Gelila Bekele and boyfriend Tyler Perry welcomed their first child this week, and it’s a baby boy.
The 28-year-old model, who has been dating the 45-year-old actor for five years, gave birth to their little boy, Aman Tyler Perry, on Sunday, Nov. 30.
“Mom and baby are happy and healthy,” a source told People. “Tyler is so excited … He’s over the moon.”
According to People, Aman means peace and represents “the true meaning of Thanksgiving and then, of course, the holiday season.”
While speaking to Extra in September, Perry spilled the beans that he and Bekele were expecting a boy. Having had a difficult relationship with his own father, the actor told Jerry Penacoli he was planning on being a very different sort of father.
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“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,” he said. “This beautiful human being that God has allowed to come into my life for me to get to know.”
Perry recently created the OWN network soap opera If Loving You is Wrong and starred with Ben Affleck in David Fincher’s adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel, Gone Girl. He will next appear in Madea’s Tough Love.
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