Gelila Bekele: Wiki, Age, Married, Relationship Status

Model Gelila Bekele

The American-Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele is best known for being a social activist, humanitarian, Instagram influencer, and documentary filmmaker. The model has been a dedicated champion for the equal rights of young girls in her homeland of Ethiopia as well as internationally.

Moreover, Gelila is also an author and published her novel called Guzo! in 2018.

Gelila Bekele Wiki And Age

Born on September 4, 1986, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Gelila Bekele's age is 35 years. Her star sign is Virgo. The gorgeous model/activist is of Black ethnicity. The activist was raised in the conservative household of her grandmother along with her sister named Anna Rossetti. Gelila's nationality is Ethiopian and she belongs to the black ethnicity. Gelila is said to follow Christianity as her religion.


Marking of #GuzoBook #Hamer as indigenous as am going to get. this incredible place and people are a testimony as many tribes are starting to disappear. image by @danaromanoff Posted by Gelila Bekele on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

At the age of six, Bekele traveled to Europe with her family and later shifted to the United States where she pursued her college degree. Gelila got enrolled at Berkeley's University of California but eventually paused her education after she discovered her passion for modeling.

Gelila Bekele Modeling Career

The activist's modeling career started in 2006 with Ford Models, based in New York and Paris. Gelila has worked with several high and reputed fashion plus beauty campaigns namely Levi’s, Diesel, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Mikimoto, H&M, Pinko, Nespresso, Pantene, and L’oreal.

Additionally, Bekele has also appeared in leading magazines and multiple other publications. The stunning model's curly and long black hair has become her trademark.

Advocate Gelila Bekele

Gelila is an activist who has devoted herself to advocating for the equal rights of girls in Ethiopia as well as globally.


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 Gelila focuses largely on the issues surrounding fundamental rights, access to clean water, and education. She started her career in documentary filming in the year 2013.

Is Gelila Bekele Married? Know Her Husband

The activist isn't married to anyone yet. However, Gelila Bekele dated Tyler Perry from 2007 to 2020. In 2009, the duo even got engaged. However, they never got to marriage. In the course of their relationship, Gelila gave birth to their son Aman Tyler.

Gelila Bekele's ex-fiance Tyler Perry is an entertainment mogul, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. The Couple decided to end their relationship peacefully and separated on December 17, 2020. As of the present. Gelila seems to be single.

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Gelila Bekele Son Aman Tyler

Tyler Perry and his ex-fiancee Gelila Bekele welcomed their son Aman Tyler in December 2014. Perry had revealed to PEOPLE in 2017 that he had learned about Gelila's pregnancy through facetime. 

However, neither Gelila nor Perry have shared the picture of their son on their social media. It seems the duo is intent on keeping the identity of their child hidden from the media spotlight. Despite their split in a relationship, the couple has committed to raising their child as friends. The celebrity child Aman Tyler is presently 7 years old. 

Explore Gelila Bekele's Social Media

The filmmaker is active on Instagram where she has over 114K followers. Gelila is also on Twitter with 8K followers and on Facebook with 36K followers. The activist even has her website.

Net Worth

Gelila Bekele's net worth is estimated to be around $2M. The model has amassed her wealth due to her successful career in modeling as well as filmmaking. Moreover, Gelila also does photoshoots as well as promotion and endorsement of multiple brands.