December 07, 2020
Tyler Perry's longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele recently shared an Instagram post announcing her humanitarian work, and fans could not help but praise her.
Not only is Tyler Perry's longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele a supermodel, but the black beauty is also big on humanitarian projects. This has garnered praises from fans.
Taking to Instagram recently, Bekele shared a post featuring pictures of herself posing alongside some young Ethiopian schoolgirls.
Bekele shared the pictures with a caption revealing that she would be hosting the virtual holiday party for Girls Gotta Run, an Ethiopian nonprofit organization.
Bekele continued by adding that the event is set to be held on December 12 and added that tickets were available on the foundation's website.
As expected, some of Bekele's 100,000 followers were thrilled by the news and took to the comments section to shower praises on the supermodel.
One user wrote that she was always proud of Bekele's involvement with humanitarian projects, while another told the supermodel to keep up the good work.
Bekele's involvement in charity and non-profit work comes as no surprise. Her website describes her as a devoted advocate for young girls in Ethiopia.
The film legend noted that she would get her share of his wealth.
The model was born in Ethiopia but reportedly moved to Europe at eight when her family relocated there. Bekele then moved to America for college, and it was there that her modeling career kick-started.
She is currently signed to Elite Model Management in New York and Premium Models in Paris, France. So far, she has featured in several fashion magazines and campaigns for high-end brands.
In addition to modeling and charity works, Bekele is also a filmmaker. She started making movies in 2013, with her most recent releases played at the Cannes Film Festival.
While it is known that Bekele is in a committed relationship with iconic filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry, the duo has managed to keep their romance away from the public eye.
Bekele and Perry reportedly started dating in 2009, and by 2014, they welcomed their son, Aman, whom they have successfully kept away from the spotlight.
Though Bekele and Perry have been together for over a decade, it appears the two do not have plans to get married anytime soon.
Earlier this year, Perry opened up about his relationship with Bekele, and although he did not give many details, the film legend noted that she would get her share of his wealth.
Perry is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest figures in the entertainment industry, and aside from making plans for his family, he is also involved in charity, just like Bekele.
For this year's Thanksgiving celebration, Perry hosted a food giveaway that saw him handing out food and gifts to about 5,000 families.
With both of their commitment to helping people, it is no wonder Perry and Bekele have been together for this long. They are indeed the perfect match.
Bekele might be dating one of the most famous men in Hollywood, but she has stayed loyal to her cause. With or without the influence of Perry, the supermodel has continued to touch lives.