The partnership was largely for the purposes of bringing scripted television to the OWN network, Perry having had previous success in this department.As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father's beatings.
Aman means peace in Arabic, with Perry feeling his baby boy’s name reflects, “the true meaning of Thanksgiving and then, of course, the holiday season.” Perry and Bekele, asked that in lieu of gifts for their newborn, a donation be made to Charity Water, a non-profit organization that supplies safe and clean water to developing nations and has helped over 2.5 million people since its inception in 2006.
Christian Hollywood film producer Tyler Perry is facing criticism from his fans for not practicing the faith he preaches after he announced that he's expecting a child out of wedlock with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, a 28-year-old Ethiopian model.
Just nine years ago when his star began rising in Hollywood, Perry declared when asked about his faith in an online interview that: "It is extremely important.
Perry has also created several television shows, his most successful of which is Tyler Perry's House of Payne, a show that ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012.
On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network.