Tyler Perry’s work is his life. So much so that people forget that the Hollywood heavyweight is also a father. While the identity of his baby’s mother is well documented, another woman appeared on Dr. Phil to declare that she is the birth mother of Perry’s son and that they have actually been married for years.
Tyler Perry has been involved in real life with a woman named Gelila Bekele. Bekele is a model and documentary filmmaker, according to her official website. She was born in Ethiopia and has lived worldwide, settling most recently in New York City after being signed to Ford Models. Outside of modeling, she has worked on films like Mai: Life is Not Honey and Ambessa. She also published a photography book called Guzo.Tyler and Gelila began dating in 2009. While never married, they had a very serious union that lasted over a decade.
During that time, they welcomed their son Aman Tyler Perry, born on November 30th, 2014. Due to their very busy schedules, Gelila had to tell Tyler she was expecting over Facetime. He gushed about her around that time, admitting, “There’s no other person on this planet that I would want to be involved with or have a child with because she’s amazing.” Perry has always been vocal about taking care of the people in his life. He admits that he planned on providing for Gelila for as long as she lived. When asked by T.I. if he planned to marry her, Tyler said, “I have someone who is wonderful, and she’s getting her share of all of it.”
While Tyler alluded to him and Gelila breaking up two years ago, he did not mention a new girl or any other existing women in his life. Unfortunately, a woman named Karla seems to think she is married to Perry and the birth mother of his son Aman. While appearing on Dr. Phil, Karla admits that she has never met Perry face to face or even video chatted with him, but she has carried on a relationship with someone claiming to be him via messages for years now.
Karla’s daughters are so concerned that they took their mother to Dr. Phil to get her to come to her senses. However, Karla does not want to hear it and continues to believe that she is the woman in Tyler’s life. She also believes that Tyler is the father of two of her children as well. Karla has sent “Tyler” up to $100k to “repair his plane” and “fund some work projects.”
The worst of it all, Karla refused to accept the science behind how she could not possibly have had children with a man she’s never met. While she says she’d been “told” her eggs were harvested, Dr. Phil informs her that the painful process takes 60hrs and could not possibly happen without Karla’s awareness. However, she continued to refuse the truth and said that while she does not “believe all the information she received,” she is simply communicating what she has been told by Tyler.
Tyler Perry has never responded to the woman despite her multiple attempts to get his attention.