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Tyler Perry Had Some Interesting Things To Say At The Women’s Empowerment Conference

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tylerperryBy: Stephanie Allen-Gobert

Madea a.k.a Tyler Perry is normally one full of surprises and laughs, but recently Perry joined Radio One founder Cathy Hughes for an intimate interview during the Women’s Empowerment 2014 and he was all serious and even opened up and revealed a personal family secret.

During the interview Perry offered encouragement to women telling them to make sure they don’t miss their blessings by not showing up; then he revealed a family secret: “I love my mother to death, but she lied to me.”

Perry says he suspected the man who raised him, who he described as a “bastard,” was not his father because he was so abusive toward him. His mother, now deceased, always said the man was Perry’s father. After his mother died, Perry had a DNA test with his brother. The test revealed they do not have the same father. Perry then took a DNA test with a man who raised him. The test confirmed that the man who caused Perry so much pain as a child was not his biological father.

Perry encouraged women in the audience not to keep secrets from their children. He says now, he is trying to find out who is his biological father.

Perry new movie The Single Moms Club opened March 14, 2014 in theatres throughout the country. The movie stars Nia Long and Amy Smart, and debuted at No.5 at the box office racking in $8.3 million. “This is one of Tyler Perry’s lowest debuts ever, but he cranks out hits every year for almost a decade.” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box office tracker Rentrak. “He’s allowed a couple of missteps every once in a while.” He also added. (

The Single Moms Club features five struggling single moms  who get together and put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.