Oprah Winfrey and veteran actress Cicely Tyson have been appointed godmothers to Tyler Perry’s baby boy.
The Gone Girl actor and his girlfriend Gelila Bekele held a christening for little Aman Tyler Perry on Sunday, when Winfrey shared photos of herself with Tyson and event performers Yolanda Adams and Jennifer Hudson on Instagram.
On Monday, the proud father shared snaps of the christening’s program on Facebook, revealing Winfrey and Tyson were more than just guests at the religious ceremony, which Perry reveals was held in a specially-built church at his Beverly Hills, California home.
The two stars are listed as godmothers in the program, while his friend Oliver Ripley has been named the tot’s godfather.
Sharing an image of Winfrey posing beside a pool decorated with the baby’s name, Perry writes, “What a special day. Thank you Oprah, Oliver, and Cicely. I know my son has great Godparents. To be born in love is a beautiful thing.”
The filmmaker also uploaded photos of the church, captioning the snaps, “These pictures are from our son’s christening yesterday. Christening him in the gospel. I had this church built in my backyard. It’s almost a direct replica of the one my Mother grew up in. It was in her honor. I know she was with us in spirit. Thank you to all our family and friends for joining us.”