Blogger Perez Hilton posted some exciting news on his website Wednesday - he's a new dad! The gay gossip columnist, real name Mario Lavandeira, Jr., posted a photo of himself cradling the unnamed infant in his arms.
Hilton, 34, wrote, "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."
He added, "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."
Hilton didn't mention who the birth mother was or if the child arrived through adoption or surrogacy. A few years ago he told the Los Angeles Times that he wanted to be a dad by age 35 an was investigating surrogates.
Hilton gained fame for his posts on celebrity happenings and mishappenings accompanied by doodles superimposed onto tabloid photographs.