Tyler Perry Opens Up About Wanting to Be a Father

Tyler Perry Opens Up About Wanting to Be a Father

The filmmaker also donated $100k to Ohio middle schools.

Published May 28, 2013

Sounds like Tyler Perry still has babies on his mind. During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Perry opened up about wanting to become a father even though he admits his work schedule might be too hectic for a marriage. 

"I'm not so sure, with this kind of work ethic, what kind of husband I will be," Perry said. "I don't know about marriage as much as I do know that I'd be a great father."

Perry, who said he works 20 hours a day, said he realized his ambitions to be a father while working on his upcoming film, Single Mom's Club. "It comes and goes ... I'm working really hard right now and I don't want to do it wrong," he added.

Last month, Perry also appeared on Steve Harvey's show touting his ambitions for fatherhood.

"I know I would be a great father," he told Harvey. "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 20 hours a day now is not the time."

In the meantime, the 43-year-old Madea star is helping other people's children. He recently donated $100k to help student athletes in Columbus, Ohio, middle schools. Many extracurricular activities and sports programs were eliminated after a levee broke in 2009. These activities were later reinstated, but for a fee. Perry said he was pulled to chip in after learning of one Finland Middle School teacher's foundation to raise funds to cover students' fees.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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