Tyler Perry Posts "Midlife Crisis" Selfie, Sharing That He's Single

Monica Chon
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Photo credit: Instagram | @TylerPerry
Photo credit: Instagram | @TylerPerry

From Oprah Magazine

  • On Wednesday December 16, Tyler Perry took to social media to share a rare announcement regarding his private life.

  • Alongside a mirror selfie, the prolific Hollywood filmmaker noted that he was going through a "midlife crisis" and shared he was single.

Ahead of the holidays, Tyler Perry took to social media to reveal that 2020 has ushered in some life challenges.

Posting a mirror selfie in workout clothes, the 51-year-old Hollywood writer, producer, and director shared some rare insight into what has been going on in his private life.

"This is what a midlife crisis looks like," Perry wrote. "I’m 51, single and wondering what the next chapter in my life will look like."

Perry added that he was optimistic about the new year. "Whatever it looks like I’m going to walk with God, be the best father and man I can be, hold my head up high, and try to look my best doing it!!" he continued. "In a world with so much sadness, please try and stay in the good! Merry Christmas and let’s look forward to 2021 bringing us peace!"

Perry, who shares a son with his former longtime partner Gelila Bekele, did not mention any further details.

Meanwhile, fans of the 51-year-old flooded the comments section with supportive messages after Perry's announcement.

One woman wrote: "I’m one month away from 51, too! It is tough to reflect on our life choices. Stay healthy, keep being creative, and march on into the New Year, Tyler!" Some also took the moment to share relationship advice with Perry: "When we are single that is God doing the work to make us whole again. So we don't run to the wrong person...May you find peace and happiness along your way."

Others commented about how good Perry looked in his selfie. "50 where? You look amazing!" wrote one fan, while another joked: "And all I read was SINGLE! 😂😂"

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