One of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood of the year 2011 Tyler Perry needs no introduction.
Active in the entertainment industry as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Tyler has a unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor which shapes his inspiring life story and connects with fans across the globe leaving them a space to dream.
Tyler whose professional life is known to many is very successful in maintaining privacy in his life off-screen. Yet we’ve managed to gather some information about his dating life, children, family, movies, and net worth. Stay till the end to know more about Tyler Perry.
Personal Life Of Tyler Perry: Wife And Children
Astonishingly talented Tyler was in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend and partner Gelila Bekele whom he first met at a Prince party in 2007. Together since 2009, they decided to move in together in the year 2014. Soon then Tyler and his girlfriend Gelila were blessed with a baby boy named Aman Tyler Perry on 30 November 2014.
Gelila is an Ethiopian-American model, activist, documentary filmmaker, humanitarian, and also an Instagram influencer and author.
Tyler and his ex-girlfriend Gelila barely spoke about their dating life in public despite being together for about 13 years and experiencing parenthood together for about 6 years. Moreover, the duo is even concerned about the privacy of their kid, Aman.
During an interview with People Magazine, Tyler mentioned his son, Aman to be his healer and the one to bring max joy in his life.
Tyler and Gelila are not married but they did share few years of their life as husband and wife while they were in a living relationship. But as of now, they are in their own ways.
According to the 16 December 2020’s Instagram post of Tyler Perry, he is now single. In the caption, he stated what a midlife crisis looks like. He also mentioned being 51, single, and wondering what the next chapter in my life will look like. Tyler mentioned that whatever the next chapter would be, he would walk with God, be the best father and man, hold his head high. He wished Merry Christmas and was hoping 2021 to bring peace.
Net Worth Of Tyler Perry
During Tyler’s career, he has appeared in more than 1200 episodes of television, 22 feature films with at least 2 dozen stage plays, alongside having a 330-acre studio lot at the edge of Atlanta’s southern limits.
Tyler even used to have a leverage deal with ViacomCBS which pays him $150 million a year for every new piece of content and also gives him an equity stake in the streaming service it debuted in September of 2019 popularly known as BET+.
Tyler is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller book namely “Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life”. He is also the author of the book “Higher Is Waiting”.
His net worth was estimated to be $800 million while his salary was supposed to be around $80 million but according to Forbes, his new net worth is estimated to be $1 billion as of 2021.
Some of Tyler’s recent movies and tv shows are Madea’s Tough Love, Boo! A Madea Halloween, The Star, Boo2! A Madea Halloween, Acrimony, Nobody’s Fool, Vice, A Fall From Grace, House Of Payne, Meet The Browns, For Better Or Worse, The Haves and The Have Nots, Love Thy Neighbor, If Loving You Is Wrong, Too Close To Home, The Paynes, The Oval, Sistas, Young Dylan, Ruthless, Bruh, Assisted Living.
Moreover, Tyler’s 2021 and upcoming movie projects are PAW Patrol: The Movie, Those Who Wish Me Dead and Don’t Look Up.
Family And Short Bio Of Tyler Perry
Self-made tycoon Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans on 13 September 1969 to father Emmitt Perry Sr. and mother Willie Maxine Perry with the birth name Emmitt Perry Jr. His father was a carpenter whose answer to everything was to beat it out of you.
Tyler’s childhood was marked by poverty along with physical and sexual abuse.
At the age of 16, he legally changed his name from Emmitt Perry Jr. in order to separate himself from his dad. But later there was a shocking DNA test reveal which he did with his brother after his mother died. The test revealed that they were not from the same father so, Tyler then took a DNA test with the man who raised him, Emmitt. The test then confirmed that the man who caused so much pain to Tyler as a child was not his biological father.
Talking about his educational credits, Tyler did not complete his high school but instead, he earned a GED.
Tyler was inspired while watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show during his early ’20s where he heard someone describe the therapeutic effect the act of writing can have which enables the author to work out his or her own problems. This comment positively inspired him to apply it in his writing career and he learned to write down his daily thoughts and experiences in a series of soul-searching letters to himself.
According to the wiki, 51 years old Tyler Perry is 6 ft 5 in tall in terms of height which is about 1.96 m.