Gelila Bekele


Birthday September 4, 1986

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Age 37 years old

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Ethiopian model and civil rights activist who has appeared on the covers of magazines like Marie Claire, Essence, and Allure.

Before Fame

She started modeling early on in her life, after a scout for Ford Models noticed her in her native country of Ethiopia.


She has been a noted humanitarian since becoming a recognizable figure, and has been associated with charitable organizations like Charity: Water and A Glimmer of Hope.

Family Life

She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She began a relationship with Tyler Perry in 2009 and in 2014, she and Perry welcomed a son named Aman. In late 2020, she and Perry broke up. 

Associated With

Both she and wrestler Rena Mero have modeled for cosmetics brand L'Oreal.