News Tyler Perry Welcomes First Child By Meredith B. Kile 3:35 PM PST, December 4, 2014 Photo: Getty Images Actor and producer Tyler Perry has welcomed his first child with longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele, a source confirms to ET. The couple are the proud parents to son Aman, who was born Sunday, Nov. 30. ET confirmed the couple was expecting back in September, and the 45-year-old Perry talked to Steve Harvey last year about his desire to be a father. "I know I would be a great father," Perry told the talk-show host. "I don't want to work this hard. I don't want to have all of this and not leave it to my children." VIDEO: Inside Tyler Perry's Atlanta Studios Perry, who recently starred in blockbuster thriller Gone Girl, is now worth an estimated $400 million, but he talked to ET about growing up in poverty in the video below. Follow Meredith B. Kile on Twitter at @em_bee_kay.