Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele (Photo Credit: Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Tyler Perry and girlfriend Gelila Bekele are expecting their first child.

According to Us Weekly, the actor and director announced the news at his 45th birthday party at his home in Atlanta, Ga.

As stated by sources, Perry was so overwhelmed with joy he decided to share his big news in front of 100 closet friends and family. Of those in attendance were Jennifer Holliday, Tevin Campbell, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan and LeAnn Rimes.

To top off the night, Steve Wonder serenaded the crowd with his rendition of the “Happy Birthday” song.

The couple has been together for five years.

Bekele is an Ethiopian model, humanitarian and social activists. She has graced several beauty campaigns including Pantene Pro-V and L’Oreal, to name a few.

Congrats to the beautiful and very talented couple!

Check out our gallery to see more photos of the mom-to-be Gelila Bekele!

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