The Grammy award-winning singer is one of the most talented male pop singers we have in the world of entertainment today. He started out with writing songs like Wavin’ Flag, Right’Round, Long Distance and a few others for already established artists. For years, he was just known as a gifted songwriter until he broke out in 2010 with his own hit song, Nothin’ on You.
Date of Birth: October 8, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Libra
He was born Peter Gene Hernandez and growing up in a music inclined family; it was not surprising when he took a liking to the art. He says he never got trained to play a musical instrument but because he was surrounded by it, he just moved with the flow. He got his professional name since he was a child as his older siblings recall how brute and independent he was like a cute version of the wrestler Bruno Sammartino; hence the name Bruno. According to the pop star, Mars just kind of came joking around because it sounded bigger than life, something out of this world.
From performing together with his family, he graduated to performing with his School Boys band but it wasn’t a very smooth transition into the real world of music. The Just The Way You Are singer struggled initially to make a breakthrough but when he did, he literally carved a spot for himself on top billboards. Keep reading as we bring you details about the rest of his family and love life.
Bernadette San Pedro Bayot (mother)
Date of Birth: August 14, 1957
Date of Death: June 1, 2013 (aged 55)
Zodiac Sign: Leo
She was a former hula dancer, singer, Philippines immigrant. Bayot knew from the onset that her son was a special kid and she soon became one of his strongest support systems. She was also a big part of pushing her first son towards a professional career in music but she also taught him to value family more than anything.
At some point, she divorced Peter and married a man called Kip Botelho but her children chose to keep staying with her. Bernie died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm in Hawaii. The 24k Magic singer says his life has changed since his mother passed. He adds that she is more than his music and if he could trade music to have her back, he would in a second. He has a heart tattoo with Bernadette written on his upper right arm.
Peter Hernandez (father)
Date of Birth: September 20, 1952
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Bruno was named after his father, Peter who was a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn. He also worked as the producer of the Lovenotes show, a musical revue at the Sheraton hotel, Wakiki. Peter met Bernadette while she performed as a hula dancer in one of his shows. They fell in love, got married and became parents to six talented kids.
Eric Hernandez (elder brother from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1976
E-Panda (his sobriquet) is the only male sibling to the sensational singer and since 2010; he’s been the drummer for Mars’ all-male band, The Hooligans.
J’aime Kailani (elder sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: November 22, 1983
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Jamie and her sisters set out to form a girl music group called Laylas – acronym for “Love Ya Like A Sister”. She was born a cousin to the Hernandez but became a member of the nuclear family after she was adopted. She has been an aesthetician and also a print ad model.
The eldest Hernandez sister founded 4 Mama Earth in 2007, a community organisation that raises awareness for various causes through arts, music and other nature-based activities. Kailani and her husband Jesse are parents to Marley and Jaimo.
Tiara Hernandez (elder sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: September 26, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Libra
She dropped out of a nursing programme, worked for a while as a preschool teacher before she decided to make a serious run at a career in music with the rest of her sisters.
Tahiti Hernandez (younger sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: June 2, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Like the rest of the family, she began singing at a really early age and is also a member of the Laylas band. Tahiti is a reality star on the WeTV sisterhood series and a mother of four children. Among the other Hernandez, the former loan company worker looks especially like her superstar brother.
Presley Mahone (nee Hernandez) (younger sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: July 23, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
She is the baby of the family and rounds up the girl group as the goofy one. Singer, actress and producer Presley welcomed a baby with her boyfriend in 2016.
Jessica Marie Caban (partner)
Duration of Relationship: 2012 till present
Date of Birth: June 13, 1982
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Jessica is a model turned actress who is now sweetheart to the famous Marry You crooner. She is the first ever Model Latina champion and has featured in quite a number of magazines. Mars was eating at the Co-op restaurant in New York when he spotted a beautiful, vivacious woman chatting animatedly at a nearby table. He immediately found her attractive, approached her and within months, Caban and the Grammy-winning singer became an item.
Both lovers live together even though they have been private with most of the details as regards the future of their relationship. As regards a proposal, he says she is his best friend, his rock and they are just happy the way they are. It also remains unknown if Bruno is willing to father a child anytime soon but there have been several speculations that the model was potentially pregnant.
Bruno Mars has no kids yet.