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Tyler Perry: I’m Only Here to ‘Usher’ My Son

12/16/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Tyler Perry Selma premiere
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Tyler Perry has played his fair share of challenging roles — including a female — but his latest project could be his hardest yet.

The actor and director, 45, welcomed son Aman Tyler, with girlfriend Gelila Bekele in November, and the first-time father is still settling into life with his baby boy.

“It’s been two weeks today. It’s been surreal, incredible, moving,” Perry told PEOPLE at the N.Y.C. premiere of Selma, produced by his good friend and colleague, Oprah Winfrey, on Sunday.

He adds, “I see my face in him every day and it’s pretty wonderful.”

And while he’s still learning the ropes of parenthood, there’s one thing Perry is already confident he won’t do: use his award-winning directorial skills on his son.

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Tyler Perry Welcomes Son Aman Tyler

12/04/2014 at 04:11 PM ET

Tyler Perry Girlfriend Welcomes Son
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Tyler Perry is a new dad!

The actor and director, 45, and his longtime girlfriend, model and activist Gelila Bekele, welcomed their first child, son Aman Tyler, on Sunday, Nov. 30, PEOPLE has learned.

“Mom and baby are happy and healthy. Tyler is so excited,” a source tells PEOPLE.

Aman means peace and represents “the true meaning of Thanksgiving and then, of course, the holiday season.”

Although Perry and Bekele found out the sex of their firstborn prior to the delivery, the new dad is ecstatic over the arrival of their son.

“He’s over the moon,” adds the source, referencing Perry’s rocky relationship with his own father.
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Baby on the Way for Tyler Perry

09/25/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Tyler Perry Girlfriend Expecting First Child
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Tyler Perry is about to embark on his most ambitious project yet!

The actor and director, 45, is expecting his first child with his longtime girlfriend, model and activist Gelila Bekele, in late fall, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.

“Tyler is thrilled. He and Gelila are so excited,” a source says. “They’ve got the nursery ready and he’s ready to change diapers.”

“He will make a wonderful father,” a second source adds. “You will never find a more loving, patient, honorable or decent man than Tyler Perry. Any child would be blessed to have him as a father.”
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