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Tyler Lepley’s ex-girlfriend is April King. However, Tyler, an American actor born on March 24, 1987, is recognized for his role as Benjamin “Benny” Young on The Haves and the Have Nots, a prime-time soap opera produced by Tyler Perry.
This show is notable for being the first scripted television series broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Lepley grew up in Philadelphia with his mother and stepfather, who have been a part of his life since he was six. He has Italian ancestry from his mother’s side and Jamaican ancestry from his biological father’s side.
Tyler Lepley Early Life & Education
During his childhood, he experienced teasing due to being the only biracial student at his school. Lepley attended Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown and was involved in several sports, including track, football, basketball, karate, and boxing. However, he began to prioritize football as he got older.
During high school, Lepley was known as Tyler Dennis while playing football. However, in June 2003, he suffered an injury that nearly ended his football career.
Tyler Lepley Underwent Surgery
He underwent surgery, and by the summer of 2004, he returned to the field, earning the title of MVP at the sports camp for Villanova University.
Thanks to his football skills, Lepley received a scholarship to attend Kutztown University, where he played football until 2007.
After graduating from Kutztown with a degree in criminal justice in 2010, Lepley moved to Los Angeles in 2011, accepting a friend’s offer to relocate. He found work as a personal trainer at Iron Fitness Gym in Santa Monica.
Tyler Lepley Early Career
After settling in Los Angeles for about three months, Lepley was noticed by a producer at a boxing gym who offered him an audition. This led to him being cast in a leading role in an independent horror film called Slumber Party Slaughter.
Initially hesitant, Lepley took his agent’s advice and enrolled in acting classes, leading to his debut on an episode of The CW’s 90210.
Despite a long casting process, Lepley secured the role of Benny in Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots in 2013.
Perry surprised Lepley by showing up to the audition dressed as his famous Madea character, as he was shooting a movie then. Lepley also played a role in the 2013 comedy Baggage Claim, which starred Paula Patton.
Tyler Lepley’s Character In “Ringside”
At the beginning of 2016, Lepley secured the main character part of Jaxon in a TV movie named Ringside, which was created by Swirl Films and directed by Russ Parr.
The film was showcased for the first time on TV One in September 2016, and his co-stars included Sevyn Streeter, an R&B singer, and Tequan Richmond, known for his role in Everybody Hates Chris.
Lepley landed a role as a regular cast member in the Starz drama, P-Valley, in 2019. Additionally, in 2020, he was given a part in the Amazon comedy series Harlem, which Tracy Oliver created.
Tyler Lepley’s Recent & Ex-Girlfriend
A year back, social media witnessed some controversy between Tyler Lepley’s former girlfriend, April King, and the actor’s current girlfriend, Miracle Watts.
Watts, 29 years old, expressed her dissatisfaction with the challenges of being a full-time entrepreneur on social media over the weekend.
Despite having a considerable fan base, the P-Valley star revealed that her sales were not as high as she had hoped.
Miracle Watts has stated that Tyler Lepley and April King were not engaged in response to their recent social media argument. Watts took the opportunity to address her issues with Lepley’s previous partner, stating that her boyfriend was never actually engaged to King.
She commented on a TikTok video reposted by Hollywood Unlocked, where she appeared to throw shade at King, clarifying that King is not Lepley’s ex-fiancée.
According to Watts, she and King had even discussed the rumor at some point, but that was not reported in the media.
Tyler Lepley’s Net Worth
Tyler Lepley, a talented American actor and singer has an estimated net worth of $2.8 million. He initially launched his career with roles in The Haves and the Have Nots and OWN Opera.
As a popular figure in the entertainment industry, he has starred in numerous movies and TV shows. Most television industry professionals widely recognize him as Benny Young, the main character in The Haves and the Have Nots.