Tyler Perry & Girlfriend Welcome Son

By Parish Hodges  |  12/05/2014

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele

Actor/film producer Tyler Perry is a dad.

According to E! News, he and model girlfriendĀ Gelila Bekele welcomed a baby boy in late November, named Aman.

At his birthday bash on September 22, Perry announced to his loved ones that he and Bekele were expecting. Earlier this year at the New York premiere of Gone Girl, Perry accidentally revealed the sex of his child to Extra.

When asked what kind of father he hopes to be, Perry responded: "The greatest gift I'm being given right now is the opportunity to give the little boy in me everything I never had, so that's what I'm excited about. This beautiful human being that God has allowed to come into my life for me to get to know, because they come with their own personalities, who they are, to shepherd and usher him..."

Bekele's friends took to Twitter to share some news about the little bundle of joy. "I'm on a natural high right now and I don't think I'm coming down anytime soon," a pal wrote, but has since deleted. "Life is incredible. Wow. The love of my life has finally arrived... Auntie is the best title I've ever been given."