Fans have been left wondering if Tyler Perry had a wife after he announced in a tweet that he’s now single.

Fifty-one-year-old Tyler Perry might be hugely successful and reportedly worth a billion dollars, but there’s still something missing in his life. The producer tweeted to his fans, sharing a lengthy Facebook post about his life.

“This is what a midlife crisis looks like. I’m 51, single and wondering what the next chapter in my life will look like. 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!! 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,” reads the post.

In response, female fans have been introducing themselves as potential suiters, but for how long has Tyler Perry been single?

Did Tyler Perry have a wife?

No, Tyler Perry didn’t have a wife but he did have a long-term girlfriend and a son. Tyler and Gelila Bekele reportedly met at a Prince concert in 2007 and had been together since.

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The pair had a son named Aman together in 2014, but are private about him on social media.

It seems Tyler Perry is newly single as earlier in 2020 the producer was asked if he will ever settle down with someone he can share his fortune with on TI’s podcast expeditiously to which he replied: “I have someone who’s wonderful and she’s getting her share of all of it.”

So why didn’t Tyler Perry make Gelila his wife? On Jay Leno before his son’s birth he said: “I’m not so sure with this kind of work ethic what kind of husband I will be. I don’t know about marriage as much as I do know that I’d be a great father.”

It’s unclear when they split or why, but Tyler’s post certainly confirms that they are over.

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Who is Gelila Bekele?

Gelila Bekele is 34 years old and moved to the United States at 19 after being raised in Ethiopia. She’s now a model signed with Elite Model Management and has worked for brands such as Tory Burch and Michael Kors.

She might have 102,000 followers on Instagram, but she’s much more than just that. The model is a big-time activist and has made it her mission to fight for clean water, education and womens’ rights in her birth country.

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