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Gelila Bekele Biography

Updated On 15 Jul, 2018 Published On 11 Apr, 2016
Gelila Bekele
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Facts of Gelila Bekele

Date of Birth :
Age : 33 years old
Family Name : Bekele
Birth Country : Ethiopia
Birth Sign : Virgo
Name Gelila Bekele
Birth Name Gelila Bekele
Birth Place/City Addis Ababa
Profession Model,actress, activist,and humanitarian
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Net Worth $400 million
Famous for Full
Affair with Tyler Perry
Children 1 child

Relationship short Statistics of Gelila Bekele

What is Gelila Bekele marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): In Relation
How many children does Gelila Bekele have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Gelila Bekele having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Gelila Bekele Lesbian ? No

She is a stunning Ethiopian model, humanitarian and social activist, who is known for her work with Ford Models. Till now she has appeared on several ad campaigns like Colgate, Levi's, Pantene, L'oreal and has appeared in Lucky, Allure, Essence, Marie Claire and various fashion magazines. Her modeling career started, after a scout for Ford Models noticed her in her native country.

Early Life

Gelila Bekele was born on September 4, 1986, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the birth sign of Virgo. She was raised along with her sister, Anna Wrossetti.

As per her nationality, she is Ethiopian/American and belongs to the Black-American ethnicity. She spent most of her childhood days in Addis Ababa and later shifted to America and Europe pursuing her modeling career.


Gelila Bekele started her professional model since 2006 with Ford Models in Paris and New York in her early 20s. Currently, she represented by  Women (360), Model Management (New York), and Premium Models (Paris).

Gelila endorses several beauty products including Levi’s, Diesel, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, H&M, Pinko, Pantene, and L’Oreal. Besides this, she featured in a various leading fashion magazine.


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In 2009, she appeared in the movie, Full along with Dino Antoniou and others. She also enrolled in a documentary filmmaking and released her first film, Mai: Life is not Honey in 2015. She launched her book, Guzo! in 2016 which based on the daily lives of native Ethiopians.

Besides modeling, she is also a humanitarian and social activist.

Personal Life

Gelila Bekele is unmarried but she is in a romantic relationship with her longtime boyfriend, Tyler Perry. They have been together since 2009.

Tyler Perry and girlfriend Gelila Bekele, Source: Daily Mail

Her boyfriend is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and songwriter. He announced that he was going to be a father on his 45th birthday celebration.

The duo is proud parents of a son, Amen Perry who was born on November 30, 2014. Currently, the couple resides in Atlanta along with her partner and son.

Above all, the pair tries their best to keep their romance and future wedding plans to themselves. 

Net Worth

Gelila Bekele has an estimated net worth is $600 million. In 2017, Bekele and her boyfriend moved to a $14.5 million house in Beverly Hills, California.

The couple owned a lavishing car, Rolls Royce ($120K). Her boyfriend, Tyler Perry also has a private jet costing $125 million. 

Gelila Bekle Interview at Seifu show check out the video,

Gelila Bekele Affairs

  1. First Affair with Tyler Perry

    An American actor, director, screenwriter and songwriter, Perry is the long time dated boyfriend of the gorgeous Gelila.

Gelila Bekele Children

SON : Aman Tyler Perry

Father: Tyler Perry

He is the only child born to Gelila, who is very well mannered and adorable.

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