Why Tyler Perry Is Claiming To Have A Midlife Crisis

Multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry is at the top of his game. At the age of 51, according to Forbes, Perry has created 1,200 episodes of TV, 22 feature films, and more than two dozen stage plays. He also owns a 330-acre studio. Viacom CBS pays him $150 million a year to create content for its networks, including BET and Nickelodeon. He has a stake in the BET+ streaming service. He owns two private planes and four homes in New York, Los Angeles, Georgia, and Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Most importantly, the filmmaker owns everything that he creates, which has led to his immense wealth. In 2020, Perry officially became a billionaire. Not bad for a high-school dropout. Of his journey, he told Forbes, "I love when people say you come from 'humble beginnings,' [It] means you were poor as hell. Ownership changes everything." He went on to stress who important that is. "I own the lights. I own the sets," Perry said." So that's where the difference is. Because I own everything, my returns are higher."

While Perry may be extremely successful in business, he's struggling a bit as a result of being single and what 2020 has brought upon the world. Continue reading to find out why Perry is claiming that he's going through a midlife crisis.

Tyler Perry is single and unsure of the next chapter in his life

Tyler Perry is seemingly in a reflective mood as the end of 2020 approaches and as we head into 2021. The Madea filmmaker posted a post-workout selfie to Instagram and revealed he was going through a midlife crisis and was single. His being "single" revelation implies that he had broken up with his long-term girlfriend, Gelila Bekele. The couple are parents to a 6-year-old son, Aman.

"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!! 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!"

The post was flooded with numerous comments from fans sharing advice, praise, or shot at the single billionaire. One fan offered some advice, referencing A Madea Christmas, "You can always go back on the pole Madea. You still got some mileage in you." While another fan observed, "Not midlife crisis. Just a mid-life perspective!" Another fan shared this saucy comment, "Well sir, I'm 47 and single and a mother of two, non-problematic and YES, I'm shooting my shot!"

We're guessing that Tyler Perry's midlife crisis is going to be short-lived.