Actor/filmmaker Tyler Perry is a new dad - his longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele has given birth to the couple's son.

Little Aman Tyler Perry was born on Sunday (30Nov14), according to multiple sources.

The 45-year-old Gone Girl star confirmed he was set to become a first-time dad in September (14), stating, "We're very excited about it, very happy. Mummy's happy, I'm happy. It's an exciting time."

He added, "I get an opportunity to share all the love and joy that I never had growing up from my father; I get to share with this beautiful bundle of joy. So I can't even tell you how excited I am."