Tyler Perry wishes the world knew the depth of love between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The director/actor/writer discussed the controversial couple – to whom he opened his home when they first moved to California – on Wednesday Today with Hoda and Jenna. He spoke of the “support” he provided when they resigned as senior members of the British royal family, allowing them to live in his Beverly Hills mansion for months and use his security details through the spring of 2020.
“It was a very difficult period for them,” Berry said.
He continued: “What I know about them, and I wish the world knew, [is] How much these two love each other. They found each other out of all these difficulties against them in finding each other. They found each other and the love they have is really, really touching and I wanted to do anything I could to support them.”
Perry said he views the couple as an example of what he would like to be in a relationship. (Berry and longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele, with whom he shares a son, separated in 2020).
“If I don’t have it,” he said, “what she and Harry have, I don’t want it.” “it’s the truth.”
Previous suit The actress recently spoke about her friendship with Berry shortly after her marriage to Harry in 2018. While they didn’t meet, he told her he was praying for her “and that he understands what this means,” she said. shearing in August. “He could only imagine what it was like” for a biracial American to marry a British royal. The billionaire media mogul urged her to reach out if she ever needed support.
In 2020, she did – after she and Harry abruptly left Britain and royal life. They set up a temporary home, with their son Archie (they also now have Lillipet), in Canada, but the media found out their whereabouts and had no security, having relinquished their royal roles.
“Sometimes you can tell your life story to a stranger on a plane instead of to some of the people closest to you,” Markle said of reaching out to Perry — who she still hasn’t met in person — for advice on their next step. the man behind Manufacture The franchisee gave them his Beverly Hills mansion, and security details, while they planned their next move. They lived there for several months before they purchased the $14.7 million Montecito, California complex.
In Markle’s living room in her new home – where neighbors include Oprah Winfrey (Perry’s girlfriend and couple) – Berry gave her a grand piano as a housewarming gift, with the instructions: “Write the soundtrack for your life” noted in shearing an interview.
Harry and Markle returned to the spotlight in England this month after the death of Queen Elizabeth on September 8. Mourning the long-reigning king who was buried on Monday.
A royal insider said People Magazine says William and Kate’s encounter with Harry and Meghan “was awkward. The couple found it hard. They were in a sober spirit just to get to the Queen.”