A model with excellence and even better human being, Gelila Bekele leads an example. She has always been associated with social causes and has actively involved with the welfare of the underprivileged child rights, health, women, poverty, and social development.
Gelila, an Ethiopian model, has appeared on the cover of the magazines like Marie Claire, Essence, and Allure. Gelila, who started modeling at a very young age, has been featured in global brands like Levi’s, Diesel, Michael Kors, H&M, Pantene and many more are on the list.
Being a model by profession, Gelila has used her public status as a humanitarian who works for the welfare of society. She has been a recognizable figure in the society and has allied with philanthropic organizations like ‘Charity: Water and a Glimmer of Hope.’
On the other hand, the versatility of the model is not restricted on a glamor side only. She has published a book titled, ‘Guzo’ and has also made a short documentary on the issue of water scarcity, ’Mai: Life is not honey.’
Secretly Married And Has A Son
Gelila is always known for her on and off relationship with the renowned American actor, Tyler Perry. The pair got engaged back in 2009, but their dating life is something which is still confined for the readers to know.
Many people are still confused that whether Gelila and Tyler are a married couple or not. It is bemusing to know about their relationship status as the couple has not even uttered a single word about their possible matrimonial life and nobody is aware of their wedding details.
But one of the Instagram posts of Grammy Award-winning singer, Stephanie Mills, hints that the pair have married secretly as she mentions Gelila as Tyler's wife.
Tyler and Gelila with Stephanie, the photo posted on June 11, 2017 (Photo: Instagram)
The couple is blessed with a son named Aman Tyler Perry. It was on December 8, 2009, that their bundle of joy stepped into this world. A grand star-studded Christening bash was thrown for the toddler in November 2015 by none other than Oprah Winfrey as she is said to be the godparent of the child.
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How Much Is Gelila's Net Worth?
Gelila has always stayed mum when it comes to revealing her earnings due to which it is tough in knowing her real net value. But besides earning, her partner Tyler’s net worth is calculated to be around $600 million which he has been able to accumulate from his astonishing career as an actor and a movie maker. According to Payscale, a model can earn anywhere around $22,206 to $739,982. Having an experience of more than 12 years in modeling, Gelila probably earns the income more than the average model.
She started her modeling career in 2006 with Ford Models, New York, and Paris. Since then, Gelila has featured in several beauty campaigns like Levi’s, Diesel, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, H&M, Pinko, Nespresso, Pantene, and L’Oreal, and has appeared in leading magazines and numerous other publications.
Currently, she represents Women (360) Model Management (New York), and Premium Models (Paris).
The model does not only have a good exterior but also has a beautiful heart to go with it. She is dedicated to fostering growth and long-term sustainability in Ethiopia's rural areas. Because of her positive impact in the field, she was listed as one of the people to appear on OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2018, it is a project highlighting the impactful work done by African women across the world.
The model loves sharing a couple of pictures with her parents, but people are still not aware of their actual names. The only thing that comes to light about her family members is that she has a sister named Anna Wrossetti with whom she shares a friendly bond.
Her Short Bio
The Ethiopian model was born on September 4, 1986, in Addis, Ababa as per wiki. Currently, she is 32 years of age, and her birth sign is Virgo. Gelila is 5 feet 7 inches (1.75 m) in height and belongs to Ethiopian ethnic background.