Bernadette Hernandez was the proud momma of the Hawaiian, Filipino and Puerto Rican singer Peter Gene Hernandez also known as Bruno Mars.
Mars’ beloved mother was born Bernadette San Pedro Bayot on August 21, 1957 in the Philippines but she also has Spanish roots, she was just a child when her family moved to Hawaii.
The love story between Bernadette who we have come to know as Bernie began when she was an exotic hula dancer and singer, one of the hula dancer that performed at the show when percussionist named Peter Hernandez played, Peter who was born in Brooklyn, NY is half Jewish/ half Puerto Rican also is Ukrainian/ Hungarian descent.
Bernie and Peter got married and had 6 amazing children, his sisters are Jamie, Tiara, Tahiti, & Presly and big bro Eric.
Little Peter Gene like many members of their family showed his interest in music at a very early age, his father who saw in Peter a resemblance in Bruno Sammartino the legendary pro wrestler, decided to nicknamed his son Bruno.
Bernie was ecstatic to see her little son, Bruno joining his uncle an Elvis impersonator and the rest of the family in their music band The Love Notes. After Bruno graduated from High School he moved to L.A, she misses him everyday but she is definitely proud of what he has accomplished.
55-year-old Bernadette Bayot Hernandez was rushed to the hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, media reported on June 1st, 2013 that at first her family thought Bernie Hernandez suffered a serious heart attack, adding that her family were by her side, but it was until a day after that that it was confirmed that Bruno’s mom passed away from a brain aneurysm at Queen of Angels Hospital in Honolulu.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bernadette Hernandez’s beloved family, friends and fans throughout this sad time.