Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele welcome first baby — find out his seasonally appropriate name

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele

For fun, we occasionally substitute actors or actress’ most popular character names for the real person’s name. That being said… Madea is a dad!

People confirmed today that Tyler Perry, 45, and girlfriend Gelila Bekele, 28, welcomed a son named Aman Tyler Perry on Sunday, Nov. 30. A source close to the family explained the baby’s first name means peace, which is “the true meaning of Thanksgiving and then, of course, the holiday season.”

Tyler and Gelila, his girlfriend of 5+ years, announced they were expecting in September. A source said at that time that Tyler will undoubtedly “make a wonderful father.” The insider added, “You will never find a more loving, patient, honorable or decent man than Tyler Perry. Any child would be blessed to have him as a father.”

In lieu of gifts, the new parents asked family and friends to make donations to Charity Water, which provides safe drinking water in developing countries.

Congratulations to the family!

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