Tyler Perry Recalls When Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Asked Him For Help After Resigning From Royal Duties

Tyler Perry is here for Hollywood.

The famed filmmaker recalled the beginnings of his friendship with Meghan Markle when she and Prince Harry sought his advice after their departure as senior members of the British royal family in January 2020.

“I sent them a note…and I just said, ‘If you ever need anything, I’m here,’ and she called months later and talked to me like I was a therapist who you’re talking to and we had a great conversation,” he told Kelly Ripa on Wednesday’s episode of her “Let’s Talk Off Camera” podcast.

“It’s very important for people in this industry to have a safe place to land, a place where they can trust, speak freely and get advice that won’t be biased or from someone who is expecting something. something about them,” he added. .

Speaking more about what made him reach out in the first place, Perry said he “had a great feeling” that Markle’s journey in and out of royal life was “overwhelming” and that he wanted to be there for her and Harry.

Tyler Perry recalled the beginning of his friendship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and how they ended up at his Beverly Hills mansion on Wednesday on Kelly Ripa’s “Let’s Talk Off Camera” podcast.
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“I sent them a note…and I just said, ‘If you ever need anything, I’m here,’ and she called me months later and talked to me like I was a therapist you were talking to and we had a great conversation,” he recalls.
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After developing a friendship, the “Madea” creator eventually welcomed the “Suits” alum, 42, and Harry, 39, into his $18 million Beverly Hills mansion.

“They hid at my house for a long time. It was so awesome,” he noted enthusiastically.


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“Every day. Every day they were there, I looked to see if anything was happening online. Nothing. They don’t even know, so they stayed for weeks and weeks,” he recalled about from the paparazzi’s lack of knowledge of the couple’s whereabouts.

“They were so happy. It was such a beautiful moment.

He added: “It’s very important for people in this sector to have a safe place to land, to have a place where they can trust and speak freely and get advice that won’t be biased or of someone who expects something from them. »
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The official royals stayed at Perry’s $18 million residence for several months in 2020 before purchasing their own property in Montecito.
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Four months after leaving office, Page Six announced they had moved into the sprawling 22-acre estate.

At the time, Markle and Harry only had one child: Prince Archie, born in 2019. They then welcomed their daughter, Lilibet, into the world in 2021 – after purchasing a $14 million estate in Montecito, California. and they made Perry their godfather.

The “Sistas” writer, director and producer, 54, revealed during his chat with Ripa that he calls his royal goddaughter “Little Lili.”

“Oh, she’s so beautiful.” She’s so beautiful,” he exclaimed.

“They were so happy. It was such a beautiful moment,” Perry said of the privacy the house afforded them from the paparazzi.
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“They make beautiful babies, that’s all I’ll say.” They make beautiful children. Archie and Lili are beautiful.

Perry also said that he only spoke about his relationship with Markle and Harry because they spoke about it publicly first.

Recalling her first conversations with him, Markle told The Cut in 2022: “Sometimes you can tell your life story to a stranger on a plane rather than to some of the people closest to you. »

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