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Tyler Perry Reveals He Almost Became A "Baby Daddy" In The August 2011 Issue Of "EBONY"

In the latest issue of EBONY Magazine, Tyler Perry opens up about the three most impactful events in his life over the past few years.  Oh, and he talks about a the slip up that almost made him a baby daddy. No, for real.  Get the deets inside......

 

Tyler Perry covers the August 2011 "Black Wealth Issue" of EBONY where he reveals his definition of wealth saying,

 "I've always been wealthy because I had a tremendous amount of love from my mother. She didn't have much, but she gave me Jesus."

Reflecting on his life, Tyler opened up about the 3 significant events in recent years that profoundly changed him.  He said the first was that he turned 40 in September 2009.  Then he lost his mother Willie Maxine Perry. And lastly, he
appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in December 2010 where he shared details about the sexual abuse he endured and the beatings/mental abuse by his father.

He added that he waited until his mother's passing before revealing the abuse.

"When my mother took her last breath, I was able to take my first because I would not be a source of pain for her as long as she was alive," he said. I didn't know how liberating it would be to sit in the pain of the moment, feel it, allow myself to squeeze it as hard as I could then let it go".

 

He also revealed that he is no longer angry at Spike Lee and will never be critical of him again.

"Because I saw his children and forgot that the man has kids," he said. "I'm gonna be more respectful of him and his family". "I believe Spike can do what he does and I can do what I do. We both have a voice and very different experiences in life. There's room for more than one of us in every industry, and the moment we embrace that as a society, we can get past all this stuff".

 

Then Tyler dropped a bomb and revealed in the issue that he almost became a baby daddy:

 "Back in December" he began "when we thought we were having a kid, I got overwhelmed. "We" (the interviewer asked) Is there a woman in your life? "Yeah" he responded--smiling yet no elaborating. He says, "she is really, really special. It's the longest relationship I've been in, largely because I don't feel any kind of marry-me-now pressure from her".

 

The fact this "mystery woman" of his is still such a damn mystery for this long is making me think....nevermind.

I can see the next movie now, "MaDea Become A Mid-Wife." Check out Tyler's issue on stands now. 

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All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

All Iam gonna say is back off

All Iam gonna say is back off of T.P and quit judging Tyler he 's been through he'll and back from his child hood and he doing well for himself and others so leave him alone he's a great guy :|
AC's picture

well i kinda agree with the

well i kinda agree with the saying that being gay and keeping it on the goddam down low if hes gay the who cares i mean if the man got 5 differents homes with 5 women living in the muthfuckers then the sumbitch aint gay dont ya think the ugly baster just a player he got money and women will holla they dont give a fuck about how he looks they looking at the goddam money and he stated that he dont think that he could be a one women man .......what eva tyler.
Anonymous's picture

His comments are no big deal

His comments are no big deal if they are true. If they are a means to shift attention from his sexuality then I feel very sorry for him. I wish him the best. I believe he is talented and worthy of happiness and PRIVACY.
Lin's picture

MMMMMMMMMMMHMMMMMMMMMMMM.....

MMMMMMMMMMMHMMMMMMMMMMMM.....sure. Most people know, he is on the DL. He's gay. Babies dont get made from booty sex, come one now. He needs to quit frontin!!!
Nina's picture

Like you all know! Okay how

Like you all know! Okay how many of you have he slept with? I will only say a man is gay if 1. he admits it, and 2. if I have had a sexual encounter from him or i know personally. All of you are speculating and don't know *hit. So stop hating on the man because of his success. And why would you care he is a celebrity don't you people have better things to do. Seeing is believing and unless I see a man tagges on his shoulder.. I not believing rumors.
Anonymous's picture

U are so right he need to

U are so right he need to stop hiding
Fat pussy's picture

Tyler needs to stop. And he

Tyler needs to stop. And he should be ashamed of himself to be 41 years old and not practicing safe sex. Always preaching that these girls out here need to lock it down! And whoever the girl is seems to be stupid as hell. Why would you want to be a statistic? If she was good enough to lay down with and you were scared she was pregnant, then why isn't she good enough to marry? Somebody needs to bring him down a couple 100 notches.
Stop the TomFoolery's picture

PLEASSSE! Like you perfect.

PLEASSSE! Like you perfect. You need to be brought down some notches. It's easy to criticize when you don't show your face. I WISH I could see some of your butterfinger faces and catch a whiff of your beat-up lives. Stop hatin and being so DAMN nosy, critical, judgmental. GET A LIFE!!
Lin's picture

Cheekbones too deep for me,

Cheekbones too deep for me, he looks creepy. Bad picture. What's the big secret? Is he ashamed to say he has a girlfriend, and whats her name? If she's so special, then why hide her? I don't understand. Is he ashamed to be with her? Or him? And yes, he is a little too old to refer to himself as a baby daddy. That's ghetto. How about a FATHER???
Anonymous's picture

He did not refer to himself

He did not refer to himself as a "baby daddy." The person who wrote this article did. He just mention that, "We thought we were having a baby." And maybe the woman he's dating told him that she did not want to be with him for the spotlight and is chosing to be anonymous.
callaspade's picture

People who live in glass

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Because a person is sexually abused doesn't mean that they are "GAY" I know, I was abused but I have no desire to be with someone of my gender; I tend to keep to myself and have a somewhat active sexual life with the opposite gender a person whom none of my family have met and only the friends who introduced us know/knew is going on but yet my family tend to think I'm "Gay" and I don't feel the need to have to prove to them or anyone else that I'm not "Gay. Tyler does not have to prove to anyone weather he is gay or not, if someone is saying that he is then let them prove it or else shut-up. Then there are those who are jealous of the man because of whose he is, and let us not forget those who would hope he would admit to being "GAY' with the hope that they can get him and there grubby hands in his pockets; dream on. Leave this man alone and go out and make your fortune and stop hating on this man you hateful, nasty, jealous bastards.
Anonymous's picture

Oh ur gay alrite. It's

Oh ur gay alrite. It's evident even thru this email... Lol
Anonymous's picture

IAGREE HE HAS A PRIVATE LIFE

IAGREE HE HAS A PRIVATE LIFE WHY DONT U BE INNHIS SHOES AND SEE HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Anonymous's picture

Ummm abused or not he is

Ummm abused or not he is still GAY....the man enjoys dressing up as a woman more than being himself.....I'm pretty sure he is gay lol
Anonymous's picture

totally agree.

totally agree.
Anonymous's picture

I find the comments

I find the comments interesting, given that not one person voicing the speculations they believe to be reality, actually knows Tyler Perry or has any insight as to what actually happens in his personal life. He took a created character and got rich from it. No one should be angry about that. Jealous, more than likely, but he did a great job of selling his schtick. Best to stop talking about what you know absolutely nothing about.
E_Joyce's picture

i agree.

i agree.
ashleigh's picture

I really wish Tyler Perry

I really wish Tyler Perry would just shut up! He is really out there,yeah I guess he does sport a woman on his arms and certain events. That's just to throw everyone off. When you see him with these women,he stiff and uncomfortable,why? Because he knows it's all a sham. Just like Queen Latifah wants everyone to believe she's straight,please. In all the years she's been around, you haven't seen her one time with a man. But she's hugged with a woman on vacation. Tyler,it's better to keep your mouth closed and thought a fool,than to open it and prove that you are.
QueenB's picture

Tyler Perry is tormenting

Tyler Perry is tormenting himself. No one expects him to be heterosexual, so he really is free to continue to live as a 'bachelor' if he chooses to. Creating the drama of a mystery woman and an 'almost pregnancy' is unfortunate. No heterosexual over the age of 30 boasts about almost pregnancies, because they would have probably experienced enough of them to learn to take proper precautions. By this age, either you're pregnant or you're not. Tyler doesn't have to come out as far as I'm concerned, but this act is starting to get out of control.
Anonymouse's picture

Seriously, Tyler Perry has

Seriously, Tyler Perry has quite an imagination. First he was sexually abused, then he was abused mentally, and now he almost became a "baby daddy." What's next, claiming you have a bit of "thug" in you because you almost went to jail. This man is such a fraud. What grown forty-something year old man today really still say "baby daddy?" And why would you even say it like that, as if you and this woman just met and she tried to get pregnant? Such a fraud.
tellmeaboutit's picture

I didn't know that it was a

I didn't know that it was a secret that he was dating someone. There have been pictures, recent pictures, of him and his girlfriend attending various events circulating. If i'm not mistaken his girlfriend is a model.
Anonymous's picture

Your absolutely correct she

Your absolutely correct she is a model. However, the case I really dont care either way if hes gay or staight. I love his movies and TV shows, the man has done very well for himself. I hope he continues to make plenty more in the future. As for Queen Latefa' shes a wonderful actress and was a great rapper in her day as well who cares her sexuality. There are more important things in the world to worry about rather than someones sexuality. Worry about your own people!!!!
Anonymously's picture

I agree...its noneya..(None

I agree...its noneya..(None ya damn business)...and when it comes to his personal life..he owes no one an explanation but himself and his significant other. As for Spike Lee, I agree with Tyler..there's room for both Spike and Tyler...instead of berating and beating down each other (crabs in a barrel mentality) we should be happy that both are providing jobs (for us) in America instead of in India and elsewhere! Keep them coming..Tyler and Spike..
BombquishaDavis's picture

Almost became a baby daddy,

Almost became a baby daddy, yeah right! The only way he almost became a baby daddy is if men are getting pregnant now, and if they are, let me know, I would love to pop off a few guys. LMAO! Tyler Perry needs to come clean. Who has ever heard of a heterosexual relationship being so secretive? If he is heterosexual, why does he always have to refer to his significant other as woman or female? i mean, wouldn't u just say, my girl, girlfriend, lady. He is full of something and it is not what many might think it is.
Sexy Dee's picture

lmao madea please!

lmao madea please!
mon's picture

So Tyler...you are not

So Tyler...you are not practicing safe sex? hmmmmm
lockstress's picture

i just saw chris brown's ass

i just saw chris brown's ass at http://kelsnetwork.blogspot.com/ .... he is so hottt
jane's picture

Tyler is a gentleman for the

Tyler is a gentleman for the ages. There are so few gentlemen left in black America as so many yearn to be thugs and ganstas. Love him. I truly think it was classy of him to rise above Spike Lee's pettiness and get up out of Spikes mudbath for the sake of his family. Dang shame Spike never thought of his family before initiating his mud slings. Finally, I dont blame him for allowing his lady friend to remain annonymous. These bloggers and people on the net are not genuinely happy for him. They just want something to pick apart. Rise up my brother.
Anonymous's picture

Well said. Spike Lee is past

Well said. Spike Lee is past his prime and you can't sling mud without getting some on you. Also, at least Tyler would not be dead beat dad. Has anyone thought that maybe his girlfriend suffered a miscarriage? Live and let live. It just doesn't make sense to keep putting someone down when you don't know the whole story. Find some business of your own to mind.
Anonymous's picture

well said!

well said!
ashleigh's picture

To me Spike raised some

To me Spike raised some genuinely good points about what kind of projects get financed in Hollywood. Tyler, "your gentleman" and Christian, told him to go to hell. That was completely out of pocket. It's not about picking apart a brotha, but Tyler isn't always the gentleman.
SweetDivaT's picture

And neither was Jesus when He

And neither was Jesus when He (Jesus) threw all the money changers out of the temple. OK... So where is it written, that we can't get upset. Pleaseeeeeee... Get a life.
Anonymous's picture

While I respect your

While I respect your submission, let it also be noted that he also said he would never engage in that behavior concerning Spike Again, because of the respect he has for his family. We focus so heavily on people messups that we miss their come ups...just saying
Anonymous's picture

Professing to being a

Professing to being a Christian doesn't = professing to be perfect
sista2sista's picture

Tyler Perry is a class act

Tyler Perry is a class act and a gentleman. Keep doing it your way TP!
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Anonymous's picture

Tyler Perry is NOT gay. If he

Tyler Perry is NOT gay. If he was, he has zero shmae in hiding it!! Just because a man can relate to women and is sensitive doesn't make him gay. He was raised by 2 women!!!!! What does being "GAY" have 2 do with his success anyways??? Anyways, CONGRATS 2 Tyler Perry and God loves him.
Anonymous's picture

Um...................interest

Um...................interesting. Can't get past the foolery that Tyler finds this very special because she doesn't pester him about marraige. She almost gave birth to his baby, which he seemed to have wanted, but he's in no rush to marry her and she isn't either so that fact alone sets her apart and is the reason this is his longest running relationship?! Whatevah NEGRO. SMH at the foolishness. It's your longest running male/female relationship because SHE DOESN'T MIND BEING YOUR BEARD. Plain and simple. Keep it moving.
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