It was just a rumor earlier this week, but not it’s confirmed that Tyler Perry and girlfriend Gelila Bekele have welcomed a baby boy, Aman Tyler PErry.
“Mom and baby are happy and healthy. Tyler is so excited,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Aman means peace and represents “the true meaning of Thanksgiving and then, of course, the holiday season.”
Although Perry and Bekele found out the sex of their firstborn prior to the delivery, the new dad is ecstatic over the arrival of their son.
“He’s over the moon. He sees this as an opportunity to make things right,” adds the source, referencing Perry’s rocky relationship with his own father.
After welcoming their baby boy, the proud parents sent out a birth announcement to family and close friends, asking that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to Charity Water, an organization dedicated to providing clean water to developing countries.
“Tyler is thrilled. He and Gelila are so excited,” a source told PEOPLE in September. “They’ve got the nursery ready and he’s ready to change diapers.”
“He will make a wonderful father,” a second source added at the time. “You will never find a more loving, patient, honorable or decent man than Tyler Perry. Any child would be blessed to have him as a father.”
Congrats to the happy couple!