Tyler Perry worked hard to create his media empire. He’s known for producing movies for the Madea franchise as well as TV shows such as Meet the Browns and The Oval

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Although he obtained career success, he admits he wasn’t as lucky when it came to his childhood, which he says was not ideal

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Perry says he hasn’t spoken to his father in almost 13 years. However, he still provides for him financially. His father lives in a house that he bought

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Perry says he gives his father the financial stability that he gave him as a child. However, he doesn’t have a personal relationship with his father

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Perry admits it’s hard to look at his childhood photo. However, he says he would tell his younger self that everything will be OK

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Perry says he would also tell his younger self that he will try to be the best he can be and make the lives of others better

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Perry has come to terms with not having the childhood he had dreamed of. He says being a father to his son has provided a means of “healing” for him as an adult

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"There’s something about having a child, especially when they’re at the age when you experienced the most abuse, it really speaks healing to you.” - Tyler Perry

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