Tyler Perry will certainly be making Santa’s “nice” list this year—the Vice actor has reportedly paid off the layaway balances at two Atlanta-area Walmarts.
TMZ reports the film director has picked up the tabs at two superstores to cover the cost of outstanding layaway items for customers. Perry reportedly spent $178k at one store in Atlanta and another $256k at a store in the nearby suburb of Douglasville. Customers will simply have to pay only 1 cent during pickup to walk away with their items.
Perry has been in a generous mind state all year. The “Madea” creator gifted Tiffany Haddish with a Tesla in July, offered Geoffrey Owens a role on The Haves and the Have Nots in September and purchased a home for a friend’s sick mother shortly thereafter.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.