AceShowbiz - Tyler Perry is likely going to be ringing in the new year as a single man. The prolific writer and filmmaker revealed he has broken up with his longtime partner and baby mama Gelila Bekele, after more than ten years together.
The 51-year-old actor/producer casually dropped the news while posting a new selfie on his Instagram page on Wednesday, December 16. Claiming that he's currently in "a midlife crisis," he posed in his workout outfit that gave a hint at his buff physique. He rocked thick facial hair while his face showed blank expression.
He wrote in the caption, "This is what a midlife crisis looks like. I'm 51, single and wondering what the next chapter in my life will look like." Staying positive, he continued, "Whatever it looks like I'm going to walk with God, be the best father and man I can be, hold my head up high, and try to look my best doing it!!"
The Tanner Bolt in 2014's film "Gone Girl" went on delivering a message to his fans and followers to keep the same positive spirits. "In a world with so much sadness, please try and stay in the good! Merry Christmas and let's look forward to 2021 bringing us peace!" he concluded.
While Tyler shared the post to get honest about his "midlife crisis," others didn't see it the same way. Some users have since thrown themselves in to be his new female partner, with one informing him, "I'm single."
"Mr. Perry let me be your Nikki Parker to your Professor Oglevee," another flirted with the "Madea" star and creator. "Yea and can we get a why did I get married 3," a third one suggested. Someone else confessed, "If I hadn't given up and let myself go, I would definitely get in line. As it is, good luck securing that bag ladies (and gentlemen)."
Tyler and Gelila started dating in 2009 after meeting at a Prince concert in 2007. In 2014, they welcomed their first and only child together, a son named Aman. The former pair were very private about their relationship, but he made a rare comment about her earlier this year when asked why he hasn't tied the knot and when he would get someone he could share his wealth with. "I have someone who's wonderful and she's getting her share of all of it," he said on T.I.'s "ExpediTIously" podcast back in April.