Tyler Perry: 'I love my mother to death, but she lied to me'

18 March 2014 - 12:36
By Sowetan LIVE

In an interview during Women's Empowerment 2014, Tyler Perry revealed a family secret that his mom has kept from him for years.

“I love my mother to death, but she lied to me", Perry who is popular for the 'Madea' movies told Radio One founder Cathy Hughes during his interview.

"I asked her the question from the time I was eight, up until she was on her death bed if that man was my father. She said yes Tyler, he is your father".

foxync.com reveals that after Tyler Perry's mom died, the movie director took a DNA test with his brother and the man who raised him. The test produced results which confirmed that his DNA does not match his brother's and that the man who raised him is not his biological father.

Perry called the man who raised him a 'bastard'  and said he was not his father because he was so abusive toward him.

Perry encouraged women in the audience not to keep secrets from their children and let go of their guilt.

"Your guilt will always prevent you from accepting good things to happen to you. When you start taking responsibilities for your own mess, your own insecurities, for your own problems, that's when your life begins to change."

He is now trying to find out who his biological father is.