Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

He is known to brag about his showbiz links and celebrity chums and judging from the retweets on Perez Hilton’s twitter profile, these connections really do pay off as a host of celebs congratulated the Hollywood socialite on becoming a father.

Perez, who is openly gay, announced the surprise news that he has welcomed a baby boy on his hugely successful blog

The 34-year-old new dad wrote: “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. 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.”

The revelation led to a flood of messages from Perez’s celebrity friends, congratulating the online gossip king on twitter, which Perez, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, went on to retweet.

Katie Price wrote: “@PerezHilton Great news to wake up to! Congrats Perez xxx.”

Emma Bunton tweeted: “@PerezHilton Amazing news, it's the best feeling in the world! Congratulations Daddy!”

Ricki Lake congratulated him saying: “Wow! So happy for u! @PerezHilton Congrats! Xoxo.”

Paris Hilton’s tweet read: “Congratulations @PerezHilton on your new son. Such exciting news, so happy for you! ☺ Love Paris.”

Denise Richards wrote: “Congrats daddy!!! Beyond thrilled for u. Welcome to the club....xo“@PerezHilton: A Very Important Message From Me.”

And the latest kind words of congratulations come from Danni Minouge: “Amazing news @PerezHilton! Congratulations Daddy.”

Perez tweeted a thank you and for those wanting to send gifts for his little one, he urged people to consider donating to VH1 Save The Music Foundation. 

"Thank you again for baby well-wishes! For those asking, In lieu of gifts, consider a donation to help other kids HERE," Perez tweeted. 

And later he revealed his joy at entering fatherhood by tweeting: "I can't stop crying! Every time someone Tweets me "Congrats Dad" or "Daddy" the tears just start streaming! #PoppaPerez."

Perez did not reveal details about the birth or the identity of the baby’s mother.

Congratulations Perez!

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