Gelila Bekele – Tyler Perry’s Girlfriend & Son’s Mother

Gelila Bekele

Tyler Perry is not reported to be married, but he does have a longtime relationship with model Gelila Bekele. The couple has been together since 2009 and have one child together, a son named Aman. The same year that the couple got together, Perry's mother Willie Maxine Perry died at the age of 64. Perry resides in Atlanta, where he runs his film and TV studios. Years ago, he purchased the Dean Gardens estate, tore it down and built his own. In 2014, it was announced that Perry and Bekele were expecting their first child together and son Aman was born on November 30, 2014. So, who is Bekele? She originally hails from Ethiopia. Today, she works as a model, humanitarian and social activist. Her humanitarian side is probably one of the big things that draws Perry to her since tonight he is being given an award for Favorite Humanitarian at the 2017 People's Choice Awards. For more information on Perry's relationship with Bekele, as well as background on Bekele in general, click through our gallery of her best Instagram pics. (Getty)