Tyler Perry Reportedly Expecting First Child with Model Gelila Bekele

Tyler Perry is set to become a first-time father, according to reports.

Perry is said to have announced the news to guests attending his 45th birthday party at his home in Atlanta, Georgia last week.

He did not reveal who the mother of the child is, but he has been linked to Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele for the past five years.

Perry has yet to publicly address the rumors, but he shared photos from his big bash on his Instagram page on Monday as he thanked his famous friends for making it a night to remember.

Taking to the site, he wrote, “I had never thrown myself a birthday party, so for my 45th I wanted to do something special. This is inside the tent where we had a two hour concert. Jennifer Holliday, Desiree Coleman Jackson, Tevin Campbell, Ledisi, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, Mary Mary, LeAnn Rimes, Yolanda Adams, Rachelle Ferrell and Stevie Wonder brought the house down. It was a night I’ll never forget.

“Thanks to all of them for making this night special for me. My next party will be at 50. Gonna mark it every 5 years. A celebration in thanks to God for my life.”

A representative for Perry, who turned 45 on September 14, had yet to respond to requests for a comment.