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Tyler Perry with girlfriend Gelila Bekele.

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Tyler Perry just announced he and girlfriend Gelila Bekele are expecting their first child together. Perry made the announcement as he celebrated his 45th birthday and we’re excited for the couple. We’ve seen his girlfriend accompany Perry to various red carpet events but who is Tyler Perry’s girlfriend Gelila Bekele?

Born in Ethiopia, Gelila Bekele relocated to the United States where she worked as a model. She was signed to Ford Models and took runway modeling by storm. You may have also seen this almond-skinned beauty in Pantene Pro-V and L’Oreal magazine ads. Bekele is also a humanitarian and social activist who makes it her life’s work to provide clean water to those who don’t have access.

Learn more about Gelila Bekele here

Tyler Perry’s Girlfriend Gelila Bekele [PHOTOS]
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