Perez Hilton Talks Fatherhood With Carson Daly!

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In case you haven’t heard, our friend Perez Hilton announced the birth of his first son yesterday!

Carson, a father of two himself, couldn’t wait to hear all about the new arrival this morning.

Instead of going through the usual gossip roundup they normally do every weekday at 7:40am, Carson got the inside scoop on Perez’s bundle of joy and passed along a bit of fatherly advice.

Take a listen!

“I feel like I’ve always been a dad,” Perez told Carson Thursday morning. “I was born to be one and I know I always wanted to have a family of my own and I’m just naturally, privately, the nurturing and protecting type, so this comes as no surprise to my friends and family that I would do this.”

Hilton has yet to announce the baby’s name, but he did let Carson in on his adorable nickname for the infant.

“I’m calling him Sweet Pea from now on. I’m Big Pea and he’s Sweet Pea.”

Even though Perez isn’t quite ready to tell all about his new son, he was genuinely touched by the outpouring of support.

“Well I’m actually really flattered that people care, I guess. I mean, I thought some people would be interested, but I was really surprised by reaction yesterday. I mean, I was the #1 trending topic on Twitter for several hours, or I was told!”

The celebrity blogger did reveal that he’s planning to speak about his whole experience in the future.

“I’m trying to figure out the best way to talk about everything because I feel like it is an interesting and a good story that I want to share with everybody.”

Carson asked if Perez has a better understanding of celebrity privacy now, but Hilton says unlike those who seek out the attention from the paparazzi, he’s always been a private person.

“There’s the public person that people know and then there’s the private real me that is very different from the public person people know, even though over the last couple of years I have been trying to integrate the two a little more and share that real me more with the world.”

“What’s funny is that I’ve always been private myself, it’s just that I guess people never cared…For example, I’ve had boyfriends in the past five years. I even dated somebody for close to a year, but I never mentioned that person once. In fact, I never even mentioned that I was dating somebody.”

Fatherhood has certainly been a transition for the fitness-focused Perez. He talked about how the late-night feedings and diaper changes have taken a toll on his rigorous exercise routine.

“I was crazy in that I was doing two workouts a day. I’ve got to do a regular workout and then I would do yoga afterwards. So that was like my two hours,” he explained. “Now I’m struggling to do my one-a-day!”

Perez may be finding it difficult to fit in his daily workout, but something tells us he’s not too upset about it. For now, he’s enjoying his newest job title…Daddy.

“I thought there would be a lot more negativity. There was, and there was skepticism, but I thought there would be more of it and I’m surprised and so grateful and thankful that it was overwhelmingly positive, so thank you to everybody.”

  • We’re sending out a big AMP Radio congratulations to Perez! Leave your well wishes for the new daddy below in the comments section!

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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