Perez Hilton welcomed baby girl Mayte Amor on Oct. 4 via surrogate. Mayte is the 39-year-old gossip blogger’s third child.
Hilton announced the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday which shows him holding Mayte alongside his mother, Teresita Lavandeira.
“Mayte Amor waited until 41 weeks to make her fashionably late arrival. She’s doing everything a newborn should do and doing it so well. She’s a whole 7 days advanced!” Hilton writes.
As for her name, Hilton explains that she is named after her grandparents.
“Named after her grandparents – Mario & Teresita – their love will forever flow through her and protect her and all of my kids. Grandma is over the moon and so are her siblings! Mayte Amor waited until 41 weeks to make her fashionably late arrival. She’s doing everything a newborn should do and doing it so well. She’s a whole seven days advanced!” Hilton writes.
He closed out the post with a note on the importance of surrogacy which he also used for his two other children, Mia Alma, 2, and Mario Armando III, 4.
“And thank you to all the surrogates who give so selflessly and whose kindness is inspiring! There are still many states in America that, sadly, prohibit surrogacy and I hope to use my voice to advocate for making it legal across the country!” Hilton writes.