Tyler Perry has reportedly paid almost $100,000 to cover the Los Angeles rent of his friend, disgraced pastor Carl Lentz.
According to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, the Madea star shelled out $96,000 to cover a six-month lease on a beachfront property, after Carl, his wife and their three children relocated from New York.
An insider told the publication that Lentz has also been leaning on Perry for emotional support, after the spiritual leader was fired from the popular Hillsong Church East Coast after admitting to cheating on his wife.
“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.
News of Perry’s generous gift comes as People magazine reported that Lentz is receiving outpatient help with his mental health struggles at a facility which specializes in “depression, anxiety, and pastoral burnout”.
“He wants to be better for his family and is dedicated to doing the work,” a source told People. “His family is supporting him and hopes their privacy will be respected on this journey. He has no ill will towards the church and recognizes that they