The famous gay blogger did not dish on many details when he said on his site Wednesday:
I want you to hear this directly from me, right here.
I am ready to announce that earlier this month I was blessed with the birth of my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy -- with lots of hair on his tiny head!
My family is overjoyed at this newest and most cherished addition.
Thank YOU for welcoming PerezHilton.com into your homes, offices, classrooms, cell phones and wherever else you may read my five websites.
And thank you for welcoming ME into your lives!
I am so humbled to welcome this little man into my life. And I am honored and ready for the challenge of guiding him through his.
Hilton, 34, was born Mario Lavandeira. Despite the fact that he dishes on some things that fellow celebrities might want kept hushed up, stars rushed to congratulate him, filling his Twitter stream with messages. Among them were:
Paris Hilton (No, he wasn't congratulating himself. It was Paris, not Perez): "Congratulations @PerezHilton on your new son. Such exciting news, so happy for you! â?º Love Paris"
Emma Bunton (one of the Spice Girls): @PerezHilton Amazing news, it's the best feeling in the world! Congratulations Daddy!
Kevin Jonas: Congrats @PerezHilton on the birth of your baby boy much love and happiness and no sleep! God bless
The Backstreet Boys: Congrats to our man @PerezHilton! Thanks for sharing the great news about your son with all of us - let us know if you need any baby tips!
Jerry O'Connell; @PerezHilton He's got not one but TWO prom dates. I talked to them. They are in. http://yfrog.com/j2aqkktj
Denise Richards: "Congrats daddy!!! Beyond thrilled for u. Welcome to the club....xo"
Heidi Montag: "wow congrats on being a daddy!!!!! What an amAzing blessing! Your going to be a great father"
Michelle Trachtenberg: "OMG!! A huge congratulations to @PerezHilton on becoming a first time daddy. Mazel tov papa bear, your cub will be so loved!!"
Rosie O'Donnell: "MANY CONGRATS TO U ALL - LOVE DAKOTA & THE O'D GANG"
In response, Hilton tweeted:
I can't stop crying! Every time someone Tweets me "Congrats Dad" or "Daddy" the tears just start streaming! #PoppaPerez
He also made it clear that he'd prefer folks not send baby gifts. Instead, he urged well-wishers to donate to charity in lieu of presents.
There are, of course, some details missing, which is strange considering that Hilton usually does a good job digging up the dirt. Seriously, he hasn't dished on the "how," the "who," or the all-important detail: the baby's name.
We'd expect the name -- at least -- to be forthcoming.