"We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy," she wrote.
Paris Hilton is a mom for the first time! The 41-year-old businesswoman and media personality welcomed her first child via surrogate. She and her husband Carter Reum are overjoyed to bring their son into the world. Hilton posted a close-up photo of the baby gripping her thumb online, captioning the beautiful moment, "You are already loved beyond words 💙."
"It's always been my dream to be a mother and I'm so happy that Carter and I found each other," the new mom told PEOPLE. "We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy."
The great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, tied the knot with venture capitalist Carter Reum at the former Bel Air estate of the bride’s late grandfather Barron Hilton, the successor to hotelier Conrad, in November 2021. The two have been friends for over 15 years according to the Simple Life reality star. “We stayed in each other’s lives over time, and we reconnected at a Thanksgiving get-together in 2019. From that night, I felt the spark, and the rest is history,” she said, according to Vogue.
The couple knew they wanted to expand their family and began the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We started going and doing it like a few months in because the world was shut down," she told PEOPLE. "We knew we wanted to start a family, and I was like, 'This is perfect timing. Usually, I'm on a plane 250 days out of the year, and let's just get all of the eggs stocked and ready,' and we have tons of them just waiting."
During their fairytale wedding, their first dance was to Bruno Mars’s Just the Way You Are, and during dinner, Demi Lovato gave a special performance of I Will Always Love You. Hilton who endured abuse in her younger years and entered unhealthy, toxic relationships is grateful to have found love that feels safe at last.
“Throughout the years, I was always searching for my partner,” Hilton shared, reflecting on the morning after the wedding. “Not only someone to share my dreams with but a man to build a future together. I was looking for my equal. Someone who wasn’t fascinated with ‘Paris Hilton’ but instead, someone who saw the real me and loved me for me. Someone who is loving and kind. Someone to be a father to my future children. I’m so proud of my love story with Carter, and even more excited that it’s just beginning.”
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