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Buddy Valastro Bio, Age, Family, Height, Wife, Children, Career, Buddy vs. Duff, Net worth

Buddy Valastro Biography

Born Bartolo Valastro, Jr., Buddy Valastro is an American baker and reality tv personality best known for Cake Boss, Bakers vs. Fakers, and Buddy vs. Duff. The baker is the owner and head baker of Carlo’s Bakery. He is also the owner of Buddy V’s Events and Buddy V’s Ristorante.

Buddy Valastro Age | Birthday

Born on March 3, 1977, the Cake Boss host, Valastro is 44 years old (age in 2021).  Valastro celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of March each year.

Buddy Valastro Family

The Bake You Rich host, Valastro was born in  Hoboken, New Jersey, to his parents Mary Valastro (mother) and Bartolo Valastro, Sr. (father). Both his parents are of Italian origin with his mother Mary having been born in Altamura, Italy, and his father being born in Lipari, Italy. Valastro’s mother was born to Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey when his mother was six years old. His father was the original owner of Carlo’s Bakery that now Valastro owns following his father’s death.

Moreover, Valastro has four siblings; sisters named Lisa Gonzalez, Mary Sciarrone, Grace Faugno,  and Maddalena Castano. The baker and his family are of Italian heritage.

Buddy Valastro
Buddy Valastro

Buddy Valastro Height

The Buddy vs. Duff host, Buddy stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 7 inches or 1.70 meters tall.

Buddy Valastro Wife

The Bake You Rich host/judge, Valastro is married to Lisa Valastro. The pair tied the knot on October 14, 2001, and have since been blessed with four lovely children; one daughter and three sons.  Moreover, Valastro’s family lives in a home in New Jersey.

Buddy Valastro Children

Valastro, together with his wife Lisa, have four children; a daughter named Sofia Valastro and sons named Carlo Valastro, Marca Valastro, and Bartolo Valastro III. Daughter Sofia is 18, son Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro III is 17, Marco is 14 and youngest son Carlo is nine (all ages as of 2021).

Buddy Valastro Hand

Valastro suffered a horrifying hand injury in 2020  while at his private bowling alley. Reportedly, the Cake Boss was spending time with his family at his New Jersey home when his right hand got stuck in a bowling pinsetter. Fortunately, his sons saved him from losing his hand by cutting the metal rod with a reciprocating saw. In a September 2021, interview with The Rachael Ray Show, Valastro revealed that his hand was 95% healed and he was back to baking Cakes.

Buddy Valastro Education

Valastro went to  Ridgefield Park High School. Later, he enrolled at the Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus where he took baking courses.

Buddy Valastro Career

Buddy is a baker, entrepreneur, and television reality star. He is the owner and head baker at Carlo’s Bakery, a family business. Carlo’s Bakery has over 17 bakeries in seven locations in the USA. The baker is also the owner of Buddy V’s Events and the face of  Buddy V’s Ristorante. Moreover, when it comes to television reality shows, Buddy has appeared in quite a number. Some of his appearances in tv shows include:

  • Cake Boss
  • Kitchen Boss
  • Next Great Baker
  • Buddy vs. Duff
  • Bake You Rich
  • Buddy’s Bakery Rescue
  • Batalha dos Confeiteiros (2015–2018), “
  • Batalha dos Cozinheiros (2016),
  • Cooks vs. Cons (2016),
  • Bakers vs. Fakers (2016),
  • Bake It Like Buddy (2018–2019),
  • Unpolished (2019), and
  • Buddy vs. Christmas (2020).

Buddy Valastro Books

In addition to being a baker, Cake Boss Valastro is an author of a number of books including:

  • Baking with the Cake Boss: 100 of Buddy’s Best Recipes and Decorating Secrets
  • Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss: Family Favorites as Only Buddy Can Serve Them Up
  • The Essential Cake Boss (A Condensed Edition of Baking with the Cake Boss): Bake Like The Boss–Recipes & Techniques You Absolutely Have to Know
  • Cake Boss: Receitas e TEcnicas Essenciais
  • Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss: Recipes for Get-Togethers Throughout the Year
  • A Confeitaria de Cake Boss
  • Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

He also released Cake Boss Publisher: Free Press

Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday

Buddy and Goldman will compete in the Food Network’s new season of Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday.  Season 4 Episode 1 (Holiday: Cartoon Christmas) premieres on November 28, 2021, and will see Buddy, Duff Goldman and their teams face off in their first challenge, building cakes inspired by the beloved classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The teams dig into their childhood memories to bring to life iconic scenes with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang.

Other episodes include Holiday: Winter Wonderland where Buddy and Duff Goldman “create their own magical winter wonderlands. The teams construct arctic creatures and their habitats in displays of massive proportions, and the King of Holiday Cakes is crowned.”

Also, Holiday: Santa’s Workshop and Holiday: Nutcracker are among the show’s season 4 Episodes.

Buddy Valastro Net worth

The reality television personality, Valastro has an estimated net worth of $10 million through which he has acquired working as a Chef and reality TV personality. He has also amassed his fortune through a family business.


Buddy is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @buddyvalastro with 4.1 million followers as of November 2021. He also has a Twitter account under the username @CakeBossBuddy.