Exclusive! Perez Hilton Talks Being A Single Parent & Dating

Parenting: Perez Hilton Talks Being A Single Dad & Dating

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (aka Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.) is no stranger to having his hands full.

While managing multiple verticals of his self-titled blog, writing books, and making guest appearances worldwide, the formerly pink-haired Perez has added proud papa to his resume in Feb. Much like his opinions of the stars, the always outspoken single parent isn't shy about expressing his love for his precious Perezito, Baby Mario.

YourTango: Has fatherhood softened you in any way? Changed your outlook on life?
Perez Hilton:
It's hardened me. Fatherhood has forced me to deal with life head-on—directly and immediately! I can't go down to San Diego anymore and stay in a spa for a few days when I get stressed.

YourTango: How has fatherhood affected your dating life?
Perez Hilton:
What dating life? While there isn't much to speak of, I remain open and optimistic!

YourTango: Who are the ideal celebrity parents in your opinion? 
Perez Hilton:
Jennifer Garner and me, because we work at it and are so hands-on.

YourTango: You just put out a new album; why is music so important to you? How did you pick your favorite indie artists?
Perez Hilton:
Music is like oxygen to me—essential! It was my first love. For this compilation, I wanted to do something different than the first. While Pop Up #1 was a party/gym mix, the focus of #2 is more singer/songwriters and taking listeners on a special journey.

YourTango: If you wrote a love song about Taylor Swift's life, what would you call it?
Perez Hilton:
"Talented and Rich." She's got lots of both.


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