Gelila Bekele Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Jul, 2018
Facts of Gelila Bekele
Date of Birth: 1986 , September-4
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: Ethiopia
Name Gelila Bekele
Birth Name Gelila Bekele
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Addis Ababa
Ethnicity Black
Profession Model,actress, activist,and humanitarian
Net Worth $400 million
Famous for Full
Affair with Tyler Perry
Children 1 child
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Gelila Bekele is an Ethiopian actress, model, activist, and humanitarian. She is mostly known for her role in the movie Full.

Gelila has appeared in Various runway shows and also involved in numerous advertisement campaigns. In 2016, she released her first book Guzo- based on the lives of people of her home country Ethiopia.

She has been dating American actor, Tyler Perry since 2009 and shares a son named Aman Tyler. She resides in Mulholland Estates, a gated community in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Early Life And Education Of Gelila Bekele

Gelila was born on September 4, 1986, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She spent most her life shuttling between Europe and the United States with her sister named, Anna Wrossetti. Regarding her nationality and ethnicity, she is a black American ethnicity and of Ethiopian/ American nationality.

Gelila always dreamt of being a model since her childhood and it didn’t take long for her to start a modeling career.

Gelila Bekele's Professional career

The Full actress Gelila Bekele began her career in 2006 working with Ford models in New York and Paris. She is currently represented by Women (360) Model Management (New York), and Premium Models (Paris).

Gelila is featured in several beauty campaigns including those for Levi’s, Diesel, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, H&M, Pinko, Pantene and L’Oreal, and has appeared in leading magazines and numerous other publications.

Gelila has devoted some of her time to aiding people in Ethiopia, as well as globally, through her charity involvements focusing mainly on the issue of fundamental resources, particular access to clean water and education.

Apart from her involvement in the beauty campaigns and charity works, she has also worked in some movies which have provided her a good recognition as an actress. She made her appearance as Mulunesh in the movie Full in 2009 where she starred alongside Dino Antoniou, Gelila Bekele, Mulugeta Sex work and others.

Along with acting in the movie, she is presently pursuing her passion as a documentary filmmaker and in this field. Her recent release was Mai: Life is not Honey which she released in 2015.

Gelila is also the author of the book Guzo! (2016), which documents the daily lives of native Ethiopians.

Gelila Bekele's Net Worth

Gelila has good earnings from her acting and modeling career. She is yet to disclose her net worth, however, her boyfriend Tyler's net worth is around $600 million. In 2017, Tyler and Bekele moved to a $14.5 million house in Beverly Hills, California.

The couple has a lavish car manufactured by Rolls Royce ($120K). Perry also has a private jet of $125 million. 

Gelila Bekele's Personal Life

Gelila Bekele is unmarried. However, she has a boyfriend for a long time. She is currently dating Tyler Perry and the duo has been together since 2009. Her boyfriend, Tyler Perry is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and songwriter. Gelila's husband, Tyler currently resides in Atlanta.

In 2014, the couple revealed that they were going to have a child. Bekele gave birth to a son name Amen on November 30, 2014. They have not shared their wedding. 

Gelila and Tyler have not shared the photo of their son in the social media. Tyler revealed that he wants to keep his son away from the world of social media. He even told that his son is not personally famous.