Tyler Perry Shares Meghan Markle’s Kind Act During Baby Formula Shortage

Meghan Markle went above and beyond for a family in need.

While speaking onstage at the Baby2Baby Gala in West Hollywood on Tuesday night, Tyler Perry revealed that the 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex personally searched stores for baby formula during the national shortage at the beginning of this year.

According to vanity fair, the 53-year-old writer/director told the crowd of 800 that he was approached by an employee desperate to find formula for his son during the crisis. Perry’s own search was unsuccessful, inspiring him to look across the pond for friends: Meghan and prince harry. The California-based couple was in the UK at the time (probably because of Queen Elizabeth‘s platinum jubilee celebration in June), and Meghan went out to find the formula herself, Perry said.

megan and him made a manager have a history of helping each other. As Meghan and Harry, 38, stepped down from their top royal roles in 2020, they stayed at Perry’s. Los Angeles Estateliving in the beverly hills mansion with his son archie harrison for a few months before buying a house in Montecito. they would welcome their daughter lilibet diana in June 2021.

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In a twist that highlighted Perry’s kindness, Meghan recently revealed that she and her husband had never met the filmmaker before staying at home. In the fall fashion issue of The cutthe archetypes The podcast host told the magazine that she and Perry first connected when she married Harry in 2019. At the time, Perry told her that he was praying for her “and that she understood what this meant, and that she just I could imagine what it was like.” and she added that she would always be available to provide support or advice.

Accepting the invitation two years later, Meghan told Perry about her family’s stay at Vancouver, Canada in the midst of an uncertain future by moving away from real life.

“Sometimes you can tell your life story to a stranger on a plane instead of some of the people closest to you,” the Duchess of Sussex said.

during a interview about This day Earlier this year, Perry said: “It was a very difficult time for them. What I know about the two of them, that I wish the world knew, is how much they love each other: these two people love each other. They found each other — Despite all this odds that they didn’t find each other, they found each other. The love they have for each other is very, very touching, and I just wanted to do everything I could to support them.”

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Perry also extended the use of a security team to the Sussex family during their stay in Beverly Hills. In his March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfreythe couple aforementioned the lack of safety for your child as a major concern.

After using Perry’s estate to make a fresh start in the United States, Meghan and prince harry bought a property in Montecito in August 2020. The couple reportedly spent $14 million on a nine-bedroom mansion, where they have lived ever since with their two young children.

Perry even welcomed them to their new abode with a grand piano as a housewarming gift, saying, “Write the soundtrack of your life.”

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During the process of putting down roots in their “permanent home” said a source PEOPLE that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were incredibly grateful for Perry’s compassion.

“They are really grateful to Tyler Perry for his kindness,” the source said in the summer of 2020. “They are infinitely grateful to him for helping them through a difficult time.”

“With COVID and while they were away from their royal duties, it provided them with a safe haven,” they added.

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