Tyler Perry Welcomes First Child!

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Actor/writer/director and all-around media juggernaut Tyler Perry has welcomed his first child - a son named Aman Tyler Perry.

It is the first child for both Perry and his longtime on, off girlfriend Gelila Bekele.

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele

The notoriously secretive couple kept news of Gelila's pregnancy a secret for most of her term, and it was only in September that the world learned Bekele was pregnant with Perry's child.

That revelation was accompanied by news that Perry and Bekele were planning to get married shortly after she gave birth.

That rumor made sense, given Perry's traditional Christian beliefs, but there's also plenty of reason to think these two will not be headed for the altar any time soon:

Sources have suggested that Perry and Bekele aren't even dating any longer, but have remained close friends and intend to co-parent amicably.

Some have even speculated that Perry's bleak 2013 film Temptation was inspired by his tumultuous relationship with Bekele.

In any event, Perry's career has never been hotter - his Madea character is more popular than ever, and there's even been Oscar buzz surrounding his performance in Gone Girl.

But while 2014 may have been Perry's biggest year ever at the box office, surely he'll best remember it as the year little Aman came into the world. Congrats to Perry and Gelila!

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