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When one utters the name of Gelila Bekele, we are reminded of the gorgeous model from Ethiopia who has made a name for herself in modeling and film-making. She also is better known as the long-term girlfriend and fiancée of director, producer, actor, and writer, Tyler Perry. There is a lot more about Gelila Bekele about which her fans are unaware of and which would make interesting reading for them!
Gelila Bekele: Birth facts, Parents, Family and Education
Gelila Bekele was born on 4 September 1986 in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. There is no information or other details known about her parents. But her family had shifted to Europe when she was small and just 8 years of age. Her primary school education was carried out in Europe. But for her college, Gelila Bekele had taken admission in the USA educational institution. This was also the time that Gelila Bekele took to modeling as a career.
She has a half-sister called as Anna Wrossetti.
Gelila Bekele: Career and Net Worth
Gelila Bekele had moved to the USA for her college studies. At around the same time in 2006, she entered into the world of modeling. Gelila Bekele was signed with the Ford Models and later she signed with Women (360) Model Management agency which is based in New York and also with the Premium Models in Paris. The latter agency assists her with her European modeling assignments.
Gelila Bekele’s personality and confidence are laudable and she has been fortunate to get the best of brands for modeling. These include Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Levi’s, Diesel, L’Oreal, Pantene, and H & M. Gelila Bekele has also appeared on the covers of various glossy magazines and in various other publications.
Gelila Bekele did not limit herself to modeling. She loves making films and has made numerous documentary films. Her short film of duration 22 minutes and titled ‘Mai: Life is not Honey’ was released in 2015 and it discusses the water crisis in Ethiopia and deals with the impact of educating girls in the society.
She is also an author and her book called ‘Guzo’ was released in 2015. It is a picture book and includes all the photos taken by her f the people and land of Ethiopia. She is also a social activist who voices her opinions firmly and has also done a lot of philanthropic work. Her work is focused on Ethiopia and through Charity Water and Perry Foundation. She earns a decent sum of money but her exact net worth is not known.
The model body
Gelila Bekele has a model body with a height of 5 feet and 9 inches and an appropriate weight for her height. Her figure stats run as 32-25-35 inches and she wears shoe of size 9. She possesses brown hair and brown eyes and her hairs tend to be curly. Her abs and other body muscles are all toned and besides the physical bearing suitable for a model, Gelila Bekele also has the confidence and air around her which inspires people around her to give their best. She is a highly influential person and has done a lot of charitable and humanitarian work for the society.
She is a pure vegan and it is a surprise how she manages to remain fit in spite of traveling a lot and being on a vegan diet. She once said that since some countries have very limited food to cater to the vegan people, she travels with quinoa, almonds, cashews and dried fruit.
Gelila Bekele’s Relationship and Personal Life
Gelila Bekele has been in a relationship with Tyler Perry for a very long time. In 2009, the two have got engaged. On 30 November 2014, Gelila Bekele gave birth to a baby boy named Aman Tyler Perry. Aman’s godmothers are Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson. There have been rumors doing the rounds that Gelila Bekele and Tyler Perry have been secretly married.
These rumors started when someone referred to her as Tyler Perry’s wife and people also noticed a band around Gelila Bekele’s finger which they attributed to being a wedding band. But Tyler Perry had said in May 2013:
“I’m not so sure, with this kind of work ethic, what kind of husband I will be,”
“I don’t know about marriage as much as I do know that I’d be a great father.”