Who Are Buddy Valastro’s Kids And What Happened To His Mom

There are very few things as universally beloved as cake, which is why there are a good number of shows dedicated to them on various food networks. However, among the tens of cake shows on the air, Cake Boss is one of the most popular, and that has made its host, Buddy Valastro one of America’s beloved celebrities and made his wife and kids public personalities.

In this article, we took a look at Buddy Valastro’s kids, as well as details about what happened to his mother, who used to be a notable part of the show. Scroll down to learn more.

Short Background

Buddy Valastro is today, known as one of the most influential persons in Hoboken, New Jersey due to the popularity of his show, Cake Boss and his bakery, Carlo’s Bakery which is the location of the show. His relationship with Hoboken runs deep because he was born there on the 3rd of March, 1977 to Buddy Valastro Sr. and Mary W. Tubito. He was raised along with four sisters, and he began working at Carlo’s Bakery, which was the family’s business at the age of 11.

He worked the bakery side by side with his father until his death in 1994 when Buddy assumed his status as the Cake Boss. He has continued to run the bakery ever since and has expanded to over 17 other bakeries due to the popularity of the bakery via the show, Cake Boss. His bakery chain has shops in various parts of New Jersey, Philadelphia, New York, Florida, Texas, Sao Paulo in Brazil and a few others.

He began hosting Cake Boss since April 2009 and has appeared in over 230 episodes of the show, spread across more than ten seasons. In addition to Cake Boss, he has made appearances on other shows like Kitchen Boss, Bakers vs. Fakers, Buddy vs Duff, Next Great Baker and a few others. Now, let’s take a look at Buddy Valastro’s personal life, including his kids and mom.

Who are Buddy Valastro’s Kids?

Buddy Valastro's kids
Buddy with his wife and four children

Buddy Valastro has four children, all from his first and only wife, Lisa Valastro. He married his wife in 2011 but they had their first child, Sofia Valastro long before they got married, in April 2003. Their second child, Buddy Valastro, Jr. was born in 2004, while their third child, Marco Valastro was born in February 2007 and their last child, Carlo Valastro was born in 2011.

READ   All The Fun Facts About Whitney Sudler-Smith's Career and Personal Life

Most of Buddy Valastro’s kids are currently too young to be active members of his show, but his eldest child, Sofia, has appeared on the show a couple of times. It also appears she has been blessed with the gift of design because she designed her own Sweet Sixteen birthday party cake. The design was baked by her father.

What Happened to His Mom?

Having established the identity of his kids, here is a look at another significant member of the Buddy Valastro family, his mother, Mary Valastro Pinto. She was a regular fixture on the show when it began to air until her retirement from Carlo’s Bakery in 2010, only appearing on the show occasionally.

Unfortunately, Buddy Valastro’s mother was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 and after five years of battling the disease, she died on the 22nd of June, 2017. Before her death, Buddy Valastro had a close relationship with his mom. She was the first person he baked a cake for, an Italian rum cake at the age of 12.

His mom, apart from appearing on the show, ran the original Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. An episode documenting her death and the family’s reaction to it was aired in the fifth season of the show, in the episode, A Bittersweet Homecoming. Buddy Valastro’s mom was born on the 17th of April, 1948 in Altamura, Italy and she was six years old when her parents relocated to the United States.

See Also: Grace Seo Chang, Chef David Chang’s Wife – Everything You Should Know

Other Facts About Buddy Valastro

He once famously fired his sister, Mary Sciarrone, who was considered a source of unwarranted drama in the family and the bakery. She did return to the business after a few weeks of being fired though.

The most expensive cake he ever made was a $30 million cake for the New York socialite, Devorah Rose. The cake was covered with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.

Some of his favorite things include shortcake and whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and pizza. He also enjoys vacations at warm friendly-weather locations.

Adeola Seun
Adeola Seun
Seun is a CCNA certified graduate of FUTA. He has been writing on various subjects that include finance, economics, celebrity net worth, lifestyle, biographies and politics for over 7 years, Other than writing, he enjoys movies, video games, and sports


20 Richest ‘X Factor’ Judges and Celebrities of All Time with Their Net Worth

It is a notorious fact that most talent show winners find it hard to thrive in the real-life industry. There are however some shows...

The Reality Of Russell Simmons Net Worth, Kids, and Siblings

Russell Simmons is an American music/film producer, entrepreneur, and author, popular for being the co-founder of hip-hop label Def Jam Recordings. His net worth...

Who Are the Highest-Paid News Anchors and What are their Salaries?

The journalism industry is notorious for its poor remuneration and as such, you have professionals who spend much of their career making an average...

What is Ciara’s Net Worth in 2020 and Is She Married With Kids?

Ciara Harris is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion model and actress with estimated net worth $20 million. The Grammy-winning songstress has spawned platinum-certified...

A Reveal of Lil Mosey’s Net Worth and the Songs that Made Him Famous

Lil Mosey's decision to quit high school in the tenth grade to pursue a career in music seemed like a bad one, but it...

The Height Of Sandra Bullock’s Achievements, Failed Marriage and Recent Relationships

Sandra Bullock has often been described as America’s sweetheart and the reason is not far-fetched. Since commencing her career in the late 80s, the...

All About Spike Lee’s Entertainment Family, Net Worth and Other Facts About The Director

Movie lovers are sure to recognize the name Spike Lee as he is known to portray major characters in some of the films he...

Jerry Springer Net Worth: How Much Money Does He Have Since His Show Ended

Jerry Springer may have been famously derided as the host of trash TV but that has not stopped him from emerging as one of...

Untold Truth Of Lamar Odom’s Net Worth, Relationships, Wife and Kids

Lamar Odom is a former professional basketball player most popular for his days with the Los Angeles Lakers where he won the 2009 and...

Jason Nash Net Worth and the Top Movies & TV Shows that Earned Him The Most

Many social media stars find it difficult to transition to traditional media. There are however some personalities that have been able to effectively combine...

Between Judge Judy and Judge Jerry Springer, Who has a Higher Net Worth ?

For nearly three decades, Judy Sheindlin has held sway as the most popular TV judge in the world. This is thanks to her courtroom...

Diana Ross Biography – Children, Husband and Family Members

Diana Ross is a legendary American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Ross is famous for being the lead singer of the popular 1960-70's...

Featured Today

Captivating Facts About Nicole Lz’s Divorce and Relationship With Adam Lz

There are many ways to become popular in this day and age. A few people have achieved fame by being good at what they...

What Happened To Cynthia Bailey’s Marriage and Is She Dating Again? Meet Her Daughter

Having a romantic relationship on TV is never an easy task and one person that can attest to this fact is Cynthia Bailey. The...

What Is Wrong With Barron Trump, Is He Really Autistic? Where Is He Now?

Autism is prevalent and can affect people of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups. The disorder, which limits a person's ability to relate and...

Top 10 Richest Male Porn Stars In The World

What could be better than passing time other than watching an adult movie on your television, computer, or anywhere? Sex has something to do...

Related Stories