Tyler Perry confirms he and girlfriend are having a baby

Tyler Perry confirms he and girlfriend are having a baby

I did not even know he was dating. Apparently, he has been shagging Ethiopian model, Gelila Bekele. And now, they are going to have a baby. The film entrepreneur confirmed the happy news over the weekend at the New York Film Festival. After reporters shouted questions about his rumored girlfriend and impending pregnancy, Tyler replied, “We’re good. Very happy. She’s excited, I’m excited so we’re very happy.”

So, Hollywood and the world at large, are there still any more whispers of his sexuality, in light of these events?

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  1. October 01, 06:03 Reply

    That last line…like saying are there anymore whispers about @King’s sexuality? C’mon Pinkpanther (not comfortable using pinky, sorry) w shud knw better…

    Anyway, baby out of wedlock…hmm…no one’s talking o, isn’t he supposed to be like a christian motivator/preacher/evangelists of sorts? Hmmm hmmm

    • pinkpanthertb
      October 01, 06:05 Reply

      Babies out of wedlock are such a norm in Hollywood, about as common as the air celebrities breathe

    • king
      October 01, 06:19 Reply

      And T it now had to be about me rite?? Hmmm only coz of Pinky (and yes I love that name!) that I will let this shade pass..haba is tooo erly na!

      • Dennis Macauley
        October 01, 07:28 Reply

        Pink Panther and King!

        I am getting a vibe back and forth between you two!

        I am watching you two C-L-O-S-E-L-Y

        *sips tea*

        • pinkpanthertb
          October 01, 07:31 Reply

          Don’t squint too hard whilst the close watch pls… 🙂

    • Lothario
      October 01, 09:41 Reply

      I’m with T on this one o….so, what sets you apart from the crowd? You’re supposed to be very close to God and preaching his word through film, and you still have a baby out of wedlock?

      Anyway, glad he’s happy….whatever floats his boat!

  2. king
    October 01, 06:25 Reply

    I am sooooo ooo happy for the man ojare
    …haba it’s only when you haven’t seen a kid of yours, i.mean your own blood and flesh extension that you would dare to think this world is all about you and only you….you would just see how selfish you were before you had them….oh goodness the joy my twins bring to me ah!!! Abeg ojare whether gay or str8t get a kid of yours abeg and grow up!!!! #reoilingmeshotgunojare

    • Dennis Macauley
      October 01, 07:25 Reply

      We all are not wired to be parents!

      I think it’s a great feeling tho

    • JustJames
      October 01, 07:42 Reply

      Yeah yeah yeah we get it. You have a kid and it seems all is right with the world when the little bundle of joy is placed in your arms. Some Hollywood shii… but like dennis said, not everyone is wired out to be a parent. I be chilling for your kid to hit puberty.

      • chestnut
        October 01, 14:55 Reply

        Oh James, u’re messier than a 3-year old’s coloring book for this! “…chilling for your kid to hit puberty…” Hahaha! Why u gotta do king like that? Not nice…not nice at all! #MESSY!

    • Legalkoboko
      October 01, 07:46 Reply

      ” it’s only when you haven’t
      seen a kid of yours, i.mean your
      own blood and flesh extension that
      you would dare to think this world
      is all about you and only”.

      keep campaigning bro.
      until I get all mischievous on you by giving you an awfully long list of very renowned selfless unmarried and childless individuals in history.
      keep up with the campaign.

    • gad
      October 01, 07:58 Reply

      I can’t agree less. Kids are bundles of joy. Wait till they become a year old and start using you as a “live toy”, and calling “dady dady”. The joy is boundless

      • s_sensei
        October 01, 11:26 Reply

        My guy, you are entitled to your happiness wherever you found it

  3. Dominic
    October 01, 06:36 Reply

    Why can’t everybody be straight until they say or are caught otherwise? The desperation of labelling just anyone gay just cos they fine, unmarried or kinda effeminate self.

    • Metrosexual
      October 01, 08:06 Reply

      I kept asking, and evn got tired of asking this same question

      • s_sensei
        October 01, 11:29 Reply

        I’m slowly getting to a point where the sexuality of a person doesn’t even matter. Gay or straight, na him cup of tea. Changes nothing. Straight could as well be the new gay and gay could be the new straight. My only interest is…*sips lipton*

  4. Dennis Macauley
    October 01, 07:29 Reply

    I cannot be successfully convinced that Tyler Perry is not gay

    My opinion anyway

  5. Legalkoboko
    October 01, 07:42 Reply

    You can as well say there are no 50 year old gay guys in Nigeria. Guess why? They are all married!

    Humph! Next..!

    • pinkpanthertb
      October 01, 07:50 Reply

      Legal, I know a 45 year old hunk who is neither married nor attached. And he looks incredible for his age. Thing is, I don’t know his sexuality. And people around him speculate fiercely. Dude doesn’t act like it bothers him.
      My point is, there’s always that existing statistic that you don’t believe possible in Nigeria

    • Legalkoboko
      October 01, 07:59 Reply

      my dear, the 45 year old hunk is an exception.
      I tell my gay friends I don’t intend ever getting married, and they are always like WHAT? that’s a joke!
      The majority of 9ja gay dudes have plans for marriage.
      My point? Marriage isn’t the proof of straightness.

      • maxonex
        October 01, 08:54 Reply

        I don’t know why most of my friends wanna get married…TO A LADY…I mean who wants to sentence himself to an eternal prison…Filled with unhappiness…children might be a joy for some, but for me(right Now) I think I’ll pass.. I just don’t get why they need to satisfy other people’s needs instead of theirs…I mean aren’t we allowed to be selfish in our life decisions??

  6. Metrosexual
    October 01, 07:42 Reply

    Peeps who say this turn out to be the very best of parents….. Eventually, nature is an awesome electrician when it comes to such ‘wiring’

  7. Metrosexual
    October 01, 07:57 Reply

    I never saw Tyler Perry as being queer…. And I’m praying that the baby will not have that his nose…

      • Lothario
        October 01, 09:39 Reply

        How can you like that nose? Stop lying Dennis

      • king
        October 01, 09:48 Reply

        And he likes it haba give the man a break jo! Asko!!!!

      • Dennis Macauley
        October 01, 10:27 Reply

        I do like the Nose!

        King Btw I am watching you and Pink Panther closely

        I get this vibe back and forth between you too

        We don’t support backyard runs oh

        I am watching closely for signs

    • s_sensei
      October 01, 11:35 Reply

      *quickly scrolls up to look at the man’s nose. Seen. Races down the page to comment*

      Biko, nothing do that nose na? Oya snap your own and post here let’s see whose is better.

    • chestnut
      October 01, 14:59 Reply

      Chimoooo!!! Why are ppl just heartless, biko? I almost fell out of my seat when I saw ur comment abt d nose. LWKMD.

  8. king
    October 01, 10:57 Reply

    Oh Dennis love like QPinky says…..”dont watch too closely biko” lol!!!

  9. s_sensei
    October 01, 11:39 Reply

    Being a model for young christians all over the world, this dude just inflicted a severe injury upon christendom. Hahahaha! He probably got converted from christianity to humanity. 😛

    • Khaleesi
      October 01, 13:04 Reply

      LMAO,@converted to humanity! I know right! am happy for him though. @those who dont wanna have kids, heed my advice & hop on the next plane outta here ooo, you’ll thank me later when your in your kate 30s & 40s … ***the single independent gay man lifestyle doesnt work in naija ooo, I’d hate for my dear dennis or legalkoboko to suffer the emotional trauma thats certainly waiting***

      • king
        October 01, 13:46 Reply

        And rightly so!!! Coz am prokids…..now who is not??? anybody??? I tot so to!!!

      • xpressivejboy
        October 02, 06:11 Reply

        LegalKoboko, you’ll marry, remember our wedding plans *winks* I’ll carry our baby…so, leave king in his kingly highness.

  10. Legalkoboko
    October 02, 09:52 Reply

    my sweet, tell them oo. We rebuke the spirit of emotional trauma sensei is shiarin in KD.
    Lol @ “his Kingly Highness “. That king is something else. *said with a poker face *

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