Media Mogul and powerhouse, Tyler Perry held his son’s christening yesterday at his Beverly Hills’ home. Perry welcomed his son Aman Tyler Bekele-Perry on November 30, 2014. Aman is the first and only child of Tyler Perry.
Gospel singer and pastor Smokie Norful led the christening alongside other gospel greats, including Yolanda Adams and VaShawn Mitchell. Jennifer Hudson also sang and media mogul Oprah Winfrey was named as one of three of baby Aman’s godmothers.
Winfrey said that the event was “beautiful to witness.”
Tyler Perry’s mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died in 2009 after a battle with illness. Thursday marked six years since her passing and he honored her in a touching Facebook tribute just days before baby Aman’s christening.
“I remember for the last few years of her life I had run out of birthday gift ideas,” he wrote. “I had given her everything I could. So, every year on her birthday I started sending her flowers. I mean, enough flowers to make the whole house smell like a rose. She would walk from flower to flower taking in the smell. February 12th is a very special day to me.”
“I had this church built in my backyard. It’s almost a direct replica of the one my mother grew up in. It was in her honor. I know she was with us in spirit. Thank you to all our family and friends for joining us,” he wrote.