Bruno Mars — Ethnicity, Siblings, Family & Religion

By | May 20, 2018

Bruno Mars is a singer who was born on 8 October 1985 in Hawaii, however his Ethnicity is mixed. He has Puerto Rican from his paternal grandfather side and Ashkenazi Jewish from her paternal grandmother side. He has 06 siblings, and follow Christian religion. Peter Gene Hernandez, or more commonly called as Bruno Mars is also a songwriter, record producer, dancer and also the recipient of the most prestigious Grammy Award. He is known for his superhit songs like ‘Nothin’ on You’, ‘That’s What I Like’, ‘Uptown Funk’ and many more. It was during the 2000s when he slowly garnered fame and popularity for his works.

Bruno Mars

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican, Ashkenazi Jewish and Filipino

Name Peter Gene Hernandez
Date of Birth October 08, 1985
Occupation Singing
Parents Father: Peter Hernandez
Mother: Bernadette San Pedro Bayot
Ethnicity Puerto Rican, Ashkenazi Jewish and Filipino
Net Worth $110 Million
Hair Color Black
Eye Color ‎Dark Brown
Sibling Eric Hernandez, Presley Hernandez, Tiara Hernandez, Tahiti Hernandez and Jamie Hernandez
Education President Theodore Roosevelt High School
Languages English
Religion Christian
Children’s N/A
Relationship Status Dating
Girlfriend Jessica Caban
Sun Sign Libra

Parents and Siblings

Bruno Mars was born as Peter Hernandez Jr. to Pete Hernandez and Bernandette. He belonged to a family of musicians and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 8, 1985. Pete Fernandez was an eminent musician and also founded a vocal group which was named as the Love Notes. He had already earned much fame and respect owing to his singing performances and through his vocal group. Bernandette used to be a hula dancer and also performed in group singing performances. It looks like if music ran in the blood of the family. However, Bernandette died of a fatal brain disease in the year 2013. Bruno Mars spent his childhood with one brother and four sisters. So, their family consisted of a total of six children including two boys and four girls. The name of his siblings are:

  • Eric Hernandez (Brother)
  • Presley Hernandez
  • Tiara Hernandez
  • Tahiti Hernandez and
  • Jmie Hernandez

He loves his siblings a lot and loves to spend most of his times with his family.

Heritage and Family Background

Bruno Mars has a more complex ethnic background as would have been imagined by a lot of his fans. His mother, Bernadette was born in Philippines where people from a variety of races have moved in to form the diversity. Philippines has descendants of people who have moved in from South-east Asia, East Asia and Europe (predominantly Spanish) heritage which converge to form the ethnic diversity of the region. Apart from this, Pete Fernandez, the father of Bruno Mars was born in Puerto Rico who happen to be the descendants of Africans, Europeans and some other combinations. However, some research have also portrayed that the ancestors of Bruno Mars are Jewish who hailed from Hungary and Ukraine regions. Regarding dating, there was a rumor that Bruno  has been dated with Chanel Malvar who is an actress.


His tracks, ‘Uptown Funk’ and ‘That’s What I Like’ fetched him the prestigious Grammy Awards. Bruno Mars is associated with one of the very well known models, Jessica Carban and they are together since 2011.