While walking NY Film Festival red carpet for ‘Gone Girl,’ Tyler Perry confirms he’ll be a dad

By , on September 27, 2014


Tyler Perry. Photo by Sgt. Michael Connors / Wikimedia Commons.
Tyler Perry. Photo by Sgt. Michael Connors / Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK—Tyler Perry confirms he’s going to be a dad.

Rumours have circulated that the 45-year-old Perry and girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, were expecting a child. But Perry had not made a public statement.

When asked about the prospects Friday at the opening night of the New York Film Festival, Perry responded cheerfully.

“Good, good. We’re good. Very happy. She’s excited, I’m excited so we’re very happy,” Perry told The Associated Press.

Perry was walking the red carpet for his latest film, “Gone Girl,” based on the bestselling novel.

Directed by David Fincher, the film also stars Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike.