He is a multi-talented artist who is popular around the world for doing an amazing job as not just a singer but also as a songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. As such, it is not abnormal that a lot of people have been inquisitive about his personal life. While there are those who are only interested in meeting Bruno Mar’s kids, others want to know everything about his relatives. Does Bruno Mars have kids? You will have to read on to find out the fact of the matter.
What Are The Accomplishments of Bruno Mars’ Career?
The American artist born and bred in Honolulu Hawaii is blessed with an incredible voice that can wow any kind of audience. Mars started his musical career professionally in 2004, signing a recording contract with Motown records. After many unsuccessful attempts to stamp his presence in the music industry, and being laid off by Motown, his career kicked off in 2009 when he was signed to Atlantic Records.
He thereafter co-founded the production team, The Smeezingtons, known to be behind many successful singles of several artists and even Mars himself. Mars rose to stardom in 2010 with the release of his singles: Billionaire and Nothin on You.
His first studio album titled Do-Wops & Hooligans was very successful, reaching the number 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart in America. It also became number one in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and the Netherlands.
For his excellent melody and style, Mars has sold over 200 million singles and 26 million albums all over the world, placing him among the best-selling musicians of all time. Since 2010, Mar has remained a delightful artist, with seven number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Away from singing, he is considered an amazing talent when it comes to writing songs.
Bruno has won 11 Grammy Awards, 10 Soul Train Awards, three Brit Awards, and nine American Music Awards. In addition to that, he holds three Guinness World Records. Forbes has also named him in different categories of its lists, including 30 under 30, celebrity 100 (twice in 2018 and 2019), and the world’s most powerful celebrities. Let’s take out his professional achievements and take a look at his personal life.
Bruno Mars’ Kids, Does He Have Any?
Bruno Mars doesn’t have any kids neither has he mentioned plans of having some anytime soon. However, he has been in a long term relationship with Jessica Cabana; the musician has been dating the model since 2011. As of 2018, there were still together and lived in a mansion in Hollywood Hills.
Bruno Mars’ Father, Mother, and Other Family Members
Now that we have trashed out the questions surrounding Bruno Mars’ kids, let’s discuss his parents and siblings. Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985, in the family of inspiring artists. He wasn’t born with this beautiful stage name. His birth name is Peter Gene Hernandez but his father named him Bruno because he looked so much like Bruno Sammartino, an American professional wrestler.
His parents are Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot. From what we gathered, his paternal family stretches back through many generations of different descents including Puerto Rican and Ashkenazi Jewish (from Ukraine and Hungary). However, Peter is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Being a musician who performed Little Richard rock and roll music, he did set a career path for his children. Even so, he was not very successful as a musician and thus, didn’t deliver a cushy childhood to his children.
At age 12, his marriage to Bernadette crumbled. This led him to move out of the house with Mars and his brother. Given the family’s financial situation, they lived in the back of a car, in an abandoned bird zoo and on rooftops.
Mar’s mother, Bernadette, on the hand, arrived in America from the Philippines as a child. She was of Filipino with some Spanish ancestry. Professionally, she was also a singer and a dancer, so it is safe to say that Mars came from a musical household.
Bernadette and Peter met while performing in a show in which she performed as a hula dancer and Peter played percussion. During her marriage to Peter, she and her family lived in Waikiki district of Honolulu.
Sadly, she fell seriously ill and died in October of 2013 at age 55, after battling with a brain aneurysm. A day before her death, Mars got on a plane to Hawaii to be able to meet her. He had returned from an overseas tour when he learned that his mother was seriously sick.
It is not only Mars who caught the musical bug in his family. For years, his brother Eric has been the drummer for Bruno’s backup band, The Hooligans. His three sisters, Tiara, Presely, and Tahiti, as well as their cousin Jaime, are the members of the all-girl group Lylas.