TYLER PERRY TO BE A DAD - REPORT Actor/filmmaker TYLER PERRY is set to become a first-time father, according to reports. The Alex Cross star is said to have announced the news to guests attending his 45th birthday party at his home in Atlanta, Georgia last week (ends19Sep14). He did not reveal who the mother of the child is, but he has been linked to Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele for the past five years. Perry has yet to publicly address the rumours, but he shared photos from his big bash on his Instagram.com page on Monday (22Sep14) as he thanked his famous friends for making it a night to remember. Taking to the blog, he wrote, "I had never thrown myself a birthday party, so for my 45th I wanted to do something special. This is inside the tent where we had a two hour concert. Jennifer Holliday, Desiree Coleman Jackson, Tevin Campbell, Ledisi, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Mary Mary, LeAnn Rimes, Yolanda Adams, Rachelle Ferrell and Stevie Wonder brought the house down. It was a night I'll never forget. "Thanks to all of them for making this night special for me. My next party will be at 50. Gonna mark it every 5 years. A celebration in thanks to God for my life." A representative for Perry, who turned 45 on 14 September (14), had yet to respond to requests for a comment as WENN went to press. (MT/WNWC/KL)** Tyler Perry NYC movie premiere of 'For Colored Girls' at the Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals Featuring: Tyler Perry Where: New York City, United States When: 25 Oct 2010 (1 Picture)
A Dad and Ziegfeld Theatre
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