Actor and director Tyler Perry’s long-time partner, Gelila Bekele, shared a photo on her Instagram account showing a style that not many were used to see on her.
The post portrayed the 31-year-old model smiling for the camera wearing a pink kimono with white stripes all over it. The bottom part of the piece of clothing was dark blue with a leaf pattern in a lighter blue shade.
Apart from the kimono, Bekele put on blue jeans and black high heels that gave her outfit the final stylish touch it needed. In the caption, she revealed to be in love with the kimono, designed by the ‘artisanal sustainable’ brand Studio 189.
As soon as Bekele posted the photo, her fans and followers commented on it. One of them was Cassandra Johnson, who admitted that the color of the kimono looked great on her.
Johnson added that it didn’t matter what Bekele put on as she was beautiful inside and out.
Bekele and Perry, 48, have been in a relationship since 2009. Even though they have been together for almost ten years and have had one son, they have not tied the knot.
However, singer and songwriter Stephanie Mills posted a photo on her Instagram account in June 2017 that might suggest that Perry and Bekele are actually married.
In her post, Mills is between Perry and Bekele at the Tyler Perry Cast Party in Atlanta, Georgia. While the image itself didn’t prove anything, Mills caption shared ‘too much’ information about Bekele.
Mills wrote that she was with Perry and ‘his lovely wife’ at the event, which might be seen as she accidentally revealed to the public that the couple has been married for a while.
While neither Bekele nor Perry has confirmed if they are more than just partners, the fact that they have been together for so many years and that they have a son, Aman, make people think that the truth is different.