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Gelila Bekele

Gelila Bekele

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Full Name: Gelila Bekele
Birth Date: September 4, 1986
Age: 33 years
Gender: Female
Profession: Actress, Model
Country: Ethiopia
Horoscope: Virgo
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
DatingTyler Perry
Net Worth$ 400 k
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Body Size32-25-35 inches
Birth PlaceEthiopia
StatusIn a realtionship
SiblingsAnna Wossetti
KidsAman Tyler Perry
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Known as an Ethiopian model and social worker.

How much is Gelila Bekele Net Worth and Salary?

Bekele is doing well financially because of the endorsement deals she has been able to land in the course of her modeling career. Gelila has an estimated net worth to be around $400 thousand. However, she has not revealed her actual salary as she charges.

This explains why the couple can afford to buy a lavish house in Beverly Hills, California for 14.5 million USD and also own a Rolls Royce as well as a private jet worth 125 million USD. She and Tyler are renowned humanitarian philanthropists and have given millions of dollars to charity.

Moreover, 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.

Who is Gelila Bekele Boyfriend? Son

Past relationships of Gelila Bekele yet not known. She has not talked about her love life and past boyfriends in any of her interviews. She involved in a relationship with Tyler Perry, an American actor since 2007. Although she yet not married, the couple has a child, a boy from the relationship. Gelila gave birth to her 1st child son Aman Tyler Perry at age 28 on November 30, 2014.

Gelila Bekele with Tyler Perry
Caption: Gelila Bekele with Tyler Perry

The future of their relationship has not been explained by any of them and no rumors regarding their marriage can be found. They yet not involved in any extramarital affairs. She succeeded in maintaining a good public image and has not been involved in controversies of any sort as of now.

Early Life 

Gelila Bekele was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 4, 1986. As of 2020, her age is 34 years old under the zodiac sign Virgo. She has a sister named Anna Wossetti.

Gelila holds an Ethiopian nationality and belongs to an Ethiopian ethnic background. She always dreams of being a model since her childhood and it didn’t take long for her to start a modeling career.

Body Measurement (Height and Weight)

Gelila Bekele has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and average weight. Her body stats are 32-25-35 inches. She has black curly hair and brown eyes.


Initially, Gelila worked with Ford Models. Her involvement with the modeling company helped her a lot as she then appeared in numerous beauty campaigns including ‘Pantene’,  ‘L’Oreal’, ‘Levi’s’. She involved in various ad campaigns for these companies.

She has also appeared in numerous fashion magazines including ‘Glamour; ‘Marie Claire’, ‘Allure’, ‘Lucky’ and ‘Essence’. Her appearance in the campaigns has made her recognized far and wide. Her long and curly hair has been her trademark for several years.

The supermodel affiliated with the following modeling agencies: Model Management (New York), Premium Models (Paris) and W360 (New York).

Gelila Bekele at awrad function
Caption: Gelila Bekele at the award function

She can also boast of some filmography credits. In 2009, she featured alongside Dino Antoniou in a movie titled Full. Gelila is a filmmaker and a certified one at that. Afterward, Gelila released her first and only film so far in 2015 and it is titled, Mai: Life is not Honey which is a short film addressing the global issue of lack of water.

Social work

Apart from her acting and modeling career, Gelila has also been an eminent figure in social works and humanitarian works. She has been supporting numerous charity works as a philanthropist and spends most of her time working to help the people of the third world nations by uplifting their living standards.

Moreover, she is an active activist for ‘Charity: water’ and other numerous projects that help people in need around the world. Through her charitable works, Gelila has been a role model for numerous people and people often praise her for her involvement in these projects.