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Everything We Know about Tyler Perry's Son Aman Tyler Perry

Stephen Thompson
Aug 02, 2021
05:40 P.M.
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Actor and writer Tyler Perry is very discreet about his personal life. Still, the joy of fatherhood has led to him divulging some intriguing details about his relationship with his son Aman. Here are some facts about Aman Tyler Perry.


Tyler Perry is famous for his exceptional talent in directing, producing, and screenwriting movies. But, even though Forbes once listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment, the Hollywood icon considers his most significant achievement to be fatherhood.

Perry is a doting father to his six-year-old son, Aman Tyler Perry, whom he welcomed with his former girlfriend, Ethiopian model, and author, Gelila Bekele.

Tyler Perry launches his new book "Higher Is Waiting" at the Gramercy Theatre on November 14, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Tyler Perry launches his new book "Higher Is Waiting" at the Gramercy Theatre on November 14, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images


Although the former lovebirds prefer to keep their child's life off social media, the actor has spoken candidly about his son's personality. Let's take a glimpse into the life of little Aman.


Perry found out he was going to be a father via Facetime. According to the star, his girlfriend at the time, Bekele, called him and held up a pregnancy stick, indicating that she was pregnant. Eventually, the pair welcomed their little boy on November 30, 2014.


A year later, the former appeared as a guest on "The Late Late Show" and revealed how he managed to maintain order at home, as Aman was learning how to walk. The producer made it known that he made a cage-like structure with toys for his son to keep him "baby proofed."

Being the only child of his successful parents, Aman enjoys proper guidance and has inherited a passion for several activities. Once, Perry opened up about his son's love for reading.


In an interview with Kelly and Ryan, the movie director admitted that at three years old, Aman was already a genius and enjoyed reading books. He also added:

"My son's so smart, right? I say, OK, I'm only reading three at night, and he goes get ten."


According to the "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" star, Aman's favorite artist was Bob Marley, and the kid also loved Halloween.

Apart from reading, Perry also relayed that Aman is growing to become a professor who loves to share exciting information with him. He explained that his son always gave information like:

"Papa, did you know the cheetah is the fastest land animal?"



Having a brilliant celebrity for a father, Aman is a testament to the saying that the apple does not fall far from the tree. Over the years, the tot has inherited not only his dad's intellectual strength but also his physical looks.

Time and again, Perry has mentioned that Aman is his spitting image, and he sees a younger version of himself in the little boy. Although the public has no information on Aman's physical looks, childhood snapshots of Perry have helped them figure out what Aman might look like.

Perry wrote that he had traveled the world trying to find the kind of peace he feels holding his son's arms.


On the icon's 43rd birthday anniversary, Perry took to his Instagram page to share a picture of himself as a baby. In the photo, Perry looked adorable with curly black hair, and bold black eyes, as he looked away from the camera.

In another post, he shared an image of his five-year-old self, sitting and giving out a subtle smile. The picture saw the happy little boy clad in a striped top paired with black pants. In the caption, Perry thanked his young self for not giving up and making it through the heartache.



Perry was subjected to extreme verbal and physical abuse as a child; however, he has revealed that fathering Aman has been a source of continuous healing. During an interview, Perry recounted an experience with Aman which brought back childhood memories.

Perry recalled how he once overhead Aman berating his nanny on unpleasant terms. According to the actor, he called his son, sat down at eye-level with the child, and explained that Aman's actions were wrong.


Perry noted that in that moment of discipline, he realized that nobody ever spoke that way to him as a child. To Perry, the gift of fatherhood is the best, and he celebrates it with every chance he gets.

Two months after Arman was born, the father of one shared a post on Instagram, where he gushed about the peace his son brought him. Perry wrote that he had traveled the world trying to find the kind of peace he feels holding his son's arms.


Perry also celebrated himself as a father during the 2021 Father's Day celebration. Taking to Instagram, the director posted a video, where he showed the world the gifts he had bought Arman, including Meghan Markle's book, "The Bench."

Above all, Perry shares an unbreakable bond with Aman and encourages him to be who he is. According to the star, his son does not know who his father is and what he does.

Instead, he plays and enjoys the beautiful relationship they have. Even though Perry and Bekele split last year, they co-parent their son beautifully and will give him the best life.

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