Tyler Perry’s ex-girlfriend Gelila Bekele Biography: Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Children, Sibling, Parents, Height, Instagram, Wiki

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Gelila Bekele, a highly influential figure in Ethiopia, has made a name for herself as not just a model but also as an activist, author, and filmmaker.

 Throughout her career, she has achieved remarkable accomplishments in these diverse fields. 

Additionally, Gelila gained significant recognition as the longtime partner of renowned actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry. Her talents and dedication to various causes have undoubtedly contributed to her success and impact.


  • Full Name: Gelila Bekele
  • Stage Name: Gelila
  • Born: September 4, 1986, 
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Birthplace: Addis Ababa
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Model
  • Height: 1.75m
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Bekele;
  • Siblings: Anna Wrossetti
  • Spouse: Tyler Perry,
  • Children: Aman Tyler Perry,
  • Relationship: Dating
  • Net worth: $600 million, 

Early life and education

Gelila Bekele, a renowned Ethiopian model and activist, entered this world on September 4, 1984, in the vibrant city of Addis Ababa. Her parents’ names are unknown to the media, but you can refer to them as Mr. and Mrs. Bekele. 

Gelila was fortunate to be raised by her loving grandmother, who provided her with a nurturing and supportive environment. Growing up, Gelila shared a special bond with her sibling, Anne Wrossetti, as they navigated through the various stages of life together. 

After her family relocated to Europe when she reached the age of eight, she eventually decided to further her education by moving to the United States. Opting for a college education, she was admitted to the prestigious University of California, Berkeley. 


Gelila, the multi-talented individual, has made a name for herself in various fields, including modelling, activism, writing, and filmmaking. With an impressive ability to excel in these careers, Gelila has achieved remarkable success throughout her journey. Her dedication and passion have propelled her to heights in all aspects of her professional life.

In her illustrious career, she has collaborated with numerous esteemed brands within the industry. It was in 2006 that she embarked on her professional journey as a model, commencing her partnership with the renowned Ford Model Agency in New York and Paris.

Social Media

  • Instagram: (@gelila.bekele)
  • Twitter: (@iamGelilabekele)
  •  Tiktok: (@gelilabekele)
  • Facebook:Gelila Bekele

Personal Life

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele’s love story began in 2007 when they crossed paths at a Prince concert. Their instant connection ignited a spark, leading them to embark on a romantic journey together. 

For over a decade, their relationship blossomed and grew stronger with each passing year. However, on December 17, 2020, Tyler Perry made the heartfelt announcement that he and Gelila had reached a mutual decision to conclude their relationship peacefully. 

Even though Gelila Bekele and Tyler Perry are no longer romantically involved, they remain committed to co-parenting their son, Aman Tyler Perry, who was born on November 30, 2014. Aman is six years old. Despite their divorce, Gelila and Tyler have agreed to raise their kid as friends, putting their son’s well-being and happiness first.

Net Worth

Gelila boasts an impressive net worth of $600 million, accumulated through her successful career as a sought-after model for renowned fashion and beauty brands.

 Her talent and charm have enabled her to secure lucrative contracts, contributing to her substantial wealth.

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