Tyler Perry is expecting his first child.

Whitney Gaspard
Sep, 27, 2014

Tyler Perry is going to be a dad!

The actor and director confirmed that he is expecting his first child with girlfriend of five years, Gelila Bekele.

Perry reportedly announced that he was having a baby to his guests during his 45th birthday party at his home in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 2. But Perry had not made a formal public statement.

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The ‘Single Mom’ director was asked about the rumor on Friday at the opening night of the New York Film Festival for the film, "Gone Girl", Perry responded by confirming happily.

"Good, good. We're good. Very happy. She's excited, I'm excited so we're very happy," Perry told The Associated Press.

Congratulations to Tyler and Gelila!

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