Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Peter Gene Hernandez


singer, songwriter, music producer

Birth Date

October 8, 1985


37 years

Zodiac Sign



Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


President Theodore Roosevelt High School



Bruno Mars family members

Father's Name

Peter Hernandez

Mother's Name

Bernie San Pedro Bayot

Siblings names

Eric Hernandez (older brother), Presley Hernandez (sister), Tiara Hernandez (sister), Jaime Kailani (sister), Tahiti Hernandez (sister)

Is Bruno Mars a gay/bisexual?


What is Bruno Mars marital status?

In relation

Who is Bruno Mars wife?

Jessica Caban (girlfriend since 2011)

Each parent thinks that his kid is gifted, and in case of Bruno Mars his parents were right. Both creative and musically talented people, they noticed their son’s virtuosity and helped him to develop his natural skills and become an influential music artist of his generation. Let’s look a little closer at Bruno Mars family members.

Who are Bruno Mars parents?

Peter Hernandez (father)

Peter Hernandez

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They say, that mother is the person, who gives life to a baby, and father is the person, who gives him strength. It’s always a pity, when the child isn’t blessed with a caring and loving father, but obviously it’s not Bruno Mars case. His father noticed his son’s talent and helped to develop it.

Bruno’s father was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent his young years there. Jewish and Puerto-Rican blood flows in his veins. Peter is a musician and it is he, who taught his son love and understand music. He took his chubby kid to the stage, and 4-year-old boy wrecked tumultuous applause.

And now Bruno Mars tells in each his family-oriented interview, how he likes his father and expresses his gratitude to him.

Peter Hernandez is a father of 6 kids. All of them he had with his wife and colleague Bernie San Pedro Bayot. They divorced, but remained friends till her early death.

Bernadette San Pedro Bayot (mother)

Bruno Mars mother

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Date of birth: August 14, 1957

Date of death: June 1, 2013

Bernie Bayot is that very woman, who gave life to the Grammy-winning music artist Bruno Mars. By the way, in her rare interviews she always said that Peter Gene Hernandez was a special kid. She was absolutely sure that one day he would become a star. All her kids were musically talented, but none of them could reach Bruno’s level.

Bernie comes from Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines. She is a part of a big family – her mother and father had 7 kids. When she got older, her parents sent her to USA to reside with her grandmother, who was a citizen of that country.

She settled in Hawaii at a tender age of 10. Being incredibly slim and flexible, she got interested in dancing. To her late teens Bernie turned into a professional hula dancer and performed at the concerts of local bands. Through her job she met a drummer Peter Hernandez and fell in love with him. They got married and gave a birth to six kids.

After Bernadette and Peter divorce, their kids left in the mother’s home, but stayed in touch with their father.

In 2013 Bayot-Hernandez witnessed a family tragedy – Bernie unexpectedly died from brain aneurysm. Bruno misses his mother till now. He tattooed her name on his shoulder.

Bruno Mars siblings

Eric Hernandez (older brother)

Bruno Mars brother

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Date of birth: September 9, 1976

Bruno Mars comes from a talented breed, where each person is musically gifted. His older brother Eric is not exclusion. Bruno Mars fans now, that Eric works with his brother. He performs by Bruno’s side as a drummer.

Eric Hernandez photo

He was born in 1976 in Brooklyn, New York as the first child of Peter and Bernadette Hernandez. His father encouraged him to practice music, and the boy’s main love was playing the drums. Nicknamed as E-Panda in a family circle, Eric became a celebrated drummer in Hawaii at his late teens. In 1995 he left his home town for Hollywood to pursue his career there. He performed in the band “Louie Says”. But then Eric got disappointed in his activity of a musician and became a policeman. During 5 years he saved LA citizens from criminals, but then turned his face to music again, when Bruno came to LA and began to perform here. He convinced his older brother Eric to join him on the stage.

Nowadays Eric joins his career with a family life. He is married to a nice woman, named Cindia and has a son Liam and daughters Vida and Mila with her.

Jaime Kailani Bayot (older sister)

Jaime Kailani Bayot

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Date of birth: November 22, 1983

Jaime Kailani is Bruno’s older sister. She is a musician, reality TV actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Jaime was born in Hawaii. She is a product of education at Kaiser High School. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, CA, and started her career as an entertainer there.

She rose to fame as a member of the family band “The Lylas”, which consisted of Bruno Mars sisters. In 2013 in the company of her 3 sisters, she produced the reality series “The Lylas”. She acted in the reality show, too.

Jaime joins her career with a happy family life. She is a mother of 2 sons, Jaimo Johnson and Marley Van Peebles. Her father is a dance instructor Christopher Bayot.  In addition, she is the founder of the philanthropic organization “Mama Earth”. She is also a licensed esthetician and creator of the natural cosmetics line “J’aime”.

Tiara Hernandez (older sister)

Tiara Hernandez

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Date of birth: September 26, 1984

Tiara is another one of Bruno’s younger sisters. Like other members of her family, she earns her living as a music artist. She started singing in public at a very early age, as part of the band “The Love Notes”. Later she joined her sisters in the family group “The Lylas” and starred in the reality series of the same name.

Although the major part of her life she developed a career as an entertainer.

In 2020 she shared that she works as a music teacher again. The woman also founded the music festival “Keikichella”, which is held in Hawaii. With her teacher and soul mentor Tammy Moniz she co-wrote a song “I Love Hawaii” and created a music video for it.

Bruno’s sister is a huge lover of surfing and practices it all day long in Hawaii if she has some free time.

Currently, Tiara is dating a Hawaiian-born surfer Makoa Kaleiki.

Presley Mahone Hernandez (younger sister)

Presley Hernandez

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Date of birth: July 23, 1990

Presley is Bruno Mars’s younger sister. She is a singer and an actress, known by the girl band “The Lylas”. She has a two-year-old daughter with her boyfriend.

Tahiti Kemper Hernandez (sister)

Tahiti Hernandez

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Date of birth: June 2, 1987

Tahiti is the youngest girl in the family. She is a musician. Bruno Mars is her younger brother. Once she wrote on Instagram, that her father gave her Bruno for protection; nevertheless, she can kick his ass. Tahiti is a mother of 4 kids. She married Billy Kemper, the father of her kids, on November 7, 2018.


Bruno Mars bio

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Even Bruno Mars’s parents had no idea at first, that their plump cute boy is an artist with future.

In spite of his parents’ divorce, he stayed connected with both, his father and mother. His dad Eric Hernandez, a musician, cared about his son’s music education. Peter could sing and dance even at the tender age of 4. He copied his favorite artist Michael Jackson and dreamed of one day becoming as popular as he.

After graduation from school, Peter (nicknamed “Bruno” in a family circle) moved to Los Angeles to start a career as a professional musician. At first, he wrote songs for other artists (like Adam Levin, Alexandra Burke, and others), but then dared to perform himself. He signed the deal with Elektra Records (then the talented singer has just turned 25) and released his first set of songs “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”. The main single of the album “Just the Way You Are” headed the main musical charts for many weeks. The popularity of the singer rocketed sky-high. Most tracks of the album received the approval of critics and brought the young singer the recognition of a wide audience.

As for now, Bruno boasts three studio albums, each of which got multi-platinum certification. His talent is proven with a string of awards, including the prestigious American Music Awards and Grammy Awards.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Since 2011 he is in a relationship with a model Jessica Caban. In 2023 Mars announced that they don’t hurry up to get married, but Jessica is his rock. Previously, he dated the singer Rita Ora.
  2. Maroon is his favorite color.
  3. Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley were his idols while he was growing up. By the way, many journalists have already written about Bruno’s resemblance to Elvis.
  4. His favorite dish is from Philippine cuisine. It’s named “Chicken Adobo”.
  5. Bruno started his career at the age of 4. Then he was a part of the family band “The Love Notes” (together with his parents and siblings). The boy performed 5 days per week.
  6. In 2021 Mars earned the recording amount of $3.2 million for his performance at the wedding of Motorola CEO’s son.
  7. He formed the duo “Silk Sonic” with the rapper Anderson Paak. As a duo, they released a debut album “An Evening with Silk Sonic” in 2021.
  8. In 2023 Bruno started working on his fourth album.
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  • Taraji says:

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  • Johnna pratt says:

    I love bruno and he is my favorite singer in the hole world and I also look up to him I will probably always look up to him. And if anything happens to him I will be really sad because I really like him and his songs.??????