Interesting Biography Facts
Peter Gene Hernandez
singer, songwriter, music producer
October 8, 1985
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
President Theodore Roosevelt High School
Bruno Mars family members
Bernie San Pedro Bayot
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?
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Date of birth: November 22, 1983
Jaime Kailani is Bruno’s older sister. She is a musician, reality TV actress, business woman and philanthropist. Jaime was born in Hawaii. She is a product of education of Kaiser High School. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, CA and started career of an entertainer there.
She rose to fame as the member of 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. In addition, she is the founder of a philanthropic organization “Mama Earth”.
Tiara Hernandez (older sister)
Date of birth: September 26, 1984
Tiara is another one Bruno’s younger sister. 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 the part of the band “The Love Notes”. Later she joined her sisters in the family group “The Lylas” and starred in reality series of the same name.
Although the major part of her life she developed career of an entertainer, there was time, when she worked as a preschool teacher to make the ends meet.
Currently Tiara is single.
Presley Hernandez (younger sister)
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 Hernandez (sister)
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 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.
Even Bruno Mars 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 one day to become as popular as he.
After graduation from school, Peter (nicknamed as “Bruno” in a family circle) moved to Los Angeles to start career of 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 with three studio albums, each of which got multi-platinum certification. His talent is proved with a string of awards, including prestigious American Music Awards and Grammy Awards.
Interesting and fun facts
- Since 2011 he is in relationships with a model Jessica Caban. Previously, he dated a singer Rita Ora.
- Maroon is his favorite color.
- 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.
- His favorite dish is from Philippines cuisine. It’s named “Chicken Adobo”.
- 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.