February 16, 2015

Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele Christen Their Son in Their Backyard

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Written by: E'Vonne Gipson
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Tyler Perry, Gelila Bekele, many celebrities, family and friends gathered on February 15, 2015 in Perry’s backyard to christen their son Aman Tyler Perry. Perry decided to christen Aman in the gospel.

Perry had a church built in his backyard in honor of his mother. The church is almost a direct replica of the church his mother grew up in. “I know she was with us in spirit,” said Perry.

Some of many that attended the christening were Pastor Smokie Norful, Jennifer Hudson, VaShawn Mitchell, Yolonda Adams and Bill and Kori Withers.

During the christening the Godparents were recognized. Cicely Tyson and Oprah Winfrey are the Godmothers and Oliver Ripley is the Godfather.


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About the Author

E'Vonne Gipson
E'Vonne Gipson is a senior Mass Communication major at Grambling State University. She is a General Reporter for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite" and also writes and post local news and announcements in the Communications Office for the university. Gipson is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After graduating Gipson’s ultimate goal is to help talented people achieve their goals by gaining exposure through her writing/media and encouragement.