Tyler Perry has demonstrated what having a kind heart is all about as he dropped almost $100,000 to cover up disgraced Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz and his family who could no longer afford a good living apartment.
Tyler Perry who’s currently 51-years-old paid six months’ rent upfront on the 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom Manhattan Beach home valued at $4 million where Lentz who’s 36, and his family moved to after unloading their New Jersey home days before he was sacked from the Hillsong alleged infidelity issues.
According to The Sun report, aside from offsetting the $16,000 per month rental bill, the movie producer and actor has been a shoulder to cry on for Lentz, who’s been “leaning” on Perry since his predicament started. Another source confirmed to the paper that the pair have been “consistently” talking with each other.
“Tyler has been friends with Carl and his wife Laura for years and is sticking by them and their kids during this difficult time,” a source said. Indeed, Perry posted a picture of himself on a plane reading Lentz’s “Own the Moment” in 2018 and the pair now share a PR firm in Hollywood power players Sunshine Sachs, who also rep Ryan Seacrest and Meghan Markle.
The founder of Hillsong Church Brian Houston publicly cited “moral failures” when Lentz was kicked out. A recently leaked audio revealed that Lentz was unfaithful several times — including with Brooklyn designer Ranin Karim, whom he split from in October — and former Hillsong members echoed that accusation on social media, alleging that Lentz’s behavior was known to Hillsong for years.
Carl Lentz who could still possibly collect a severance package from Hillsong and Laura, who was also reportedly fired from Hillsong, are in intense therapy after the scandal but will be fine mostly with Tyler Perry close support.
The two have been spotted out with their kids while in LA, and apparently, nothing will keep Lentz from doffing his shirt, as he’s already also been snapped sans chemise on the beach, talking on the phone and meditating.
Currently, Hillsong has hired an independent law firm to investigate its inner workings after Lentz’s tarnishing of the megachurch’s million-dollar brand.