TYLER Perry paid nearly $100,000 so fired Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz and his family could live in a luxury Los Angeles beach home, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Following the ex-church leader’s alleged months-long affair with Ranin Karim being exposed by The Sun, Carl and his wife of 17-years – along with their three kids – moved from New York City to California.
Multiple sources revealed to The Sun that Tyler, 51, shelled out money up front to cover a six-month lease to house the Lentz family in the posh $4million property.
The 5,000-square-foot, five bedroom pad costs $16,000 a month and is just steps from the ocean in Manhattan Beach.
In addition to paying the $96,000 price tag, the Madea actor has been lending emotional support to his pal.
One insider said that Carl, 42, has been “leaning” on the movie mogul throughout this ordeal as he is one of the few people who has not cut ties with the ex pastor.
“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.
The House Of Payne star and creator has been a longtime confidant of the Lentz family, though they are rarely pictured together.
In 2018, the Georgia native posted a picture of him reading Carl’s book, Own The Moment, on a private plane as Tyler praised the spiritual novel as a “moving” read.
They both are also represented by the same LA-based PR company which includes a roster of celebrity clients, such as the Duchess of Sussex.
Another insider confirmed that the duo are “consistently” in talks with each other as Carl attempts to navigate this new chapter of his life.
Reps for both Tyler and Carl declined to comment when contacted by The Sun.
Earlier this year, Tyler also infamously helped out pals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by lending them his $18million Beverly Hills mansion when they moved to LA from the UK.
He also reportedly lent the couple his $10million private jet to make their big transition easier.
Last month, disgraced church leader Carl – who admitted to cheating on his wife after being fired for “moral failures” – relocated from NY to LA with Laura and children Ava, 16, Charlie, 14, and Roman, 11.
The unemployed pair made the cross-country move as both Carl and Laura lost their jobs as senior pastors at Hillsong NYC due to his infidelity.
As they also sold their New Jersey family home just before the affair was made public, they moved West looking for a “fresh start.”
In the days since, many people in Carl’s close circle “cut ties” completely with the pastor – most famously his former best friend, Justin Bieber.
Last month, The Sun revealed both Justin, 26, and wife Hailey, 23, are “shocked” and “furious” by Carl’s secret romance with Ranin.
A source close to the Bieber’s said: “Carl’s cheating has caused irreparable damage with many people he was close with, including Justin and Hailey.
“They were both extremely shocked and disappointed when Carl’s confession came out.”
The Sorry singer unfollowed his former mentor on Instagram last month while the supermodel severed their social media relationship days before.
Justin and Hailey had been friends with the Lentz family for years – with Carl and wife Laura even attending the Bieber’s wedding in 2019.
Carl and Laura have been pictured out in LA numerous times since they moved to the city last month on walks and driving in their Range Rover.
The couple were spotted holding hands – though Laura was noticeably NOT wearing her wedding ring.
Carl and Laura will not be divorcing after he cheated on her and are are determined to make things work, The Sun exclusively reported.
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