By the time you hear about Tyler Perry getting married, it will probably be old news.
The entertainment mogul, who covers the March 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, has been linked to different women over the years. He’s even admitted to a pregnancy scare in a past relationship.
Most recently, rumors have circulated that he’s engaged to a model named Gelila Bekele. Tyler neither confirmed nor denied the rumors, but he did make it clear that he is very happily taken.
“Listen, I’m very much in love. I’m very much in love. And she loves me,” Tyler shared without identifying his lady by name or stating how serious the relationship is. He keeps the details of his personal life private to keep some aspect of his world from the public eye. “I don’t talk about it. We don’t talk about it. And it’s just that if I give that up, I don’t have anything else.”
In fact, the multi-hyphenated entertainer said that he intends to keep his private life so quiet that no one should be surprised if he just pops up with family one day. “I swear to you,” Tyler told S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown, “I will be married and probably have kids before anybody knows it.”
Tyler credits a visit to “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” where he talked about the abuse in his past, with his ability to open himself up more to people.
“It allowed me to feel like I wasn’t an awful person,” Tyler told S2S. “I wasn’t dirty. That I deserved to be loved and I can love.”
His appearance on “Oprah” also allowed him a chance to run into an old flame in Chicago that he might never have crossed paths with again otherwise.
“About four or five months ago, I ran into an ex of mine. We were crazy in love. It was crazy, crazy love between the two of us. It was insane,” Tyler said. “We had a conversation after the ‘Oprah’ thing and everything. And it was healing for both of us because I know that, had I not done the show, she and I probably would have never spoken again.”