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Tyler Perry celebrates first Father's Day as a dad

Tyler Perry has been a playwright, author, filmmaker, actor and director but his most important role yet is that of Dad.

Perry and his girlfriend Gelila Bekele  welcomed their first child in December. 

Aman Tyler Bekele-Perry was christened in Feburary in a private church his father had built. The baby’s godparents include Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson.

The entertainment mogul celebrated his first Father's Day as a proud papa on Sunday and posted this sweet photo:

Tyler Perry posted this sweet photo of Father's Day celebration!

Perry posted this message along with the photo:

"My Father's Day surprise this morning. I had no idea the joy this little boy would bring and restore to my heart. Being a father is not just a gift, it's a beautiful responsibility and blessing. Happy Father's Day to all the dads that are doing it right, and to all the ones that aren't, it's never too late to try! God bless."

Last week Perry's Atlanta home went on the market for $25 million. He plans to build on a tract of more than 1,000 acres he owns OTP. Presumably there will be plenty of space for a playroom and swing set!

Photos: Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty. More photos :


Perry's home, above, is on the market for $25 million. More photos here.


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