Director Tyler Perry with his model girlfriend, Gelila Bekele.
Actor, producer and director Tyler Perry, 45, is expecting a baby boy with his model girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, 28, according to news reports.
At first, Perry remained mum on the gender of his baby until he accidentally revealed the news in an interview with “Extra” about his new role in the upcoming film Gone Girl and his impending fatherhood.
“The greatest gift I’m being given right now is the opportunity to give the little boy in me everything I never had, so that’s what I’m excited about,” Perry said. “This beautiful human being that God has allowed to come into my life for me to get to know, because they come with their own personalities, who they are, to shepherd and usher him…”
Perry then paused and said “I said ‘him.’”
The news first broke during Perry’s 45th birthday party.
“He said he had to start getting used to not getting a lot of sleep, because his life was about to change in a big way,” said a guest at the party according to HNGN.com. “He said, ‘Some of you know what I’m talking about.’”
Last year on “The Steve Harvey Show,” Perry said, “I know I would be a great father. I don’t want to work this hard. I don’t want to have all of this and not leave it to my children.”
According to E! News, Bekele is already about seven or eight months along.
This will be Perry’s first child.