New, Mellow Perez Hilton Talks Baby Boy

Introducing Mario Armando Lavandeira III

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 21, 2013 10:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – For a gossip blogger, Perez Hilton certainly was mysterious about the details of his surprise new baby when the little boy was born last month. Now he opens up, revealing to the Los Angeles Times that his son's name is Mario Armando Lavandeira III and that he was born via surrogate. Perez used an anonymous egg donor, and only his mother, sister, lawyer, and business manager knew about the pregnancy. Little Mario (whom the gossip blogger calls "Perez Jr." on his site) was born four weeks early. Perez, who calls being a dad "awesome," turns 35 Saturday, and he always planned to have a child by that time.

He's only been in one serious relationship in the past five years, and says he was prepared to be a single parent: "I knew it was going to happen this way because boyfriends and husbands may come and go, but kids are forever. I didn't want to keep waiting." He also discusses his newfound, and much nicer, online persona: "I don't have to give people nasty nicknames anymore. I don't have to say people are stupid, or people are fat, or people are ugly. I don't need to draw inappropriate things on photos or out people. I can still be sassy and fun and do my job." Click to see more pictures of the baby, whom even we have to admit is pretty cute.

Perez Hilton is shown with his son in a photo provided on his website.
Perez Hilton is shown with his son in a photo provided on his website.   (Perez Hilton)
Another picture of Perez Hilton and III.
Another picture of Perez Hilton and III.   (Perez Hilton)
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