Midlife crisis- Tyler Perry's emotional breakdown after split with longtime girlfriend

Multiple award-winning filmmaker Tyler Perry has taken to Twitter to reveal that he is single at 51-years-old and does not know what to do with the next phase of his life.

 The director, producer and actor who was recently named a billionaire posted an after workout photo on social media and revealed that he is no longer in a relationship with longtime partner Gelila Bekele.

"This is what a midlife crisis looks like. I’m 51, single and wondering what the next chapter in my life will look like," Perry wrote 

"Whatever it looks like I’m going to walk with God, be the best father and man I can be, hold my head up high, and try to look my best doing it!!"

The "Madea" star ended his message on a positive note and encouraged others to have an optimistic outlook as well.

"In a world with so much sadness, please try and stay in the good! Merry Christmas and let’s look forward to 2021 bringing us peace!" Perry wrote.

Perry shares a 6-year-old son, Aman, with model and activist Bekele.

Over the summer, the actor got candid in a personal essay about explaining racism to his son and detailing his thoughts on racial injustice and police brutality against unarmed Black people in America.

"I’m exhausted from all the hate and the division, the vitriol that I see online from one to another,” Perry wrote. “I’m exhausted from seeing these kinds of senseless murders play out over and over again with nothing changing in our society.”

Perry wrote on various topics including how he felt after watching the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained in Minnesota by a white officer. He also touched on separate moments of being stopped and frisked in New Orleans and Atlanta.

"The level of racism and brutality that George Floyd faced is something that we as Black people know all too well,” he wrote. “When I saw that video, I had so many raw, guttural emotions. I felt for him and his family. I felt for all of us as black people. I felt for my 5-year-old son.”

Perry said he is mulling over how to explain racism to his son. When he does have the conversation, the filmmaker wrote that he wants to instill hope in him and that “progress is made in small steps.

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