Perez Hilton


Perez Hilton was born on March 23rd, 1978 in Miami, Florida, United States and is the Blogger from United States. Discover Perez Hilton's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 44 years old.

Other Names / Nick Names
Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr., Perez Hilton
Date of Birth
March 23, 1978
United States
Place of Birth
Miami, Florida, United States
44 years old
Zodiac Sign
$20 Million
Actor, Blogger, Journalist, Radio Personality, Writer
Social Media
Perez Hilton Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 44 years old, Perez Hilton has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Perez Hilton Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Roman Catholicism
Not Available
Belen Jesuit Preparatory Boys School, New York University, The Tisch School of the Arts
Perez Hilton Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Not Available
Dating / Affair
He is a father to 3 children via surrogacy
Mario Lavandeira, Teresita Francisca San Roman
Barbara Lavandeira (Younger sister)
Other Family
Ramon V. Lavandeira (Paternal Grandfather), Emilia Torrijo (Paternal Grandmother), Felipe S. San Roman (Maternal Grandfather)
About Perez Hilton

Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. (born March 23, 1978), known professionally as Perez Hilton is an American blogger, columnist, and media personality.

His blog, (formerly, is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities.

He is also known for posting tabloid photographs over which he has added his own captions or "doodles".

His blog has garnered controversy for its attitude, its former outing of alleged closeted celebrities, and its role in the increasing coverage of celebrities in all forms of media. In addition to his blogging, Hilton has written three books, hosts a podcast with Chris Booker, runs two YouTube channels, and has acted in two off-Broadway shows.

In 2018, he was dubbed "the original celebrity social media influencer" by BroadwayWorld.

Early life

Hilton was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents. He was raised in Little Havana and Westchester, Florida, and later attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, an all-boys Catholic school in Miami. Hilton graduated in 1996, and the aspiring actor received a scholarship to New York University.

Blogging career

After graduating from New York University in 2000 and before beginning his blogging career, Hilton attempted a career as an actor. He also briefly worked as a media relations assistant for the LGBT rights organization GLAAD, was a freelance writer for gay publications, worked as a receptionist for the NYC gay events club Urban Outings, and was briefly the managing editor of Instinct, a gay men's magazine. He says he started blogging "because it seemed easy".

Hilton's angle on celebrity gossip includes an unapologetic desire to mingle with and be a part of celebrity culture. He often comments on celebrity awards shows, clubs, and private events he has attended, and posts photographs of himself with the celebrities he writes about under the "Personally Perez" category of his blog. Although Hilton has an affinity for some celebrities, such as Lady Gaga and Sophia Bush, he also has a "vendetta" against certain stars, such as Disney Channel star Vanessa Hudgens and Gossip Girl teen actress Taylor Momsen. Teen phenomenon Miley Cyrus publicized her personal disapproval of Hilton via Twitter to which he replied. Some have suggested, however, that Hilton's proximity to the celebrities about whom he writes has led to biased coverage on his blog. He purports to have befriended Paris Hilton, the source of his stage name and frequent subject of his posts. It has been noted, for example, that he rarely reports on stories or rumors casting Paris Hilton in a negative or unflattering light, and that, unlike most gossip blogs, he often acknowledges and praises her positive achievements.

Additionally, Hilton has been known to speak out publicly against discriminatory behavior of celebrities and other public figures. He called for the firing of Isaiah Washington from ABC television series Grey's Anatomy for making homophobic remarks and called for his readers to do the same. In early 2007, Hilton was criticized by The Hollywood Gossip blog for ignoring racist and homophobic remarks made by Paris Hilton.

Hilton often promotes his favorite up-and-coming musicians by posting streams of their songs under the "Listen to This" category of his blog. London-based singer Mika's 2007 rise to popular success in North America has been partially attributed to Hilton's frequent support. Hilton and Mika also claim to be friends.

During an interview in Cliché Magazine (June/July 2010), Hilton said that he only started blogging as a hobby. "What set my site apart is that prior to, most blogs were mainly online journals and diaries, but that never interested me. I wanted to talk about celebrities because they're far more entertaining." On March 11, 2005, within the first six months of Hilton's blogging career, was named "Hollywood's Most-Hated Website" by The Insider, catalyzing an initial surge in its popularity which temporarily crippled its server. Hilton claimed that on July 30, 2007, a seemingly "ordinary day", had over 8.82 million page views in a 24-hour period. Other sources dispute the reliability of Hilton's traffic claims.

Pop singer Fergie has confirmed that she is referring to Hilton in her song "Pedestal" (2006), in which she criticizes an unidentified person for making negative remarks about her on the Internet.

On August 17, 2007, citing exclusive sources, Hilton announced the death of Cuban President Fidel Castro and claimed that he was the first media outlet in the world to break the news. Although Hilton claimed that US officials would be making an announcement within hours, no announcement was made, and no major media outlets verified Castro's death. The Associated Press later determined that rumors were sparked by a meeting of Miami officials who were to discuss the city's plans when Castro dies. Rumors were further fueled by a road closure in the Florida Keys that was due to a police standoff. Castro appeared in an interview on Cuban television on September 21, 2007, "looking frail but sounding lucid", and mocking rumors of his death.

On September 9, 2009, Perez appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and cited his premature reporting of Castro's death as his "one regret."

On September 15, 2008, named Hilton the "Hispanic of the Year" in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

In an article dated October 2014, the popularity of the site was trending slightly down, as was ranked by Alexa as the 1,234th most trafficked website globally.

Personal life

Hilton moved to Manhattan in 2013, stating, "I love New York and that is where me and my growing family want to call home right now". Hilton was referring to his first child, Mario Armando Lavandeira III, born on February 17, 2013, conceived with a donor egg and carried by a surrogate mother. His daughter, Mia Alma Lavandeira, was born on May 9, 2015, via surrogate. On October 4, 2017, he welcomed a second daughter, Mayte Amor, also via surrogate.

In April 2018, Perez attracted some criticism of his parenting when he stated he hopes his son Mario is heterosexual because "it would be easier" than being homosexual. He claimed he would not sign up his son for dance classes, if requested, because "dance class might make [his] kid gay".


I'm Not Helping! Taking My Kids To An Escape Room For The First Time - And Making Them Figure It Out On Their Own! | Perez Hilton, November 5, 2022
We had a really awesome idea! An experiment! Wouldn’t it be fun to take the children to an escape room? They’d never been before! Just one catch, though. We want them to work together as a team and figure it out without Perez doing it all. So, we picked the easiest room and… how’d they do? Watch to find out! We also had a very busy day with Momma Perez and some medical stuff. Life is full – and awesome! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE!

Teaching My Daughter About Consequences - At The Renaissance Faire! A Lesson In Discipline And FUN! | Perez Hilton And Family, November 1, 2022
Children learn many different ways. Sometimes you need to switch up your methodology! That’s what we did today! We go to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale and use it as many teachable moments for Mia. Perez is doing his best. She’s doing her best. Trying to be supportive but also encouraging in the right direction! We love having fun with the kids, but we also believe in structure and expectations! The bar is not unrealistic for our little ones. It is high, however. They will thank us later! Will they thank us at the end of our outing?...

Rollerskating FAIL! | Perez Hilton And Family, October 28, 2022
Before anybody gets the urge to criticize Perez for this video – go ahead. Just know that your negative feedback does not bother us. We thank you for the engagement! P is doing his best with the children. And his best is more than good enough! So, for those who want to enjoy, here’s our two day rollerskating adventure. Detours and hiccups and all! Watch! Enjoy! SHARE!

Jana Kramer Tells Perez Hilton Why She Does NOT Plan On Divorcing Her Cheating Husband!, February 16, 2021
Whatever has gone on between Mike Caussin and Jana Kramer, it sure appears like they are in it together for the long haul. They’re really putting work in on that “for better or worse” part of the standard marriage vow, aren’t they?!
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