Paris Hilton has revealed that her mum Kathy and the rest of her family didn’t know about her baby son Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum until a week after his birth.
The Simple Life star, 42, welcomed her first child with her husband Carter Reum last month – but wanted to keep thing very private.
Speaking on her This Is Paris podcast she said: ‘Not even my mom, my sisters, my best friend knew until he was over a week old.
‘It was really nice to have that with Carter, be our own journey together. I just feel like my life has been so public, and I’ve never really had anything be just mine.
‘So when we were talking about it, I really felt that I wanted this journey to be for us only.
Secret: Paris Hilton has revealed that her mum Kathy and the rest of her family didn’t know about her baby son Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum until a week after his birth
Private: The Simple Life star, 42, welcomed her first child with her husband Carter Reum last month – but wanted to keep thing very private (pictured with mum Kathy)
‘Because we were so excited and wanted to tell our families, but we were just nervous because if you tell a person, then they tell someone, and all the sudden, it’s in TMZ or Page Six, and I’ve had enough of my life like that.
‘So Carter and I literally made a pact together that we would not tell anyone, and no one knew until just recently.’
Her mother didn’t meet her newborn until about a week after he was born.
She said of the moment: ‘When I introduced my mom to our baby boy, it was amazing to see the look on her face.
‘She was so surprised — just the look on her face, it was priceless.’
It comes after the star revealed that she already has ‘seven’ more embryos in the hope of having more kids, less than a month after Phoenix’s birth.
While gracing the cover of Glamour UK, the socialite admitted that she and Carter decided to freeze embryos in the hope of starting a family, and that their collection are ‘all boys.’
Speaking in the candid new interview, the New York native added that she decided to use a surrogate as she has always been ‘scared’ of childbirth.
Newborn: Paris shared the surprise news of her son’s birth last month as she held his tiny hand in an Instagram post
Honest: Speaking on her This Is Paris podcast she said: ‘Not even my mom, my sisters, my best friend knew until he was over a week old’ (pictured with sister Nicky)
Fair: She said: ‘It was really nice to have that with Carter, be our own journey together. I just feel like my life has been so public, and I’ve never really had anything be just mine’
She also confessed that she had previously had her eggs frozen on the advice of her pal Kim Kardashian, and had been planning to have a child on her own before she and Carter met.
She said: ‘I went and did the one round of IVF, because Kim had told me about it. So I had eggs frozen.’
But when she and Carter met and tied the knot, they decided to start a family, and during the Covid lockdown they had embryos frozen, and they still have enough to have numerous children in the future.
The heiress said: ‘Carter and I had already been talking about the future and then the world was shut down, so I was like, ”What do you think about us making embryos?”
‘And he said, ”Yeah, let’s do it.” And we’ve done it seven times… I have all boys. I have 20 boys.’
Paris added that she always planned to have her baby with the help of a surrogate after developing a fear of doctors during her younger years at boarding school.
She explained: ‘I’m just so scared, I think, again, leading back to Provo of even being in a doctor’s office, just all of that.
‘The shots, the IVs that they put in [she claims they used to regularly take samples of her blood].
‘When I was in The Simple Life, I had to be in a room when a woman was giving birth and that traumatised me as well.
‘But I want a family so bad, it’s just the physical part of doing it. I’m just so scared… childbirth and death are the two things that scare me more than anything in the world.’
Paris shared the surprise news of her son’s birth last month, and her Glamour interview came just a day after revealing his mythical name for the first time.
In February, the reality star shocked fans when she revealed that she had welcomed her child via surrogate.
The heiress kept news of his arrival not only a secret to the public but her own family. She waited a week after Phoenix was born to share his arrival with loved ones.
Paris previously spoke about her decision to keep her immediate family in the dark about her child until she was on the verge of announcing his birth.
‘My entire life has been so public,’ she told Harper’s Bazaar. ‘I’ve never had anything for myself. We decided that we wanted to have this whole experience to ourselves.’
‘I want to protect him and to be with him every second. You have this mother instinct that kicks in, which I’ve never had before,’ she said of her son.
While this is her first child, Reum was revealed to have had a ‘secret’ daughter, named Evie, with ex Laura Bellizzi.
News that he has a daughter broke just days after he married Hilton in a lavish wedding in Bel Air in November 2021.
Tough: Paris previously explained that she always planned to have her baby with the help of a surrogate after developing a fear of doctors during her younger years at boarding school
The couple had briefly dated in 2011 but split before Bellizzi, 46, discovered she was pregnant. At the time, there was speculation the baby was fathered by Mel Gibson, who Bellizzi also dated for a short time, but both sides adamantly denied that.
Reum does pay child support for Evie, but has not allegedly seen her since she was an infant.
He is worth an estimated $40million, after co-founding investment company M13 with his brother Courtney, 43. They also founded the liquor brand VEEV Spirits together.
A source previously told DailyMail.com exclusively that: ‘Carter has never once acknowledged Evie or given her so much as a birthday card or a Christmas present.’