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Tyler Perry Opens Up On Deep Family Secret

One may wonder where Writer, director and movie producer Tyler Perry gets inspiration for his movies from, but apparently the family drama in his live may just be his inspiration. The movie mogul is opening up about a family secret revealing that the man who raised him, Emmitt Perry, Sr., is not his biological father.

"I love my mother to death but she lied to me," Perry told Radio One founder Cathy Hughes during an interview at Women's Empowerment 2014.

Perry added that he always suspected that Perry, Sr. wasn't his real father because of the abuse that he inflicted on him. Perry's mother, who is now deceased, always insisted that the man he refers to as a "bastard," was his biological father.


According to NewsOne, Tyler Perry encouraged parents about the importance of telling children the truth  no matter the circumstance.

This is not the first time he has come forward with details of his turbulent childhood. In a 2010 interview with Oprah he opened up about the details of the abuse from his father and other adults in his life. After his mother's death, Tyler took a DNA test with his brother, which revealed that they did not have the same father. He then took a test with Perry, Sr., confirming what he already suspected.

With that out of the way, Tyler Perry says the search for his real father continues.

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