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Tyler Perry dropped a shocker during an intimate interview with Cathy Hughes at the Women’s Empowerment Expo 2014. The media mogul revealed a shocking family secret.

Perry says he suspected the man who raised him was not his father because he was so abusive toward him. His mother, now deceased, always made it clear that the man was Perry’s father. After his mother died, Perry had a DNA test with his brother. The test revealed they did not have the same father. He then took a DNA test with a man who raised him. The test confirmed that the man who caused Perry so much pain as a child was not his biological father.

Perry encouraged women in the audience not to keep secrets from their children. He says now, he is trying to find out who is his biological father.

If you remember, in 2009 Perry made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he recounted his shocking childhood abuse to his fans. “My father came home, mad at the world,” he says. “He was drunk, as he was most of the time. He got the vacuum cleaner extension cord and trapped me in a room and beat me until the skin was coming off my back.”

And the search for his biological father continues.

Bombshell: Tyler Perry’s Family Secret Revealed!  was originally published on