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Yolanda Adams, Oprah & Jennifer Hudson Attend Tyler Perry’s Son’s Christening In Backyard Church Service

Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry had his 3-month-old son christened in his backyard church on Sunday.


In a Facebook post on Monday, the 45-year-old acclaimed screenwriter shared photos from Aman Tyler Bekele-Perry’s christening. Friends and family joined Perry and the mother of his child, Gelila Bekele, at his Atlanta home for the special occasion.

Gospel singer and pastor Smokie Norful led the christening alongside other gospel greats, including Yolanda Adams and VaShawn Mitchell. Jennifer Hudson also sang and media mogul Oprah Winfrey was named as one of three of baby Aman’s godmothers.

Winfrey tweeted that the event was “beautiful to witness.”

“These pictures are from our son’s christening yesterday. Christening him in the Gospel,” Perry captioned alongside stunning photos.

One particular shot shows an empty church, which Perry had built in his backyard. He explained the inspiration behind his house of worship.


“I had this church built in my backyard. It’s almost a direct replica of the one my mother grew up in. It was in her honor. I know she was with us in spirit. Thank you to all our family and friends for joining us,” he wrote.

Perry’s mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died in 2009 after a battle with illness. Thursday marked six years since her passing and he honored her in a touching Facebook tribute just days before baby Aman’s christening.

“I remember for the last few years of her life I had run out of birthday gift ideas,” he wrote. “I had given her everything I could. So, every year on her birthday I started sending her flowers. I mean, enough flowers to make the whole house smell like a rose. She would walk from flower to flower taking in the smell. February 12th is a very special day to me.”

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Last month, Perry praised God following the birth of his baby boy alongside a photo of his stunning nursery.

“I have traveled the world trying to find the peace that I have when I’m holding my sleeping son in my arms. God thank you! Amen for Aman. He’s beautiful!!” he shared.

He previously shared his plans to slow down his work load in a bid to focus on fatherhood and be a hands-on father.

“I already have. I slowed down on film for a while and I’m just working on television, which allows me time to be home and slow things down, which is very important right now,” Perry said.

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Celebrated Tyler Perry Known To Many As “Madea” Is Going To Be A DAD

Famous American film director Tyler Perry  known for both creating and performing in drag the Madea character  is going to be a Dad. .  News this week have revealed that the famous director/actor who produces films that major in the gospel genre will soon be a dad, as his model girlfriend of several years, Gelila Bekele, is expecting their first child.

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News of their impending parenthood was kinda revealed at Perry’s recent 45th birthday party in Los Angeles
While the Medea star didn’t announce the news to his guests, he alluded to it during a speech.
“He said he had to start getting used to not getting a lot of sleep, because his life was about to change in a big way,” a guest at the bash tells me. “He said, ‘Some of you know what I’m talking about.'”

Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Perry is known for both creating and performing in drag the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. Perry also creates films, some produced as live recordings of stage plays, and others professionally filmed using full sets and locations with full editing. Perry is estimated to have earned around $75 million by 2008. Many of Perry’s stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as professional films.

During an appearance on Steve Harvey in April 2013, Perry said he wanted to be a dad. “I know I would be a great father,” he said. “I don’t want to work this hard, I don’t want to have all of this and not leave it to my children. I also know, that as hard as I’m working–doing 20 hours a day–now is not the time.”

We wish the couple all the best.

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