Controversial celebrity blogger Perez Hilton made an important announcement of his own on Twitter recently: He's a dad!
Mario Armando Lavandeira, III—or Perez Hilton, Jr.—was born on Feb. 16, and already enjoying the perks of being Perez's son, including receiving an autographed children's books from Madonna and a bouquet of flowers from Justin Bieber.
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Although Perez Hilton made a name for himself by writing about celebrities' personal lives, he kept his decision to have a baby under wraps. Born via surrogate, his mother, sister, lawyer, and business manager were the only people who knew that he found an egg donor and surrogate a year ago.
Not currently in a relationship, Perez has transitioned seamlessly into his new role as dad. Between posts about meeting Zac Efron for the first time and other celebrity gossip, Perez talks about changing diapers and cradling Sweet P, as he affectionately calls his son.
Being a single gay dad has brought a rollercoaster of emotions, but Perez calls the overall experience awesome. And he's in good gay dad company: Ricky Martin has twins sons, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka also have twins, and Sir Elton John has two sons with his partner David Furnish. VIEW THE GALLERY: GAY CELEBRITY SUPER DADS!
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