Tyler Perry apparently announced that he was “single” on a social media post on December 16. Now, learn more about Gelila Bekele, the accomplished filmmaker and activist Tyler had a long-term relationship with.
Tyler Perry is new “Single”, according to a post he shared on social media on December 16. The actor and filmmaker posted a message less than 10 days before the Christmas holidays, revealing that he is having “a midlife crisis”. He went on to explain that he is “51 years old, single, and wondering what the next chapter in my life will be. Whatever it is, I will walk with God, be the best father and man I can be, hold my head up and try to do my best !!! “Prior to the post, Tyler had a long-term relationship with the 34-year-old activist and fellow filmmaker Gelila Bekele. Find out more about Gelila with the following five facts!
1) She is an accomplished filmmaker and passionate activist. Gelila seems to be just as passionate and motivated as her rumored former partner. According to her website, she is “a committed advocate of the right of young girls to equal opportunities in their home country Ethiopia and worldwide”. In her activist work, Gelila mainly focuses on the rights of women and girls, access to clean water and the availability of education. In 2019 Gelila produced the documentary Anbessa, which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2019.
Tyler Perry spotted a snowy Christmas party with partner Gelila Bekele and son Aman on December 27, 2016 in Jackson Hole, WY [Mega].2) She started her career as a model. In addition to a successful filmmaking and activist career, Gelila is a model who works with some of the biggest brands in the world. She started modeling on her website in 2006, working with Ford Models, New York and Paris. She is currently being looked after again by Elite Model Management in the USA and Premium Models in Paris. Geilila has modeled for top designers Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Anna Suiand brands like Levi’s and Pantene.
3) Gelila is also a writer! Gelila has achieved so much in her career. As if her filmmaking, modeling, and working as an activist weren’t impressive enough, Gelila is also a published writer. Her debut book Guzo! Released in 2018, it follows a day in the lives of six tribes in Ethiopia.
Gelila Bekele at the premiere of ‘Les Misérables’ during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2019 in Cannes [AP].4) She was in a committed relationship with Tyler Perry for over a decade. Tyler and Gelila reportedly met at one prince Concert and began in 2009. Five years into their relationship, the couple welcomed a son, To back upon November 30, 2014.
5) Gelila was born in Ethiopia. One reason Gelila’s connection with Ethiopia is so strong is the fact that she was born there! She also publishes regularly about Ethiopia on her Instagram page, where she has more than 100,000 followers. Current snapshots show Gelila on a trip to the African country and honest snapshots of young girls in classrooms.