Paris Hilton shocked fans Tuesday when she revealed that she secretly welcomed a child, a baby boy, with her husband Carter Reum via surrogate.
The socialite, 41, made the announcement via Instagram, which included a photo of the new mom clutching onto her infant’s hand.
‘You are already loved beyond words,’ wrote Hilton, followed by a blue heart emoji.
Baby joy! Paris Hilton shocked fans Tuesday when she revealed that she secretly welcomed a child with her husband Carter Reum; the couple seen in November 2022
She made the announcement via Instagram, which included a photo of the new mom clutching onto her infant’s hand
‘It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other,’ Hilton said in a statement to PEOPLE.
‘We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy.’
She did not reveal further details about the birth.
Soon after posting, Hilton was flooded with celebratory messages from her friends, family and followers.
Chrissy Teigen, who recently gave birth to her third child with musician John Legend, wrote: ‘a BABY!!!!!! congratulations so happy for you both!!’
Her dream: ‘It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other,’ Hilton said in a statement to PEOPLE
Family: ‘We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy,’ she concluded; Paris and Carter seen in April 2022
Kim Kardashian penned a similar sentiment by commenting: ‘So happy for you guys!!! [HEART EMOJI]’
Victoria Secret models Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes and Sara Sampaio all wrote ‘congratulations’ to the new mom.
The Great actress Elle Fanning was elated to hear the baby news as she commented: ‘CONGRATULATIONS! Most beautiful mommy’
Though this is Hilton’s first child, Reum, 40, already shares a 10-year-old daughter with reality star Laura Bellizzi, who he has allegedly seen ‘only once.’
Last month, the Simple Life star shared that she and her husband had started their in vitro fertilization (IVF) journey in 2020 before he ever proposed.
She was recently forced to clarify the status of their IVF journey after her mother Kathy Hilton claimed the pair were struggling to conceive.
Congrats! Soon after posting, Hilton was flooded with celebratory messages from her friends, family and followers, including Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen
‘I have tons of embryos that are waiting, we’ve been stocking up on a lot of them,’ Hilton fired back after she was asked about her mother’s remark by TMZ.
In early 2022, Hilton told E! News that she wanted ‘two or three’ kids with the millionaire entrepreneur and even had a desire for twins.
She also said she would want ‘maybe a boy first’ since she always dreamed of having an older brother to ‘protect’ her.
While appearing on the Trend Reporter With Mara podcast in 2021, Paris described the IVF process as ‘tough, but I knew it would be worth it. I did it a couple of times.’
Hilton said at the time that she and Reum were ‘planning our babies names and all of that,’ adding: ‘Just doing it together and having a partner that is just so supportive and always makes me feel just like a princess all the time…that it wasn’t that bad.’
It was her former assistant Kim Kardashian, 42, that introduced her to the IVF process. The reality TV star famously welcomed her daughter Chicago, four and son Psalm, three, via surrogate.
‘[Kim] was the one who told me about that. I didn’t even know anything about it. I’m happy that she told me that advice and introduced me to her doctor,’ she said.
IVF journey: Last month, the Simple Life star shared that she and her husband had started their in vitro fertilization (IVF) journey in 2020 before he ever proposed; seen in April 2022
She was recently forced to clarify the status of their IVF journey after her mother Kathy Hilton claimed the pair were struggling to conceive; Paris and Kathy seen in November 2021
‘So, I’m really excited to just move on for the next step of my life, and finally just have like a real life,’ Hilton continued. ‘Because I really do believe that having a family and having children is the meaning of life.
‘And I haven’t got to experience that yet, because I didn’t feel like anybody deserved that love from me, and now I finally found the person who does.’
Paris revealed in September 2021 they were looking for a baby name for a son.’I have baby London, which is the girl, and I’m trying to figure out a name for the boy,’ she said.
‘So if you have any suggestions, I’m asking my friends. I don’t want a theme of cities, but I don’t know — it’s hard to decide. London for sure for the girl; the boy, I’m just still trying to decide on.’
The pair wed in a ceremony November 2021 at Hilton’s grandfather Barron Hilton’s Bel-Air estate.
It was a lavish three-day affair attended by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paula Abdul and Kimora Lee Simmons.
Tough: While appearing on the Trend Reporter With Mara podcast in 2021, Paris described the IVF process as ‘tough, but I knew it would be worth it. I did it a couple of times’; seen in December 2022
It was her former assistant Kim Kardashian, 42, that introduced her to the IVF process. The reality TV star famously welcomed her daughter Chicago, four and son Psalm, three, via surrogate
She told her Instagram followers that she ‘felt like Cinderella’ on her special day and declared Reum her ‘soulmate.’
She wowed in a custom Oscar de la Renta gown for her walk down the aisle, but later changed into five show-stopping dresses for the reception.
Reum proposed to Hilton on her 40th birthday in February 2021 after two years of dating.
That same month, news that Reum was the father of Bellizzi’s daughter made headlines.
This prompted Reum to release a statement addressing the matter through a spokesperson.
‘The people who this story matters to have known about it for 10 years. Carter supports this child,’ it began.
‘While he does not have a traditional father-daughter relationship with her, he has provided for her since she was born, and will continue to do so.’
Bellizzi famously had a brief fling with actor Mel Gibson, and when she became pregnant both she and Mel publicly denied rumors he was the father.
Her infamous sex tape, bitter break-ups, fleeting celeb flings and FOUR engagements: A look back at Paris Hilton’s wild love history
Though she’s found her prince charming in Carter Reum and is now mother to a baby boy with the millionaire entrepreneur, Paris Hilton’s road to wedded bliss hasn’t been smooth one. From a sex tape scandal, bitter break-ups, fleeting celebrity romances and a total of FOUR engagements, DailyMail.com takes a look back at the very extensive relationship history of the 41-year-old hotel heiress…
Chris Zylka – 2017-2018
Paris’s most recent proposal before finding love with Carter was with HBO actor Chris Zylka. The pair began dating in 2017, and he proposed just a year later on a Aspen, Colorado ski trip in January 2018. At the time Paris said of their romance: ‘My best friend & soulmate. Perfect for me in every way.’ They would break up a few months later.
Ex-factor: Paris and ex-fiancé Chris Zylka in 2018
Thomas Gross – 2016
The Simple Life star and businessman Thomas Gross – who is worth over $200million – dated for a year before they split up in April 2016. The pair met at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, and were said to have immediately hit it off. She named him her ‘soulmate’ in an Instagram caption at the time and even took him as her date to sister Nicky Hilton’s wedding, but it wasn’t to be.
River Viiperi – 2012 – 2014
This Spanish model River Viiperi and Paris dated for two years – and the pair were often seen packing on the PDA while out partying. But the hotel heiress had moved on in 2014, and confirmed their breakup by kissing a mystery man on the beach in Malibu.
Model ex: Paris and River Viiperiin 2014
Afrojack – 2012
Paris was linked to Afrojack in 2012. Her reps denied reports that she had been dumped by the DJ, instead insisting that they were ‘best friends’ and ‘love and support each other very much.’
Cy Waits – 2010-2011
The reality star dated nightclub organizer Cy Waits for almost a year before they split in June 2011. Things went downhill for the couple when they were arrested in Las Vegas, with Cy getting busted for driving under the influence. He ended up losing his job as head of nightclub operations for Wynn and Encore in Vegas.
PDA: The heiress seen with Doug Reinhardt in 2009
Doug Reinhardt – 2009-2010
There was no love lost between Paris and The Hills star Doug Reinhardt. After a messy split, she told UsWeekly: ‘I am, like, so past that – I don’t even care! I don’t even remember that time in my life. I am over it! I just realized that I’m better off without him. So I ended it because I deserve something much better! He wasn’t right for me and I will eventually find somebody who loves me for who I am.’
Benji Madden – 2008
Before he was married to Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton and Benji Madden dated for nine months. However, it wasn’t to be as she split from the Good Charlotte guitarist in November 2008. ‘She is saddened by the breakup but they’re just too different and they wanted different things in life,’ a source said at the time. ‘He was loyal and sweet but it was time to take a break.’
Rocker: The star is pictured with Benji Madden in 2008
Stavros Niarchos – 2006
Stavros Niarchos, the son of a Greek billionaire shipping tycoon, dated Paris around 2006 before calling it quits after a year. Before Paris, Niarchos had been linked to Mary-Kate Olsen. The pair pledged to remain friends.
Paris Latsis – 2004-2005
Paris almost married her namesake Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, a Greek socialite and shipping heir. They began dating in December 2004 and were engaged just eight months later. But the couple had called things off by September next year. She had famously complained that her 24 carat diamond – reportedly worth $4.7 million – was too heavy on her finger.
Selfie pioneer: Paris takes a snap with Stavros Niarchos
Pose: Paris and Paris Latsis in 2005
Nick Carter – 2004
The socialite and Backstreet Boys singer Nick were an item for seven months before eventually splitting in July 2004. He would later say some unkind things about Paris in autobiography, writing: ‘Paris was the worst person in the world for me to hook up with. [She] fed my worst impulses as far as partying.’ Paris would respond saying: ‘I don’t believe I was a negative influence on Nick…. I’m glad he got help for his problems and wish him all the best.’
Deryck Whibley – 2003
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley and Paris Hilton were linked for a few months in 2003. Although they were spotted kissing on the party circuit in Los Angeles at the time, things between the pair fizzled out quickly.
Pop stars the rivals: Paris has dated both Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley
First big love: Paris and her former fiancé, model Jason Shaw, in 2002
Jason Shaw – 2002
The Hilton heiress was first engaged to model Jason Shaw, just before she turned 21 years old in 2002 but split in 2003. They were linked again later in 2010, though they appeared to be just friends. ‘I love him so much. We’re very close and I’ve known him a very long time,’ she told Ellen DeGeneres at the time.
Rick Salomon – 2001
Arguably one of her most famous exes, Paris and Rick’s relationship hit the headlines when the poker player leaked a sex tape of the two in 2004 years after they’d split. Paris later said she felt ‘so betrayed’ and recently claimed that the whole experience left her with PTSD. ‘It was my first real relationship. Eighteen. I was so in love with him and I wanted to make him happy,’ she said in her recent doc This Is Paris. ‘And I just remember him pulling out the camera. And he was kind of pressuring me into it. It was like being electronically raped.’
Edward Furlong – 2000
Paris confirmed her romance with the Terminator 2: Judgment Day star after rumors were swirling about an engagement and wedding. ‘No, we’re not married, but he is my boyfriend. We’ve been going steady together for about a month,’ she informed the New York Post in September 2000.
Notorious: Paris is seen with Rick Salomon circa 2001 who she made the infamous sex tape with