Yes, it’s true! Congratulations are in order for Tyler Perry and his on again- off again girlfriend, Gelile Bekele, who are expecting their first child very soon!
Bekele, who was born in Ethiopia, might be very near her due date: A guy friend said on Instagram last month that she was seven months along with a baby boy, according to a screen grab posted by NecoleBitchie. The pic has since been deleted from Instagram.
Perry made the announcement at a birthday bash he threw for himself last week,Bossip reported Monday. The actor-writer-director and the model-activist have been linked for about five years, according to that website.
“I had never thrown myself a birthday party, so for my 45th I wanted to do something special,” Perry said Monday on Facebook, posting a photo from inside a tent where guests had enjoyed a two-hour concert.
Jennifer Holliday, Desiree Coleman Jackson, Tevin Campbell, Ledisi, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Mary Mary, LeAnn Rimes, Yolanda Adams and Rachelle Ferrell performed, and Stevie Wonder spent some time “at the piano in my living room … I had to pinch myself.”
“It was a night I’ll never forget,” Perry said. “Thanks to all of them for making this night special for me. My next party will be at 50. Gonna mark it every 5 years. A celebration in thanks to God for my life.”
Via: LA Times