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Director Tyler Perry is the master when it comes to creating plays, TV shows, and movies that involve complex family-related drama. And it seems that the actor learned that his own family had a few of the secrets he’s so well known for writing.

During the Women’s Empowerment 2014 event in Raleigh, NC this past weekend, Tyler revealed the shocking news that his mother lied to him and the abusive man he thought was his dad was in fact not his biological father.

I love my mother to death, but she lied to me,” Tyler told the attendees, and then went on to say that he suspected the “bastard” that raised him wasn’t his father as he was so abusive towards him. After Tyler’s mom died, he took a DNA against both his brother and the DNA test revealed that they did not have the same father. When Tyler took the test against the man he knew as his dad, it confirmed Tyler’s suspicions that they were not related to each other.

Tyler told the attendees that he’s now trying to find out who his biological father is, and encouraged women to not keep such secrets from their children.

"Some of you have secrets that your kids need to know," he said. "Let the chips fall where they may. For the peace of that person, let them know."

Source: Foxync.com/International Business Times