Tyler Perry hopes to clear up any misconceptions in the world about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship.
The “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” actor and filmmaker dropped by “Today” this week and recalled offering his Los Angeles home to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the pair stepped back as working members. of the royal family and had moved to the US in 2020.
Noting that his gesture came at “a very difficult time for them”, Perry nevertheless said he was moved to witness firsthand the genuine love Meghan and Harry have for each other.
“What I know about them two that I wish the world knew is how much they love them. These two people love each other,” he explains. “Out of all these opportunities to find each other, they found each other. The love they have is really, really moving, and I just wanted to do everything I could to help them. supports.”
He went on to comment, “If I don’t have that — which she and Harry have — I don’t want it.”
Watch Tyler Perry’s “Today” appearance below.
Speaking to The Cut last month, Meghan explained that she had never met Perry before she and Harry took up his offer.
“Sometimes you can tell your life story to a stranger on an airplane, unlike some people closest to you,” she said.
Today, Perry is celebrating the release of a new passion project. On Friday, Netflix will unveil its latest directorial effort, “A Jazzman’s Blues.” The film is a romantic drama based on a script that Perry wrote 27 years ago.
In his “Today” appearance, Perry explained how he originally had Will Smith, Halle Berry and Diana Ross in mind for roles in the film. The final version stars Joshua Boone and Solea Pfieffer, but remains a “labor of love.”
“I knew it was special. I just had to wait for the right moment,” he said. “I had imagined great things, but nothing to this extent. This is beyond my imagination.”