Paris Hilton revealed that it was Demi Lovato’s documentary which inspired her to write her recent memoir.
The 42-year-old heiress – who welcomed son Phoenix in January – released Paris: The Memoir earlier this month, where she got candid about her life, and shared her inspiration for opening up.
The reality TV star wrote that the Cool for the Summer singer’s, 30, documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated – released in 2017 – encouraged her to share her own story.
‘I was as stunned as the rest of the world by how real, vulnerable, and courageous she was,’ Hilton wrote.
‘In the doc, Demi shared a painful reckoning with a difficult past; in person, I saw her in the midst of an intense journey of self-acceptance and discovery. I envied that acceptance. I wanted that discovery for myself,’ she added.
Inspiration: Paris Hilton revealed that it was Demi Lovato’s 2017 documentary which inspired her to write her recent memoir; (L) Hilton pictured 2023 (R) Lovato pictured 2023
In the documentary Lovato opened up about some of her past struggles with drug abuse and depression.
Lovato then followed-it up with another documentary series in 2021, titled Dancing With The Devil, where she discussed the trauma of her near-fatal 2018 overdose on heroin and fentanyl, which left her hospitalized.
Meanwhile Paris has been discussing a fair share of her own trauma in her book.
Among the number of serious topics she talked about was her decision to have an abortion in her twenties, being raped at the age of 15, and the impact her sex tape scandal had on her career and her family.
A lot of her bad memories were focused around the abuse she suffered while attending a boarding school for troubled teens in the 1990s.
‘This book was like a diary,’ the socialite said during a recent appearance on Good Morning America.
‘I put everything in there, so many really traumatic experiences that I endured, especially as a teenager, and so many just memories I didn’t want to remember – but also a lot of the good, exciting times. I’ve lived such an amazing life.’
‘It was so cathartic and therapeutic letting go of so much because carried so much on me for so long and I’ve been through so many hard times. But just to put it all out there felt good,’ she said.
Stunned: ‘I was as stunned as the rest of the world by how real, vulnerable, and courageous she was,’ Paris, 42, shared; Demi, 30, pictured in a still from the film
Struggles: In the documentary, titled Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, the singer opened up about some of her past struggles with drug abuse and depression; Pictured in a still
Candid: The new mom released Paris: The Memoir – which she said was ‘was like a diary’ to her – earlier this month, getting candid about her own life
Candid: Among the serious topics Paris discussed in the book was her decision to have an abortion, being raped at the age of 15, and the impact of her sex tape scandal; Pictured 2023
The hosts – Michael Strahan, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos – asked the socialite how her mom reacted to the bombshells Paris dropped in her memoir.
‘She’s so proud of me for being brave and telling my story,’ she said, revealing that her mom had no idea about some of the difficulties Paris faced as a teenager.
But the Paris in Love star has plenty joy in her life these days – particularly with her brand new baby son Phoenix Barron.
‘My little Phoenix is my angel,’ she gushed. ‘I’m so obsessed with him. He is everything to me. My heart is so full.’
Paris and her husband Carter Reum, 42, announced the birth of their son in January.
On a recent episode of her podcast the Cooking with Paris star revealed that she and her husband kept her baby a secret until a week after his birth.
And during an appearance on Monday’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon she revealed how her mom feels about baby Phoenix.
‘Obsessed,’ Paris said. ‘Just showing up all the time unannounced.’
Joyful! The star has plenty joy in her life now, particularly with her new baby son Phoenix, whom she welcomed with husband Carter Reum, 42, in January; Pictured with Reum in 2022
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