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I was doing an interview recently and the interviewer asked me why was I glorifying single moms. I explained to him that single moms needed to be celebrated, not ostracized. Most single moms are not that way by choice. Circumstance caused them to be in that situation and just like my Aunt Jerry, who raised four boys by herself, she never complained and never asked for handouts. She did what she had to do. Why hate on single moms? Are you kidding me? I know so many people who were raised by single moms and I know a lot of single moms. It’s the hardest job in the world when you do it right.

So this movie is dedicated to the single moms that are doing it right and a wake up call to the ones who aren’t. You never know who you’re raising.

Let’s be clear: this is not a male-bashing, woe-is-me, I’m-a-single-mother movie. This is a movie about the strength of the single mom. I did this movie to show the world what a lot of you go through. It’s funny, it’s heartfelt, it’s full of hope, but most of all it’s about how coming together can change your life. I want you to go see it, single mom or not.

This movie is important for so many reasons. It celebrates one of the most overlooked people in our country. I just want to say that I see you single moms, I hear you, and to everybody out there that knows one or was raised by one, bring them to the movies tomorrow. Lets show them that we are thankful.

This one’s for you, single moms, HAPPY SINGLE MOTHERS DAY!

Enjoy The Single Moms Club, in theaters tomorrow.

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  • tina moore Warner Robins/Macon, Ga

    Hiiiiiii Mr Perry, First I want to start off by saying I am an BIGGGGGGGGGG fan of yours. I love the fact that you inspire millions of people across the world in many ways, I love the fact youve done so much to help out and give back when you can. I consider myself as relating to you in alot of ways especially when it comes to kids, family, friends, being homeless and relationships. Which leds to me to the reason why im trying to reach out to you and also a couple more people. My name is Tina Moore, im now an single parent of on the way of being four kids (2 girls, 2 boys). Ive currently been fighting to get custody back of my older daughter and son and its all due to a start of an unbalanced relationship with my birth mother. As a child I never felt a bond, I knew she loved me but I never had a mother/daughter relationship with her I was always more closer with my friends mom. Being raped at the age of 14 really took a tole on me because my ma never paid attention to what was going on at home it was always other people and her husband, which led to my rape. She never believed me due to it was done by a relative which made me loose all respect, well now im dealing with a social service case because she dismissed my daughter from school without my permission and had her lie about being abused by me. All my teenage life I have been a mother, ive stopped everything and stop being around soo much just because I love being a mother first and love to help others even if it means I lack but now it has gotten far as to take my 81/2 month old son and my seven year old daughter. I lost my job doing personal care assistance sitting with elderly people and went into labor. So ive been on maternal lead/bed rest for a month in the hospital. Im 28 weeks pregnant with twins threating preterm labor and am 4 and 80% dilated. Well long story short the only way I can get my kids is to provide a stable home with enough room so all four of them can fit in, which we had but black mold, mildew, and major water damage ruined it and moved into my ma empty family home but put us out due to her getting my kids took, even tho she has a home to go to. Also I tried seeking employment still and an homeless shelter and emergency housing from my local shelters and housing athority only to be denied/let down. Im Asking for the sake of my kids could you please help me and my family with a miracle so that my twins wont have to go to foster care nor my other kids being took from where they are placed temporary. Their grandma have been trying to help but isnt much she can do dealing with her medical problems and also her daughters. I plan to find another job by the time the twins gets out of NCIU with the help of their dad. So if you could help my kids and me in anyway please contact me @, One of your biggest fans in desperate need of help that would be GREATLY APPRECIATED... Tina Moore:)

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  • Suzanne Choate cushing tx 75760

    I'm a mom trying to raise my 13 yr son and 10 yr old daughter struggling to figure out how to keep the mobile home were living in need lots of prayers we live in cushing tx cell # I luv my children with all my heart they r not mine by birth their my nephew and niece have him since birth and her since she was bout 2 months in my heart they r my children

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  • M.H

    I'm upset. Make me laugh!

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  • Phyllis McGuire New Jersey

    Happy year to you and your family too and I thank you for sharing that song with me. The lyrics is deep and I will go and purchase it.

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  • Denee" Hand Fayetteville, GA. 30215

    Dear Tyler Perry, A great AMEN on that comment concerning single Mothers. No Bride on her wedding day thinks she will one day be a single Mom. I was a Bride in 1977 and became a single Mother of three sons in year 2000. I never saw that coming ! Thank you for standing up for the " single Mom's ". Hugs to you, Denee' Benson Hand

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  • Brenda McClain Conway, Arkansas

    If I had the ability to do this privately I would. I just saw you on Today, mentioning impending Fatherhood. As a huge fan of your talent and the heart your public sees, I am sad, disappointed that you are now having a child as an unmarried person. I am not a prude, but you can now, not be seen as an Example. I love you, but not your current actions. Sad for those with the desire to emulate you.

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    • adriannea santos phoenix, az #2015307

      Tyler you are an example we look up to you! You brought me out of a dark place through your ministry! Why would you have a child out of wedlock knowing the bible? Is it money? Your child needs a father! If she was good enough to lay with she is good enough to marry these are your lessons! God brought you this gift do t shame his gift by creating a bastard!

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    • Constance Brown United States #2027488

      Now, that's where you're wrong. Tyler Perry can still be seen as an example. Do you know how many times you, yourself have done something that turned out not so favorable in the eyes of others, yet you decided to make the best of it anyway. We don't know why Mr. Perry decided to have a child without being wed, but we do know that this isn't the first time it happened, so why make him the monster. In my book, he's still an example and I saluted both him and Oprah as my examples on the Credits page of my new book: The Big Deception: a book about relationships on Amazon. com.

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    • anna #2054098

      He knows bi Bible law, the child will be a b****** no matter what people say. In the in God makes the calls whether you like it or not. He has called children out of wedlock B******* and they will not enter the kingdom of God. But that is Tyler's choice. What i don't understand is , talking about mothers being single. Yet here he is contributing to the problem. People your are LEGALLY SINGLE until you are LEGALLY married. Anything else it's called PLAYING HOUSE. What you want to agree on and What the Bible says is two different things. Yes, you can throw the word judge around from the Bible. But doesn't the Bible say don't have sex before marriage? You can't take one thing out of the Bible to justify breaking another law.

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  • Linda SC

    Tyler. Thank You. We are here, and go through our struggles of being a single flower in a sea of grass. When I was a little girl I never said to myself, I would like to be a single mother when I grow up. Stupid mistakes as a child led me to this place. Being married at 15 and a mother at 16. By my 23rd birthday, I was alone and the single parent of three beautiful little souls. My youngest having severe disabilities. There was no time for tears, or to feel sorry for myself. The time was at hand to suit up in my big girl garments and get down to the business of doing my best to care for the precious gifts that God placed in my heart and my care. Times were tough for us. We did with out a lot of material things, but never with out love. There were nights when my head hit the pillow, exhausted and not yet 26 years old, I cried myself to sleep. The journey was long and difficult at times, but I wouldn't trade it for all the money in the world. The Blessings were greater than the struggles. I had doctors tell me that I was to young to handle my disabled child on my own. That I should place him in an institution get married again and have a father for my two older children and have a life for myself. I never abandon my child, but I surly drop that doctor. My children are grown up now. My daughter is married to a Navy Chief. She's a mother and recording gospel music. My son is a husband and father and My have a degree in computer science. My youngest son is still with me and I still care for him everyday, and will do so until the end of my life. I remember those nights of tear stained pillows and felt alone and abandoned. I know now that God never left me. He gave me the strength to make it through. Amen! and God Bless you Tyler Perry for bringing our voices as single flowers to the world's ears.

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  • Moli Fontana california

    Thank You Mr. Perry for your celebrating us single moms. I raised 7 children on my own after kicking out my husband of 18yrs of marriage and father of all 7 children. The situation was unacceptable for me and my precious children. It is a lot of work that makes us all strong but when our children know there are certain things we cannot allow it all is worth it when they each find their authentic spirit and teach others on their road to do the same. 2 of my boys, Daniell (27), Umi (25) served in the Navy and one of my daughters (21) is currently serving in the Navy. My other dauther works at the Cardiology department at Loma Linda and my 23 year old son is looking for work and my 15 yr old is in the 10th grade in high school and my 11year old just started 6th grade. They are my treasures and the reason why I live my life the way I do. TO be a good example for them. Love you and your work. I heard You'll be in Riverside next month. May you stay in your Blessings> Moli Umi Tei Torres

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  • Kathy NJ

    Dear Mr. Perry, I never planned on being a single mom and wound up a single mom of two beautiful boys, one with special needs. There are no words to describe how hard it was to parent 2 boys, educate myself about special needs, learn how to parent that way, run my son to drs and therapists AND work more than full time. I dedicated my life to raising my boys and didn't date for years. What got us thru was our knowledge that God loves us. Church and volunteering were foundations for my boys as well as mealtime grace and nightly prayers together. I am happy to report that both boys are active in our church and do well in school. In fact, my oldest with special needs is making the Deans List at our local college. He still has many challenges ahead, but with God by our side we will make it. P.S. He does one heck of a Madea impersonation.

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  • Phyllis Boardman, Ohio

    Dear Tyler, Yes, I do feel like I am on first name basis with you! I have been following you from the beginning of your awesome journey and shall continue. Thanks for speaking up for single mothers. I was a single mother at the age of 16 because of abuse. My mother is a single mother because the father never took responsibility! Single mothers deserve to be supported and praised in many aspects for their positive roles in the lives of their children. Tyler, continue to speak out! Maya Angelou would not want it any other way! Continue to be the awesome role model that you are and continue to push out the terrific gifts you have. I love, love, love The Have and the Have Nots and could give you an evaluation on every one of the characters. I will keep tuning into OWN (go Oprah!) and Tyler- you keep speaking out! I only have one regret. If I was younger Tyler, I would be working for you!!!!

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  • Shanyria Clarke 107 B Patrick Street

    Dear Tyler Perry, I love your show The Have and The Have Not's. I love your work so much please don't keep your fans hanging till January all the fans need to know now . Please Mr.Perry don't leave us hanging. Your biggest fan -Shanyria Clarke

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  • kelvinisha memphis

    This Was Posted On My BirthDay My Mother Has Been Single Forever I Dont A Man That Will Step & im Nt Asking For One , We Mad It This Far So Im Satisfide I Seen This Movie The Day It Came In Theaters , I Have To Say Black Lady Is My Mom All The Way Very Inspiring Loved It ?

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