Bruno Mars

by ethnic on September 9, 2010

Birth Name: Peter Gene Hernandez

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1985

Ethnicity:
*paternal grandfather – Puerto Rican [Spanish/Canary Islander, Catalan, remote Italian]
*paternal grandmother – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Filipino [including Cebuano, Tagalog, and Spanish (Castilian)]

Bruno Mars is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and choreographer.

Bruno is the son of Bernadette del Pedro Bayot and Peter S. Hernandez. His paternal grandfather was Puerto Rican. Bruno’s paternal grandmother was Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Hungary and Ukraine). Bruno’s mother was from Manila, the Phillippines, and was of Filipino (including Cebuano and Tagalog), and some Spanish (Castilian), ancestry. Through his Puerto Rican line, he has 1/256th Italian ancestry.

Bruno is a second cousin, once removed, of Filipino actor Eddie Gutierrez, and the third cousin of Eddie’s children, actors Tonton Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez, and Raymond Gutierrez, and model Ruffa Gutierrez. Bruno’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Mariano Herranz Heras and Mamerta Cañizares Secuya, were also Eddie’s maternal great-grandparents.

Bruno’s paternal grandfather was Peter Hernandez (the son of Almecio Hernández Aquino and Fabiana Sebastiana Vázquez Garcia). Bruno’s grandfather Peter was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. Almecio was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, the son of Manuel Hernández Muñoz and Mercedes Aquino Hernández. Fabiana was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, the biological daughter of José Vázquez Romero and María del Rosario García Betancourt, and was adopted by Bernardo Peña Martinez and Rafaela Perosa Gerardez.

Bruno Mars at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live, Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA. photo by s_bukley

Bruno’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Dubov (the daughter of William Wolf Dubovis/Dubov and Bella Berger). William was a Jewish emigrant, from Kiev, and was the son of Sholom Yoseph DuBovis and Malka Weissman. Bella was born in New York City, to Hungarian Jewish parents, Joseph Berger and Louise Wohlberg.

Bruno’s maternal grandfather was Romeo Amando Maria “Eugene” Herranz Bayot (the son of Jesús María Bayot Fuentes and Consolación “Consuelo” Herranz Cañizares). Romeo was born in Manila, Philippines. Jesús was also born in Manila, the son of Gabriel Bayot and Josefa Fuentes. Consolación was born in Segovia, Spain. Consolación’s father, Mariano Herranz Heras, was Spanish, from Nava de la Asunción, Segovia, and Consolación’s mother, Mamerta Cañizares Secuya (or Mamerta Secuya Cañizares in Filipino), was born in Talisay, Cebu, Phillippines, the daughter of Alejo Cañizares Canindot (or Alejo Canindot Cañizares in Filipino), also of Talisay, and of Sabina Secuya Larombe (or Sabina Larombe Secuya in Filipino), of Minglanilla, Cebu. The surname Secuya is also spelled as Sycuya, which is of possibly Chinese origin, but it is not clear if Sabina had Chinese ancestry.

Bruno’s maternal grandmother was named Solidad San Pedro. Solidad was Filipino.

Sources: Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak’s article about Bruno’s ancestry, at The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Genealogy of Bruno Mars – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Bruno Mars (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

Marriage information of Bruno’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Mariano Herranz Heras and Mamerta Cañizares Secuya – https://www.familysearch.org

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Manila May 2, 2018 at 7:45 pm

One more thing: I forgot to include Canary Islander as part of his Puerto Rican Spanish ancestry.

madman May 2, 2018 at 9:08 am

Percentages doesn’t make so much sense in this case, especially since his mother has other ancestry than Filipino, like Spanish, and possibly even Chinese.

*Puerto Rican, distant Italian (paternal grandfather)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (paternal grandmother)
*Filipino, 1/8th Spanish (mother)

Manila May 2, 2018 at 2:23 am

For the paternal part, add Catalan as part of Puerto Rican ancestry, but away from Spanish ancestry. Lastly, Bruno Mars has 0.390625% Italian ancestry. However, Italian must be away from Puerto Rican ancestry.

For the maternal part, split Spanish away from Filipino. But, add Castilian as part of his Spanish ancestry.

Mariano was from Nava de la Asunción, Segovia.

neiltennant December 25, 2017 at 2:25 pm

HE IS 1/4 ASHKENAZI JEWISH like me !

wow

but i thought he might be black or something

neiltennant September 24, 2017 at 6:34 am

he looks like a friend of mine

HABIB

Manila September 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

TYPO: Alejo Cañizares Canindot (or Alejo Canindot Cañizares in Filipino)

Manila September 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Mamerta Cañizares Secuya -> Mamerta Cañizares Secuya (or Mamerta Secuya Cañizares in Filipino)

Alejo Cañizares and Sabina Secuya -> Alejo Cañizares Canindot (or Alejo Larombe Canindot in Filipino), also of Talisay, and of Sabina Secuya Larombe (or Sabina Larombe Secuya in Filipino), of Minglanilla, Cebu

Marriage information of Bruno’s great-great-grandparents, Mariano Herranz Heras and Mamerta Cañizares Secuya – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSM6-N9WY-Y

Bobby Martnen April 19, 2017 at 11:46 am

Correction

ETHNICITY: 25% Puerto Rican. 25% Ashkenazic Jewish, 43.75% Filipino, 6.25% Spanish

Filipino and Spanish should probably be split

follers April 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Do we really know that 6.25% is Mars’ only Spanish ancestry? Many Filipinos have Spanish roots here and there on their family trees, even if distantly. Plus, Mars most likely has Spanish ancestry through his Puerto Rican line, as well.

Ardor March 22, 2017 at 12:05 am

He definitely has some black in him. Because his hair is just too curly. Either it’s his Jewish or Spanish side gave him this feature or he has African ancestry. I’m guessing in his Filipino side, he has Negrito ancestry (Negritos are native to southeast Asia and they possess nappy hair).

P.S. There are also Puerto Ricans of African ancestry.

Bobby Martnen October 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Correction

Apparently, the parents of Bruno’s paternal grandfather are unconfirmed, but most likely to be Almecio Hernandez and Fabiana Vazquez.

https://www.geni.com/people/Pedrito-Hern%C3%A1ndez/6000000028773697120?through=6000000024699629008

His paternal grandmother was Mildred Dubov. She was born to William Wolf Dubov/Dubovis, a Jewish immigrant from Kiev, and Bella Berger, who was born in New York City to Hungarian Jewish immigrant parents Joseph and Mary Berger.

https://www.geni.com/people/Mildred-Hernandez/6000000028773844836?through=6000000024699629008

Bobby Martnen May 10, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Correction: Bruno’s paternal grandfather was known as “Peter Hernandez” longer than he was known as “Pedro Hernández Lebrón”. “Peter Hernandez is also the name on his obituary/funeral program (http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3gp73r70y1qm200ao1_1280.jpg)

How about writing:

Bruno’s paternal grandfather was Peter Hernandez (born Pedro Hernández Lebrón, the son of Sotero Hernández Lebrón and María Lebrón López). Pedro was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Manila April 3, 2016 at 3:58 am

Canizares -> Cañizares

The spelling is based on Bruno Mars’ maternal great-grandaunt Jesusa Herranz Cañizares’ baptismal record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSMJ-QSSM-1 (but please, don’t include this as one of the sources)

BigMama February 14, 2016 at 3:24 pm

He’s mixed not black Puerto Rican (white, Native American , black mixe) Filipino and white mix….

BigMama February 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm

He’s mixed, not black. Puerto Rican (mixed) Filipino and white*

Manila November 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Eugenio Amando Maria “Eugene” Herranz Bayot -> Romeo Amando Maria “Eugene” Herranz Bayot

It is written on his birth certificate: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939F-694R-3

Anyway, you will no longer add to put this source because there is already a genealogy of Bruno Mars.

jstv2015 October 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm

I can see the filipino and hispanic in him. Maybe it’s just me. Anyone else?

Duke February 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Looks like a predominate Amerindian Mexican or very tanned mestizo.

xoxo October 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm

LMFAO there’s a bunch of nasty racists on this site. I thought Bruno was black when I first saw him.

abbracci August 23, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Never knew he had Jewish in him :)

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Bruno mars is not black. He is asian, Jewish, Spanish. He could have African admixture but it is low if it is. He probably is more asian, european than anything because his parents don’t have any documented african ancestry. His dad looks European, his mom RIP looked asian. Don’t forget a lot of Puerto ricans have taino, native blood too. Majority are mixed with Spanish, then native then african being least of the mixtures. Puerto Rico today is 75 percent white according to 2010 census. If I didn’t know anything about his ethnic makeup I assumed he was asian.

fuzzybear44 August 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm

@cwm

Again, I never said he was a black man. I said him being PR it’s. Possible for him to have that heritage.Also from all the Dna test I ‘ve seen including the one you put up, it’s. The naive ancestry that’s. Lowest not the African

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Look at pics of his father and his siblings and see if you still feel the same. His dad looks European, jewish. His mom looks fully asian. This pic makes Bruno loom darker than he is. He’s actually like butterscotch color… he is darker than his siblings… probably because he took more after his mom. His mom was a darker asian woman.

fuzzybear44 August 6, 2015 at 11:37 pm

@cwn

If you’re asking me if I still think him being PR means he could be part black, then yes his parents outward appearance doesn’t. Change my mind. I ‘ve seen plenty of people who are completely white on the outside, yet are still part black. Look up bliss broyard, she’s. 17% black. Gabrielle Reece is part black, does she look it?

abbracci October 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm

Fuzzy bear, You are a dumb Afrocentric. You call mixed looking blacks Black but exotic good looking non-blacks half Black. You’re stupid. Get over yourself.

fuzzybear44 October 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

@abbracci

The only person stupid here, is you .First Learn to read what’s actually on the screen, not what your little mind made up. I didn’t call anybody anything. I don’t call anybody anything they don’t call themselves. Saying someone is part black is not the same as saying they are black. Also look at what you said
Quote:
( mixed looking blacks, Black )
which means you think of them as black people

Quote:
( but exotic good looking non-blacks half Black. )

You’re deluded, I never said anything like that.

Also calling me Afrocentric doesn’t do anything to me, so save it

ilovecherlloyd October 7, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Bruno Mars look more Native American than Black. Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Dominicans are mostly Spanish not mostly Black.

memphis November 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Due to periods of “whitening” in Latin America, depending on the region European ancestry is high but African ancestry is an essential contribution to the Latino DNA. Many Dominicans,Cubans look African but identify as Spanish or deny any African ancestry. Puerto Ricans are the Caribbean mix of indigenous, African, Canary Islander, Euro and some Middle Eastern.

504creolequeen213 August 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm

actually we all have african blood in us. referring to the eve gene or mitochondrial eve look it up its very interesting. a lot of folks also don’t know that there are black filipinos with course kinky hair as well as spaniards with the same. Shakespeare wrote about them in Othello The moors. Modern day they try to classify them as part of the arab nation the same they do with Egypt. in fact during the times that the mores ruled europe it was in fact “Black” sub saharan looking africans. Now im not goingto give a history lesson all i can say is do some research for yourselves trust me the truth will set you free but only if you are willing to accept the truth. P.S. The way a person looks only tells part of the story. Im louisiana creole my ethnic makeup is very diverse and within my own family we look like the rainbow. Growing up people swore my daddy was white and still to this day people think he’s white with his pale skin and blue eyes. And no none of his parents were white in fact my Grandfather was a very chocolate man and my grandmother carmel color. sorry about some of the run on sentences im extremely exhausted and just typing before i fall asleep so goodnight have a blessed one.

AW February 26, 2017 at 10:28 pm

The Moors did not rule Europe. They ruled parts of Spain and other parts of the Mediterranean such as Sicily and Malta. They tried to invade Gaul (modern-day France) but Charles Martel’s army pushed them out. And they were Arab and Berber.

fuzzybear44 February 27, 2017 at 2:40 am

@ AW

Quote(Arab and Berber)

Arab and Berber are just cultural names. The Almoravid empire was without question black berbers. All experts say that. Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman was so black, he was nicknamed the The black sultan, and he ruled during the Marinid dynasty. Plus almost all Dynasties employed SSA as mercenaries because many times they didn’t trust their own clans(they were not slaves, you don’t pay slaves, and they were well paid). The Almohads empire, also had many black berber clans in it, plus they also employed SSA mercenaries. Don’t forget (the black guard) and so on. Time changes a lot of things. Germany was also a stronghold for the moors

MettaWorkPlease December 10, 2016 at 5:12 am

Look, if you listen to his music, clearly alot of people can assume he’s black. I know to you being black must be a horrible thing, but luckily & thank goodness not everyone things like u because Bruno clearly idolizes black music & musicians because that’s what he aspires to sound like.

Bow Down Bitches August 2, 2015 at 4:38 am

He’s kind of ugly, but his music is good.

M July 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm

this nigga is a self hater, he DOES have some black in him. why won’t he come out and admit he’s black?

perez-richart August 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

he looks asian not black

cwm85 August 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

He is NOT black. No . matter what you want him to be. He is asian, jewish, european. No black. Sorry.

fuzzybear44 August 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm

@cwm85

How could you make a claim like? The man is Puerto Rican, so the African element is most definitely a possibility

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

It is a possibility but the pics of his mom and dad make it low. He is not a black man lol. He is Filipino, European Jewish, Spanish. His African descent if any is not documented, so we go by what we know and is documented.

fuzzybear44 August 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

@cwm

Ok lets look at it this way. Snoopy dog is said to be 23% native.however from my understanding, it’s. Not documented, but his Dna says it’s. There. Should we forget the Dna test, and just say he’s black?.I mean the Dna stuff you put up, says the Avg puerto Rico has African dna. Most ones I see don’t. Say anything accept that they’re puerto rican

fuzzybear44 August 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Ok first, I never stated he was a black man. I said by him being PR that there is a very good chance he has recent African. Heritage. Also, you should learn that the outward appearance doesn’t. Tell you the whole story

Blerman August 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

would that make him a better person if he was black

California July 14, 2015 at 5:32 pm

He doesn’t look 100% “Black”, tf is wrong with people???? He probably DOES have a little Black since he’s part Puerto Rican. He just looks like a multiracial Latino to me.

M June 9, 2015 at 6:38 am

He looks black and sounds black (his vocals). I thought he was related to Michael Jackson, he looks like him before he turned white.

cwm85 July 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm

He doesn’t look black or sound “black” whatever that means. He looks Asian and Puerto rican. Puerto Ricans typically are Spanish or Spanish and native mix and some are Spanish and African or mix all of the above. Bruno’s texture of his hair, lip size and his slanted eyes shows basically what his ethnicity is as explained on this site. African Americans or people with African admixture aren’t the only people on earth who have brown or tan skin. Bruno has like a very tan, very light brown complexion. People from India are brown, Nepal, some parts of asia. Some Spaniards are very tanned because of the geographic area where they live. Not every person who has a tan or brown or even black skin is from an orgin of Africa. If Bruno’s family had African ancestry I’m sue he or genealogist would discover it by now.

memphis November 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Just so you know not all “black people” look a like. Africa is a continent with a variety of ethnic groups and looks. The Philippines have an indigenous black skin population that are labelled so called “negritos”.

Manila May 14, 2015 at 2:00 am

I have several corrections to request.

Filipino, Spanish (mother) -> Filipino (including Cebuano and Tagalog), Spanish (mother)

Peter Hernandez (the son of Sotero Hernandez y Lebron and Maria Lebron y Lopez) -> Pedro Hernández Lebrón (the son of Sotero Hernández Lebrón and María Lebrón López)

Eugene Amando Maria Herranz Bayot (the son of Jesus Maria Bayot and Consolacion Herranz) -> Eugenio Amando Maria “Eugene” Herranz Bayot (the son of Jesús María Bayot Fuentes and Consolación “Consuelo” Herranz Canizares)

Consolación’s father, Mariano Herranz Heras, was Spanish while her mother, Mamerta Canizares Secuya, was born in Talisay, Cebu to Alejo Canizares and Sabina Secuya. The surname Secuya is also spelled as Sycuya which is of possibly Chinese origin. It is not clear if this Chinese ancestry has been documented/verified.

follers May 14, 2015 at 11:44 am

Thank you.

abbracci April 3, 2015 at 9:23 am

He looks Latino.

Connerfromvine May 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

What does Latino look like?

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 6:52 am

Filipinos have very straight hair. Even Spaniards don’t have such coarse hair. It’s strange how curly and thick his hair is (perhaps even a bit nappy?).

He must have a bit of African/black in him.

Your Mom August 10, 2014 at 2:04 am

He’s ….. Interesting Looking. He Looks Very Mixed.

Princess June 14, 2014 at 1:49 am

He’s ugly.

roman2886 June 4, 2014 at 4:25 pm

He defiantly has Black in him Some Puetro Ricans are Mulatto Mestizo and even Multiracial Black White Native American and Asian.

WTF April 17, 2014 at 10:30 am

Is his Filipino side Indigenous (aka what they call the Negritos?) He doesn’t look like a typical Filipino. AND YES, I understand that he is mixed, but wouldn’t his Filipino side look more Asian? He looks like an Indigenous Filipino. Also, no doubt that his PR side has some African. If his father was a “WHITE” PR he wouldn’t look like that. I’m guessing his father was either a mulatto PR.

TajMahmud May 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

No. His mother looks like a Filipino/Spaniard mix.

andrew May 14, 2014 at 3:36 pm
WTF June 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

his father looks part black to me. you must be blind.

Check7t February 25, 2014 at 11:12 pm

He does not look black, but he clearly has black ancestry from his PR side.

MCantu February 15, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Bruno Don’t Look just Black and In PR (Im Puerto Rican) He would not Be seen as Black either we have Black Boricuas who do look Black (Roberto Clemente for example) and Bruno looks Mulatto at best In fact he could pass for a Pacific Islander. But hey in the states everyone is seen as Black even some one as light and white looking as Lina Horne.

aaa February 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

he looks black

ihatemostpeople February 9, 2014 at 12:33 am

He does.

ectag February 7, 2014 at 4:50 am

He looks gay.

ihatemostpeople February 11, 2014 at 1:06 am
Flipspanside February 1, 2014 at 9:36 am

It is clearly if you look on the father side of Bruno he is not dark at all though it may carry through the darkness from his side of the genes…as you see the rest of the Bruno’s siblings’ are more light skinned than Bruno like his brother, Now on the mom side may have a little darker complexion that may carried some darkness through genes of her ancestry..afterall Philippines started out having these indigenous people lives in the mountain called “Igorots” which primarily looking like a tribe that has real darker complexions and hair are not straight and curly, which you would find Bruno’s skin tone color same! Now, I have a brother which is older than me by 7 years..we’re both born Filipino from same mom and dad (ancestry from spain, portugese and filipino mix) my brother has same complexion and actually looks like Bruno..same baby pictures of Bruno look alike even in his younger years (toddler) fam relatives used to call him (negro which he’s not even “black” at all) now which I am more of lighter skinned thinking that i’m Mestizo even at that in era of the movie called La Bamba people even calling me “Richie” in my early twenties, but we are from same parents (not adopted) but it is clearly my mom’s mom (grandmother) is/has the darker complexion no difference from my brother.

Again, talking about indigenous tribes in the Philippines these kids has big eyes curly hair (nappy lol) and has same features as Bruno which are than looking of a features (african/black babies/toddler’s). for example Australians aborigines tribe are real dark, so it depends what part of the world or countries that has such aborigine tribe does not mean they are black though the evolutionary genetic architecture of skin pigmentation in Northern Europeans, West Africans and East Asians. East Asians is in between West Africans and Northern Europeans thus say has some dark complexions. So therefore alot of criticisms/stereotyping of Asia being yellow or bec. u have darker complexion is what you are. Bruno Mars had drop his last name “Hernandez” which he is multi-ethnic background bec. of stereotypes and criticism of he should just play “latin/hispanic” music which he opposed to that bec. it’s not just he’s just ONE.. he’s everyone and came up with the last name “Mars” so he can be from another planet! ;)

ihatemostpeople January 18, 2014 at 12:27 am

I thought he was a mulatto or like Mexican and black.

Caution January 18, 2014 at 12:25 am

Yes he probably is part black. Puerto Ricans are usually like 1/4th black.

ihatemostpeople January 18, 2014 at 12:28 am

Yes you can clearly see he has some black in him.

AnonymousPerson January 9, 2014 at 2:02 am

I have to admit that he’s a bit cute. At first I thought he was ugly, but now I’m feeling different.

AnonymousPerson January 3, 2014 at 11:07 pm

He has to be part black! Most Puerto Ricans are mixed with black!!!!!!!

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 1:46 am

He looks part black. Look at his hair and features. It’s so sad when some celebrities deny their black heritages because it might hurt their career. http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/12/Bruno-Mars-Press-Image-1-600×450.jpg

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 1:47 am

heritage* I meant

Multiethnicchick December 31, 2013 at 10:22 am

Some of you people on here are stupid. Black people aren’t the only ones with brown skin and Asians can have broad noses and full lips. Bruno Mars looks like what he is and doesn’t look black at all

daria January 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

ive never seen an Asian person with his texture of hair.

WTF April 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

Me either, unless they were Blasian. His dad looks like a mulatto Puerto Rican.

King Bullshit December 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

The word “Bruno” means “Dog” it really does but that’s not why I’m here. I’m here to say what I gotta say about him. I think he’s gay on the down low.

andrew December 16, 2013 at 12:46 pm

the word “Bruno” means Brown, Braun etc..it depends by the language

marjanel October 13, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Bruno is Bruce in Spanish

The Beautiful Ones December 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm

THAT’S MY BOY RIGHT THERE!!!! I LOVE ME SOME BRUNO MARS! *TREASURE*

BiracialBeauty November 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

All the comments aren’t funny
they’re stupid

ellie November 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm

he wanna be white but he’s afro too

neiltennant November 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

he has disgusting jewish friedman eyes lol

guurl November 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

where did his thick head of hair come from? Maybe he’s disguising his Jew fro ;)

ShawntheGod November 2, 2013 at 4:55 am
cappy63 October 29, 2013 at 8:56 am

he is one ugly MF !

notional October 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I thought he was black

unicornsx September 18, 2013 at 6:03 am

Bruno was born in 1985 not 86

blah448 September 3, 2013 at 1:23 am

Who cares

daitoushoutou July 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesias (Julio Iglesias’s son), Nicole Scherzinger (former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls)… all have a Filipino parent – Mars and Iglesias’s mothers are from The Philippines, while Scherzinger, who was born in Hawaii like Mars, has a biological father who is of Filipino descent.

Google this.

myarmyrulesyours August 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

It doesn’t matter. If any of them believe in the Bible and/or The Torah, they are what their father is. A person’s identification (in terms of ethnicity) is determined by the father. Example: Noah produced three sons (Shem, Ham and Japheth). Jacob, who later became “Israel” in the Bible/Torah, produced 12 sons whom the 12 Tribes of Israel were named after. It goes by the line of the father. The father carries the seed. So, phenotypically, a person can look white but still be black if a person’s father or paternal grandfather was black; likewise, a person is Puerto Rican if his father is regardless of what origin the mother is.

nathaliemk July 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

He doesn’t look hispanic to me.. I’d say filipino with a tint of jewish.

ihatemostpeople February 9, 2014 at 12:38 am

Uhhh no he doesn’t look Jewish. He looks half black and half Filipino.

delnegro July 23, 2013 at 1:54 am

He look Puerto Rican shut the hell up

ihatemostpeople February 9, 2014 at 12:39 am

He looks black tho.

Affellay June 13, 2013 at 11:02 am

hah didnt expect him 2 be of Ukrainian-Jewish ancestry)

neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 6:21 am

he definitely has those jewish eyes

the so called FRIEDMAN eyes, look at Lenny Kravitz

nnnnn May 24, 2013 at 1:20 am

Hallo? “Almond” eyes are “Friedman” eyes? Which Friedman do you mean?

ihatemostpeople February 9, 2014 at 12:39 am

Jewish eyes? Wtf? There’s such a thing???

beyfox April 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

He doesn’t look Hispanic

samira May 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

there is not typical hispanic type … Hispanics are probably the most diverse people on this planet ! and he’s mixed …

samira May 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

there is no typical hispanic type … Hispanics are probably the most diverse people on this planet ! and he’s mixed …

Affellay June 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

He doesnt look Filipina 2 me:) Ive met a lot of em n they all (well, at least vast majority of em) look like Chinese or Thai

Affellay June 13, 2013 at 11:05 am

His Filipina mum seems 2 be mixed too huh?

anen87 July 16, 2013 at 12:16 am

I think she looks typically filipino to me brown skin, almond eyes, black hair…

ihatemostpeople February 9, 2014 at 12:39 am

He’s a black Hispanic.

Tribe7 March 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

MCantu March 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

You two White Dudes need to shut up trying to educate Blacks on thier History because you have no right focus on your own history the history that took over America raped and Killed The Native People brought Black out of their will to America raped and beat them, sold the off from their Family told them they were nothing, hung them, burnt them, feed their children to alligators.ets not forget what you did to Latin America you stole our land forced your Language and religion on us , raped our women, slaved us killed us with disease brought our Black ancestors raped them beat them same story. Oh yeah Australia you guys stole their land too and forced them out of their home you had sex with their Women and keep the children from their family, stole thier generation and tried your best to whip out thier culture. Well guess what WHite man, even tho you beat us and stole our culture we are still stronger then you will ever be. We over come pain and slavery what have you people overcome? Everything was always handed too you and when hard ships come you people are the first to take your life. Wake up White America. Viva mi raza. God bless every person of color who’s history was destroyed by the White man.

gottlob February 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Well, he is Puerto Rican the chances of him being of Black descent are pretty high. Just look at his hair texture so nappy, he has AFRO

FuzzyBear agrees with me..

andrew February 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm

no he looks exactly as his father who is white from Puerto Rico but he has brown skin as Filipino people

gottlob February 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm

His dad looks hispanic black.. don’t offend spaniards http://barkbiteblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83548795069e20148c71b4c35970c-800wi

It does not take a genius to guess his nappy hair comes from his Puerto Rican side.

Delete my awaiting comments please…,,

MCantu March 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

gottlob You sound racist and ignorant His dad does not Look Afro Hispanic he looks like a Mulatto and “Nappy Hair” is a racist term I am positive that your not Hispanic or Black so you have no say in what he is because I’m sure your a White person and no offense to White people but you don’t under stand us or our Backgrounds, you have no idea what we are mixed with you think we are all the same well we are not Just because a Majority of you are mostly Just White dnt go assuming we are just one thing. I’m Hispanic and Black Fair skin and wavy hair and I love my Black side but I get pissed when Whites refer too me as Black because My Father is from El Salvador he is Mestizo and part Mulatto My Mother is Black and part Irish I am Not Black and Other people of color people dont see me as Black other people know a mixed race person when they see one Whites seem to think who ever got Black in them is just Black. Puerto ricans Like most Hispanic’s (Yes we are Hispanic we do have Spanish ancestry as well) Are a mixed people SOme are AFrican,European and Native mixed some are mostly European some are Mostly Black and some have are Indigenous so even got some Asian blood. Filipinos are a Aboriginal people and a good half of them have spanish Blood and some Chinese blood and I am sure some other mixes as well. So yeah Bruno is not Black he Is Mixed on Both sides.

Sequoia April 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

Your daddy is black boo. You can’t get mad at the facts. No matter how light skinned if he is 1/8 black he is an AFRIAN and so are u. HAHAHAHAHA! Love your Blackness cuz it’s wthl you forever. If God said that your dad was black would you mad at him ?

andrew March 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm
anen87 July 16, 2013 at 12:27 am

His dad is half puerto-rican, half jewish. Bruno is at most 1/8 black (12%)

Sequoia April 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

His father is not white. He is a very very light skinned Afro Rican, he says so himself. Get you facts straight.

Multiethnicchick March 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Do you even know what “nappy” hair looks like? Because Bruno obviously doesn’t have it. Blind idiot

DVEO February 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

He is PR and filipino. thats it

Tribe7 March 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

No he isn’t he’s from the Chocolate Factory

exotiq January 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

What is it with the people on this site that love to make everyone Black or African??! …It seems that there’s always someone that thinks that just about every one of these celebs must be African or have part African ancestry and if their not, they must be lying?! …What is that all about???? …Are the majority of the people on this site black or African American? Because they seem to be the only group of people that seem to be obsessed with race and wanting to claim everyone!!! Geez!!! Give it rest already!!! Let people be who they are and give it up already! …Just be happy with who you are and then you won’t concern yourselves with what other people are so much!!!

betty boo February 25, 2013 at 11:03 pm

@ exotiq
HONESTLY SPEAKING I THOUGHT HE WAS HALF BLACK HALF ASIAN (FILIPINO). NOT THAT IM TRYING TO PLACE HIM WHERE IS NOT. IN THIS CASE IT WAS AN INNOCENT THOUGHT.

betty boo February 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

PS I THOUGHT THE AFRICAN AMERICANS WERE CLAIMING TO BE WHITE OR OTHER RACES RATHER THAN BEING BLACK?

gottlob February 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

It’s a known fact African Americans are not pure Black. Predominantly Black yes but not pure.

betty boo February 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm

@gottlob- not all but some. Just like the Africans, some are mixed and most are not.

gottlob February 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm

NO you are wrong! It has been proven by science and history tells us that too. Don’t ge me started on the “white slaves” who were sold as ‘black slaves” because they were descent of Black Africans therefore not pure black or white.
To be honest I don’t knw why you are telllng me this when you should be telling Fuzzybear when he’s on his mutliple rants, well it’s not ranting if it’s fact.

betty boo February 27, 2013 at 3:46 am

@gottlob- i beg to differ. Let’s just agree to dissagree. I’m telling you this not to urgue or any thing like that, i just was responding to your post.
You mean to tell me all the white slaves intermarried with the black slaves? No that is not logic enough. I accept that in the past 20 years or so, there has been alot of interrmarriage going on and that is great because it promotes peace , love and unity. But i don’t agree that all African Americans are not pure Black. NOT all of our fore fathers were taken advantage of, not all intermarried. Im sorry.

gottlob February 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Most African Blacks did get taken advantage of and those intermarried with other mixed Blacks and pure Blacks, therfore every African American is mixed, and in some occasions the “white slaves” who looked White but were descent of Black Africans intermarried with Whites. History and science back me up and FuzzyBear also..

fuzzybear44 March 1, 2013 at 3:40 am

@gottlob

Hey don’t put me in this,however I do have to agree with most of what you said.Except for every African American being mixed,I say about 2/3.The other 1/3 are more pure(maybe 2 generations old),right from the mother land,and other places

fuzzybear44 March 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

@betty boo

No all white slaves didn’t intermarried with black ones,however it did happen so often,that they had to come up with so many laws to tried to stop it(and even that did work,Irish nell is an example).Also,you don’t have to be married to have children. Black male slaves and indentured white female servants sometimes were made to have sex to procreate.It was a very cheap way to get slaves for life.Because of the laws,stating that the children would follow the parent into slavery.Look at (Elizabeth Key Grinstead),a slave who was not only the daughter of a white man,but whose common law husband was white. It was primarily white men and the Black slave women who were having babies mostly,because black women could be raped at will and many white men took advantage of that. Although there are indeed times when it was consensual(creoles for example) .Many African American families were started by through white women.Many of the great AA leaders were of mixed heritage(Frederick Douglass,W.E.B. DuBois,Malcolm X,Booker T. Washington etc).Then it’s not just black and white.There was something called the brown babies project.This project involved different countries like(england,Germany), sending their half blood babies fathered by black GI’s(thousands and thousands of babies),to raised by black families here.I forgot korea and Vietnam also had a little bit of exporting babies to.To much to write about the subject,so I’ll stop here.

fuzzybear44 March 1, 2013 at 4:54 am

My comment to betty boo is awaiting moderation

gottlob March 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

“Hey don’t put me in this”

I put you into this becuase your are a self proclaimed expert on everything African Black. Don’t get mad at me for the reputation you give yourself.

“however I do have to agree with most of what you said.Except for every African American being mixed”

Funny how you are changing your story now so suddenly now… hmmm

Like I said it’s self explanatory. Mixed blacks married pure blacks. Today that is what a African American is.

fuzzybear44 March 2, 2013 at 2:19 am

@gottlob

You took it the wrong way,I was actually joking with you.I see you using my name a lot,and thought it would be funny,to say(Hey don’t put me in this),maybe I should have put LOL behind it.Now despite the fact that you referred to me as the (angry black guy),I thought we had progress to point where we were cool,and I could joke with you,however I guess I was wrong.

(your are a self proclaimed expert on everything African Black )

I take great pride in learning about everything(African black) as you call it,and I do my research(and have so for years now).Now while I don’t hold a degree in the subject,my brother does.I have access to all his books and other material on the subject. I’ve talked to his Professors as well as my own on the subject.So if someone make a incorrect comment on this subject,yes I’m going to correct them(I can’t help it,if they don’t like what I say).Now for the record,I always state that my information comes from people who are said to be experts in that field of study.

(Funny how you are changing your story now so suddenly now… hmmm )

Please show me where I made that statement( all AA’s were mixed)?I’ve always stated 2/3 or 66%,look at my past comments(If I said otherwise,please show it to me).Going by the Experts in the field,they state 75% of AA’s

(Mixed blacks married pure blacks. Today that is what a African American is.)

True enough,I didn’t degree with you. Especially in the past this happen.Also all the things I said to betty boo were true(feel free to look them up)

gottlob March 2, 2013 at 2:56 am

“You took it the wrong way,I was actually joking with you.I see you using my name a lot,and thought it would be funny,to say(Hey don’t put me in this),maybe I should have put LOL behind it.Now despite the fact that you referred to me as the (angry black guy),I thought we had progress to point where we were cool,and I could joke with you,however I guess I was wrong.”

We are cool I have no problem with you and I have only called you “angry black guy” twice and never again. You forget that I’m European I do not get these kind of humour and I do use your name a lot because you are the #1 black activist on here and 99.8 % is all African Black talk on here.

“Please show me where I made that statement( all AA’s were mixed)?”

I thought you did in some post somewhere, I forget which one.. if I find it I will.

“True enough,I didn’t degree with you. Especially in the past this happen.Also all the things I said to betty boo were true(feel free to look them up) – See more at: http://ethnicelebs.com/bruno-mars/comment-page-21#comment-93400

At least you agree that I’m telling the truth.

fuzzybear44 April 26, 2013 at 3:14 am

@betty boo

Now I can’t speak for all AA’s,however it’s a pretty safe bet,that they don’t go around claiming anything.Around here,no matter your skin tone or whatever,this stuff doesn’t come up;they just say they are black people.Also they don’t have to claim being white,everybody knows what happen here,because it happen everywhere else in the world.Also no it wasn’t all rape,a good part of the participants were willing.

MCantu March 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

@exotiq My words exactly Black People in America don’t really have their own identity that is why they want to claim other people.

fuzzybear44 April 26, 2013 at 2:42 am

@MCantu

What you have stated is complete nonsense.Also who are the black people trying to claim?

Sequoia April 25, 2013 at 8:07 am

Baby, look first of all you can’t change history. We don’t try to claim nothing some of them state that they are of African descent, Ok! We are all of African descent look back to the Bible, God tells u that . White folks got all yall confused.

fuzzybear44 April 26, 2013 at 4:21 am

@Exotiq

(What is it with the people on this site that love to make everyone Black or African??)

How is stating that someone has a black ancestor,making them black?

I have a lot of white european ancestry,but it doesn’t make me white

I thought this was a site to learn about peoples ethnicity.However when it’s shown that they have a black ancestor,or may have one,all (H. E. double hockey sticks) breaks loose.

(Are the majority of the people on this site black or African American? Because they seem to be the only group of people that seem to be obsessed with race and wanting to claim everyone)

So AA’s are the only group on here obsessed with race?Also who are they trying to claim?

When I do make a statement,I’m basing it on what i do know about the person.Also about the historical presents of black people in said country.However I’m not trying to claim anyone,I get nothing out of this.I’m not trying to(2% them,one black ancestor,or one drop them).What I find interesting,is why that’s the one ancestry,everyone gets upset about.

It might also help,if these said latin celebrities,not take AA movie or t.v roles etc.I mean,if they wish to be seen as latino,stop playing AA.This is where the confusion comes in.

(Just be happy with who you are and then you won’t concern yourselves with what other people are so much!!!)

I thought that’s what this whole site was about.Learning about different peoples mixtures.How they could have same mixture as you,yet look completely different etc.

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