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlinale. However, the model never took her sights off her real passion, social justice.
THE PURSUIT OF PASSION
Bekele has focused much of her time and energy on advocating for the equal rights of young girls in her home country, Ethiopia, ensuring that they have access to education and other opportunities.
She is also passionate about ensuring that all children have access to a clean water supply, which is a fundamental right. She has worked with the non-profit Charity: Water to raise awareness of these issues.
Bekele and Perry have been dating for over a decade and share a son, Aman Perry, born in 2014. The power couple has never considered marriage despite the long-term commitment.
According to Nicki Swift, several reasons have played a part in the couple's relationship, particularly the fact that Perry's work ethic stood in the way of the happily-ever-after. However, the couple seems fulfilled with the way things are.
MARRIAGE TO A BILLIONAIRE
During the years Bekele and Perry have been together, she has had a front-row seat to the filmmaker's rise to fame and fortune, largely owing to his popular "Madea" franchise, which boasts 11 movies, amongst other projects.
In September, Forbes added Perry to its list of billionaires among film and television greats like Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.