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Tyler Perry's Girlfriend Gelila Bekele Stuns in Colorful Outfit with 5 Kids in Ethiopia (Photo)

Comfort Omovre
Dec 19, 2020
01:00 P.M.

In a recent post on Instagram, model and documentary filmmaker Gelila Bekele, the long time girlfriend of American actor Tyler Perry, looked gorgeous in a colorful outfit as she posed with five kids in Ethiopia.


Gelila Bekele has always been fighting to better the fate of her people. The Ethiopian-born model continues to try to make a difference in her homeland with several noble acts over the years.

With multiple posts on her social media accounts through time, the 34-year-old has made it clear that home will always be where the heart is. In one of her recent posts, she was seen posing with five girls in Ethiopia.

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele at the Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on April 4, 2011 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele at the Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on April 4, 2011 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

In the photo, Bekele was seen standing in the middle of the colorfully dressed girls, fully clad in gorgeous traditional attire. It was a brightly colored maxi-dress complete with a blue shawl around her head.

The model had a huge smile on her face as she carried one of the girls in her arms while they posed for the camera. Moved by the deplorable plight of her people, she gave a heartfelt caption, saying:


“The hate and the wars… the rockets and the worships… are all symbols of human failure, but love LOVE reconstructs… revives…”


However, besides being an active humanitarian, Bekele is also a devoted mother. She shares a six-year-old son, Aman, with her longtime boyfriend, American actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry.

The proud father opened up about his experience being a parent to the adorable boy. He revealed that Aman gave him the greatest joy in life and added that it was just wonderful watching him learn and discover.

Today, his net worth is estimated to be about $1 billion, putting him on the membership path of the Forbes 400.


Bekele and Perry met at a Prince concert in 2007 after the actor made a move to talk to her because of her unparalleled beauty. They remained friends for two years and officially kick-started their relationship in 2009.

In 2014, the love birds solidified their relationship when they welcomed baby Aman. This made their bond wax stronger as the pair always wanted to start a family. They, nonetheless, keep their lives out of the prying eye of the public.


Perry opened up about his love life and his reasons for keeping his family life private. He explained that he and Bekele were trying to protect Aman to make sure the boy is clear about who he is before people started telling him.

When asked why he was not married and if he was still searching for a suitable partner, the actor revealed that he was in a committed relationship. He also added that his partner was going to get her share of his wealth.


Speaking of his ever-growing wealth, the 51-year-old has amassed for himself a vast fortune. Today, his net worth is estimated to be about $1 billion, putting him on the membership path of the Forbes 400.

However, he did not just become an overnight success as he was born and raised in abject penury. With a passion for acting coupled with hard work, he eventually pushed his way to the top. Perry’s grass to grace story proves that consistency would always be key.

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