Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton announced on his website that he is the proud father of a new baby boy. Hilton, who is openly gay, posted a photo of himself and his son on his site and expressed his excitement about fatherhood. He stated on the site, “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.”
In a 2009 interview Hilton told the Los Angeles Times that he wanted to be a father before her turned 35 and that he had “investigated surrogates.” However, at this point he has not disclosed whether the child was adopted or carried by a surrogate. All he will say right now is that he is “blessed” to have his son in his life. Many of his celebrity friends took to Twitter to congratulate him, with sentiments such as “welcome to the club!” and “let us know if you need any baby tips!”
In lieu of sending gifts, Hilton has asked that his fans make donations to VH1s Save the Music Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network.