Bruno Mars’ Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Bruno Mars|
|Real Name:||Peter Gene Hernandez|
|Occupation:||Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Musician, Dancer|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||October 08, 1985 (36 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Education:||President Theodore Roosevelt High School|
Bruno Mars Biography
Peter Gene Hernandez was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, and was raised in the Waikiki neighbourhood of Honolulu. His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary) and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.
His mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii and was of Filipino and Spanish ancestry. His parents met while performing in a show where his mother was a Hula dancer, and his father played percussion. At the age of two, he was nicknamed “Bruno” by his father because he resembles professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.
Mars is one of six children and came from a musical family, which exposed him to a diverse mix of music genres, including first and foremost rock and roll, and later reggae, hip hop, and rhythm and blues. His mother was both a singer and a dancer, and his father performed Little Richard’s music, which inspired him as a young child.
His uncle was an Elvis Presley impersonator and encouraged three-year-old Mars to perform songs on stage by Presley and Michael Jackson. At the age of four, Mars began performing five days a week with his family’s band, The Love Notes and became known in Hawaii for his impersonation of Elvis Presley.
When he was five, he urinated himself during a performance of Elvis’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1961), which led his parents to think they could be making a mistake. However, Mars never wavered. In 1990, Mars was featured in the Hawaiian tabloid shopper MidWeek as “Little Elvis” and performed in the halftime show of the 1990 Aloha Bowl.
Bruno Mars’s Wife / Girlfriend
Bruno Mars and his girlfriend Jessica Caban have been together since 2011 and remain together in 2022. However, they prefer keeping their relationship relatively private and out of the press and public eye. This way, they can focus on their professional careers within the entertainment industry. The couple lives together in a reportedly $6.5 million mansion in Los Angeles with their Rottweiler puppy named Geronimo since 2012.
Jessica Caban (born June 13, 1982) is an American fashion model and actress. She was a contestant on Model Latina, where she was crowned the first-ever Model Latina champion. She began her career in 2002 after being chosen to represent Jennifer Lopez’s line “J-LO” as a runner-up in a nationwide search. Later, she was featured in many commercials and magazines and landed the leading role in Proyecto Uno’s music video “Holla”.
Bruno Mars Movie
Bruno Mars was a featured voice in “Rio 2”. In 1992, Mars starred in a cameo role in the film “Honeymoon in Vegas” and was interviewed by Pauly Shore on MTV.