Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is reportedly expecting his first child with Gelila BekeleGetty

Tyler Perry has enjoyed a successful career and now he is reportedly about to venture into fatherhood.

The movie mogul recently celebrated his 45th birthday with a star-studded bash at his Atlanta mansion and revealed the happy news to his guests, including Stevie Wonder.

According to Bossip, he allegedly got up to announce that he was going to be a daddy while everyone cheered and toasted with champagne.

He didn't share who the baby's mother is but it's believed to be his on-again, off-again girlfriend of the last five years, model/activist Gelila Bekele.

Last year, Tyler revealed in an interview that the one thing he hasn't achieved yet, and wishes to achieve by age 45, was becoming a dad.

"More than anything I think that it's fatherhood. I know I would be a great father. I don't want to work this hard. I don't want to have all of this and not leave it to my children. I also know that as hard as I'm working, doing twenty hours per day, now is not the time.

Right now I'm enjoying what I'm doing. I'm enjoying the work. I'm enjoying being a bachelor, so eventually I'll get there. Listen, I'm 43, so two more years. By 45 you know who the hell you are, right? You've really settled in at 45 so I think two more years".