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Tyler Perry Opens Up About Fatherhood and His Son's Famous Godmothers on 'The Real'

Tyler Perry Opens Up About Fatherhood and His Son's Famous Godmothers on 'The Real'
'The Real'

We’ve got the scoop on Tyler Perry’s upcoming appearance on “The Real.”

Perry, who wears many hats, from producer to director to actor, revealed what it is like to take on the role of new dad.

Speaking of his one-year-old baby boy Aman with model Gelila Bekele, he revealed, “All the clichés are real. He really has changed my life. He’s so beautiful and strong and amazing. And he’s a… healer for me, 'cause I look at him and see myself as a little boy. And I’m able to give him all the love and all the things that I never had. It’s really amazing. It’s amazing."

Aman has two very famous godmothers: Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson!


What’s Oprah like as a godmother? He teased “not bad,” adding, “Cicely Tyson is his godmother, too, so I have to say that or she’ll get me. We’ve got great godparents.”

Tyler also revealed the best advice Oprah has given him. “I think the best advice she’s given me is about just living in the moment. Just be present in what is going on in your life. For me, I just want to make sure that I’m enjoying it as much as I can. And that’s what is so important, you have to enjoy it. If you spend your time wondering and complaining about this and why this isn’t right and that isn’t right, you're just wasting your time. Just celebrate where you are.”

Watch the entire interview on January 19. Click here for local listings.

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