Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton announced earlier this week he is the father to a healthy baby boy.
The openly gay blogger, who is known for notoriously dishing the latest gossip on Hollywood’s elite, shared the heartfelt message with readers on his website Wednesday.
In the “A Very Important Message From Perez,” the 34-year-old blogger writes:
“I am ready to announce that earlier this month I was blessed with the birth of my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy—with lots of hair on his tiny head!
My family is overjoyed at this newest and most cherished addition.”
Perez Hilton told the LA Times, in a 2009 interview, that he wanted to be a father by the time he was 35. He even said his mother Teresita, 56, would be a “professional grandmother.”
“No nanny for me,” he affirmed.
Although Perez Hilton leaves out the details of whether he adopted or went with a surrogate and doesn’t tell the name of his son, he did offer some clues back in 2011 that this was to come.
He told Latina magazine that partner or not he was going to have his own family, taking note of singer Ricky Martin, who came out in 2010 and announced the he was the father of twins born through a surrogate.
“My clock is ticking,” Perez Hilton told Latina. “I definitely feel open and deserving of a quality relationship. And I also really want to have kids. I don’t necessarily need a partner for that; I can do that on my own. Adopting is great, but I want to have my own biological children. I guess that’s where the Latino in me comes out.”
Perez Hilton, real name Mario Lavandeira Jr., was born in Miami to Cuban parents. He made a name for himself in in 2004 with his celebrity blog, which at the time was called PageSixSixSix.com. The überfamous blogger now lives in Los Angeles.
“I am so humbled to welcome this little man into my life. And I am honored and ready for the challenge of guiding him through his,” Perez Hilton writes.
Twitter shows some love to Perez Hilton on being a dad
The congrats poured in on Twitter making the celebrity blogger teary eyed.
Congratulations @perezhilton on your new son. Such exciting news, so happy for you! ☺ Love Paris
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) February 28, 2013
@perezhilton omg omg omg!!Your a daddy!!Can’t express how happy I am for you and your new blessing!! Sending so much love to both of you!
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) February 28, 2013
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) February 28, 2013
— Denise Richards (@DENISE_RICHARDS) February 28, 2013
congrats @perezhilton you will be a great Daddy :-) so excited for you! I will babysit ANYTIME! XO, Kyle
— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards18) February 28, 2013