She is also an advocate for women empowerment and emancipation.
She was actively part of the Women’s March in Washington DC and has also continued to give to the education of Ethiopian girls.
The couple, for reasons best known to them, decided not to get married.
The supermodel is currently affiliated with the following modelling agencies: Model Management (New York), Premium Models (Paris) and W360 (New York). In 2009, she was featured alongside Dino Antoniou in a movie titled The book is an exposé into the way of life, culture, religious beliefs, occupations, traditions, and customs of the major six tribes in Ethiopia.
These tribes include the Hamar tribe, the Tigray tribe, the Afar tribe, the Raya tribe, the Harrar tribe and the Lasta Lalibela tribe.
This was made possible by a modelling agency called Ford Models, who noticed her modelling potential while she was still in Ethiopia and her exploits with them took her to Paris and New York.
Gelila has gone on to be featured in several premium magazines and has had endorsement deals with prominent brands like Levi’s, Diesel, Michael Kors, H&M, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Pinko, L’oreal, Colgate, and Pantene.
Gelila is a mother and a faithful spouse, making her (in my opinion) a superwoman whose character and achievements should be emulated by female youths all over the world.
The 31-year-old Ethiopian epitome of beauty was born on the 4 of September, 1986 in the beautiful city of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and naturally, the cultural and commercial hub.
On the 30 of November 2014, Gelila and Tyler were blessed with a bouncing baby boy named Aman Tyler Perry.
Gelila and Tyler have decided to keep their son away from social media and more so, the eyes of the public.
Gelila Bekele has never been married, though she has a son with longtime boyfriend, Tyler Perry.
Born on the 13 of September 1969, Tyler Perry is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, and songwriter. Madea is an on-screen character created and portrayed by him in several of the Madea movie sequels.
Her goal is to showcase the rich cultural heritage of her people while also contributing her quota in the quest to enhance the standard of living of the Ethiopian people.