Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton announced Wednesday that he has become the father of a baby boy.

The 34-year-old gossip blogger, whose real name is Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr., posted a statement on his site called “A Very Important Message From Perez”:

"Dear Friends,

"I want you to hear this directly from me, right here.

"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.

Thank YOU for welcoming PerezHilton.com into your homes, offices, classrooms, cell phones and wherever else you may read my five websites.

"And thank you for welcoming ME into your lives!

"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.

"With love,


This is the first child for the gay Cuban-American blogger and he happily shared a picture of himself and the child cuddling in a recliner.

His fans quickly commented on his blog post, leaving more than 150 comments in less than an hour.

“So happy for you! congrats to you and your family how adorable!!” one fan wrote, with another sweetly adding, “Remember to include Teddy in the process when you can so that he'll love and care for the baby too. You are all lucky, lucky ducks! Love coming your way, every day.”

Hilton didn’t add what he had decided to name the child and he has also chosen not to eleborate whether he welcomed his son through adoption, surrogate, or other means.