Tyler Perry is trending on Twitter following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed how billionaire filmmaker Tyler Perry came in to help them after they were cut off financially by the royal family.
Soon after they were told, they would stop receiving security protection from the British royal family, Harry and Markle, who were in Canada at the time, started to panic about where they should go and where they would be safest.
Tyler Perry offered, not just one of his homes in southern California, but a full security detail. They stayed there for three months.
Prince Harry recalled:
“While we were in Canada, in someone else’s house, I then got told, short notice, that security was going to be removed.”
He added that because of tabloids, his and his wife’s exact location was known.
He continued: “So suddenly it dawned on me: ‘Hang on, the borders could be closed, we’re going to have our security removed, who knows how long lockdown is going to be, the world knows where we are, it’s not safe, it’s not secure, we probably need to get out of here.”
At that point, Meghan told Winfrey they didn’t have a plan and “needed a house”, at which point Tyler Perry stepped in.
“We didn’t have a plan and we needed a house and he offered security as well so it gave us breathing room to try to figure out what we were going to do,” Meghan told Winfrey of the couple’s first months in California.
On social media, Tyler Perry was applauded for his generosity to the couple during their moment of vulnerability.