Gelila Bekele is an Ethiopian model, social activist, author, and filmmaker. She started her modeling career with Ford Models during her freshman year. As of now, Bekele has worked with top modeling agencies like Model Management and Paris-based Premium Models. She is an active social worker working for girl’s/women’s Rights in Ethiopia. In that context, she has made a few films on spreading words about her works and one of them is ‘Mai: Life is not Honey.
Furthermore, she is the ex-fiance of the American actor and filmmaker, Tyler Perry. Additionally, Perry was listed in the 2013 Forbes list as the highest-paid man in the entertainment industry making $130 million. Additionally, as an author, she has published a book named Guzo that sketches the Ethiopian tribes and cultures.
Caption: Gelila Bekele split from her longtime boyfriend Tyler Perry
Gelila Bekele: Bio, Family, Career
The Ethiopian model was born on 4 September 1986 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has not revealed information on her father and mother on the net. She has a sister Anna Wrossetti whose much information not available. The model has a nationality of Ethiopia and follows Christianity.
She relocated to the United States after spending some years in Europe and later admitted to UC Berkeley. During her freshman year, she scouted and signed to a modeling agency ‘Ford Models’ as well. Under the agency, she has modeled for top brands including Pantene, Diesel, and Tory Burch. To continue her modeling career, she decided to drop out of university.
Besides her modeling career, she is also a social activist and active charity worker. She revealed that her interest in charity work rises because of her upbringing in Addi Ababa. She has involved in charity works like water short and women’s rights in Ethiopia. Bekele is also an advocate for young girls to get equal opportunities in their homeland as well as globally.
Gelila Bekele: Personal Life & Husband
Moving toward her personal life, she has not married yet and not linked up with anyone at the moment. However, she was in a long time relationship with the actor Tyler Perry as mentioned above. Furthermore, the duo first met at a Prince concert in 2007 and started to date in 2009 after a few meetings. Then they had engaged in each other and assumed to marry secretly as well.
She has given birth to a son Aman Tyler Perry on 30 November 2014 with her ex-fiance Perry. As of December 2020, the couple has split and parted their own ways. Moreover, the report says that the couple had an on-off relationship before having their son. Anyway, there isn’t much information about their separation in the media.
Caption: Gelila Bekele and ex-partner Tyler Perry
Gelila Bekele: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The model has a net worth estimated at around $2 million from her career in the entertainment industry. Her main source of income is from modeling and endorsements. And she has also emerged as an author, photographer, and filmmaker.
The model has personal and verified accounts on different social media platforms. On Instagram, she has a handle @gelila.bekele with 107k followers. She has a Twitter account @iamgelilabekele with more than 8k followers. She has a Facebook account under her name with more than 63k followers.
Gelila Bekele: Body Measurements
She has an hourglass and impressive body that stands to a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters. Her perfect body measures 33-24-35 inches and weighs around 58 kg. She has black eyes color and brown hair color.