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Published on February 18th, 2015 | by Louise Sloan

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Perez Hilton: Single Dad We Love!

WHY WE LOVE HIM: Perez’s children’s book, The Boy With Pink Hair, fights bullying by celebrating difference and creativity. And his Instagram feed shows, on a near-daily basis, that dads can be doting, too.

Perez Hilton may have recently been dubbed “Britain’s most hated man” while being voted off of Celebrity Big Brother, but at Singlewith, he’s a dad we love. That’s because, regardless of what he does in his public persona, he’s clearly a loving, hands-on father and family man. Check out the video he make exclusively for Singlewith, posted below, in which he absolutely gushes about how much he adores being a dad. The celebrity gossip king also exposes himself as a big teddy bear in an Instagram feed full of Daddy-son photos so relentlessly sweet they could induce a sugar coma.

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Dressing up as the Boy with Pink Hair for the literary Halloween celebration at school.

Perhaps even more important, we love Perez because his charming children’s book, “The Boy with Pink Hair,” has been out in the world since 2011, helping kids feel good about being different – and doubtless swaying a bully or two over to more positive behavior, as happens with the bully in the book. (The Boy with Pink Hair saves the day and the Boy with the Bad Attitude becomes the Boy with the Slightly Better Attitude. Yay!)

Shortly after my son dressed up as Perez’s “Boy With Pink Hair” character for his school’s “dress as your favorite book character” Halloween event, we got an invitation to have a “play date” with Perez and his son Mario (who recently turned 2) in their Manhattan apartment. At home, Perez was low-key and friendly, and clearly enamored and hands-on with his little boy. His mom popped in from her apartment in the same building – Perez may have made enemies along the way but he sure keeps his family close.

Here’s the celeb single dad himself, talking about why he loves fatherhood and family:

 

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About the Author

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Louise is Singlewith's founder and content director. She's been an editor and writer for print and online publications including the New York Times, Glamour, Ms., Salon.com, Out, Ladies' Home Journal, Health.com and The Huffington Post. She's also the author of Knock Yourself Up, a memoir and report about choosing single motherhood. She lives in Rhode Island with her 10-year-old son, Scott.



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