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Full NameWillie Maxine Perry
First NameWillie
Middle NameMaxine
Last NamePerry
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseEmmitt Perry, Sr. 
No Of Children4
Date of BirthFebruary 12,1945
Age79 years

Willie Maxine Perry is the mother of Tyler Perry

Tyler is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter by profession.  

He is also categorized as the highest-paid man in this field he is engaged in. 

Willie Maxine Perry with her son Tyler Perry.
Willie Maxine Perry with her son Tyler Perry. Source: Pinterest

Isn't Emmitt a biological father of Tyler Perry?

Willie Maxine Perry's son Tyler Perry has revealed the secret about his family matters. 

He spilled that the man with whom he has grown up, Mr. Emmitt, is not his biological father, and his mother has been lying to him since early. 

The artist was quite sure from his childhood that the man could not be his father due to his abusive nature towards him. 

To clear out all this confusion, he then had a DNA test along with his brother, which automatically after the report proves that Tyler was right.  

Established Children's of Mrs. Perry

Willie is blessed with four children. We must say that two of them are a well-established artist of today. 

Beginning with her son, Tyler is counted as a successful person in today's industry. 

Despite his hardest childhood days, the artist has created himself up to this level, which made him develop an entertainment empire that includes one of the most successful plays, books, and movies. 

Moving on to her son, he is also a film director and an actor named Emmbre Perry.

He is recognized for his work in No more games, Madea's Family Reunion, and two is better than one.

She has a daughter named Yulanda Wilkins as well.

The cause behind Tyler's mother Willie Maxine death

Willie Maxine Perry when she was young.
Willie Maxine Perry when she was young. Source: YouTube

Willie Maxine, the mother of great artists, died on December 8, 2009.

She was unwell for a long time so her son requested his fans to pray for her speedy recovery and fine health through the medium of emails. 

But the illness she was suffering from was not released. 

Later on, he disclosed that her health is getting better, and doing fine. 

Unfortunately, the prayers for her did not last for much, and she had to leave this world. 

Tyler thanked all his fans for the warm prayers for his mom on the website after she died. 

But he did not mention any other details.

How was Willie's life with her husband, Emmitt?

As Willie is no more alive now but let's take a sneak peek at her life with her husband when she was alive. 

The lady was a preschool teacher in New Orleans

It is difficult to track her personal life history as she was far away from the media world. 

Until and unless her son Tyler entered into the industry. 

Tyler mentioned that his childhood was a depressing one and also couldn't forget an incident that happened with them. 

Back then, due to the abusive nature of Emmitt Perry, Sr. (Willie's life partner), Willie went out with her children in the car. 

Later on, the car was reported to be got stolen by none other than her partner himself. 

All three were locked up in the jail. Later, Emmitt came and rescued them. 

The man beat his wife all the way. From this incident, we can assume how hard Willie's wife went with her partner. 

Are Tyler and Gelila married, or just been dating?

Willie Maxine Perry son Tyler Perry with Gelila.
Willie Maxine Perry son Tyler Perry with Gelila. Source: Pinterest

Talking about Tyler's relationship with Gelila, it's unsure whether they are a married couple or have just been dating for a long time. 

It's still a secret. Long back in 2007, the pair met at a Prince concert and instantly connected, resulting in a relationship. 

Despite the hectic schedule of Tyler, they were able to give time to each other anyhow. 

They had an adorable son together. Recently, in 2020 the couple split up with each other. 

The reasons behind it are still unclear. However, the ex pair has decided to raise their son as being friends.

An Inspiration to Tyler

The popular character, Madea, which Tyler portrays in shows like Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Love Thy Neighbor, and Madea’s Big Happy Family, is based on the women in his childhood.  

His mother and aunt are the inspiration for the character.  

A month before the death of his mother, he had a good time with her. He was grateful to God for having her. 

The son and mother duo spent the weekend laughing and reminiscing. 

Weirdest Thing Seen by Tyler in Wyoming

“Another black person,” said Tyler when he was asked about the weirdest thing he had seen in Wyoming. 

And to Ellen’s and audiences’ surprise, he said that it was not Kanye. So there was actually two black person besides him in Wyoming.

The moment they see each other, they greet each other with excitement. 

Despite trying so much to blend in, it does not work for him. 

He puts on a cowboy hat and all the stuff the people residing there wear; still, they know that it’s him – the big black man in Jackson Hole. 

To know more about his life, watch the video below. 

Net worth

Since the financial details of Willie are not given. 

Tyler, on the other hand, being her son, is counted as the highest-paid man making a net worth of $1 billion.

Net worth$1 billion
Income sourceActor, director, producer, and screenwriter


  1. She was 64 years old.

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