But that is not entirely true because although Perry is not married, he has been in a longtime relationship with model Gelila Bekele. In 2014, it was announced that Perry and Bekele were expecting their first child together.
The child turned out to be a son (Aman) born on November 30, 2014.
According to Tyler, he had to endure years of abuse by his father whose answer to everything was to ‘beat it out of you.’ He even attempted suicide at some point in an effort to escape his difficult situation.
He owns a 25,545-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles which he custom built on 22.5 acres in the ritzy, guard-gated Beverly Ridge Estates enclave in Beverly Hills.
In his home base of Atlanta, where the Tyler Perry Studios is located, he owns “Avec Chateau,” a not quite 17,000-square-foot mansion in Fairburn, GA, which he also custom built on 11.4 acres he purchased in the spring of 2001 for ,661.
What was once known by the rather derogatory term “Chitlin Circuit,” began to be called “urban theater,” all thanks to Tyler Perry and his play. Jakes came to one of the shows in Dallas and afterwards, invited Perry to become involved in the play Woman, Thou Art Loosed, a project Jakes had been working on and looking to find someone to help with.
The success of opened the doors to a whole new world for Perry. Perry agreed to do so with the condition that he would be allowed to rewrite the play, produce and direct it. When the show eventually opened in 1999, it was a huge success. With 17 feature films, 20 stage plays, seven television shows, a New York Times bestselling book to his credit, Tyler has built an empire that has attracted audiences and built communities from the Tyler Perry Studios home base in Atlanta, Georgia.