Paris Hilton transforms again: This time as new mom

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Paris Hilton, mother.

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It takes more than a few seconds for that title to sink in when you consider how the 41-year socialite with a  “That’s hot!” catchphrase emerged from a sex tape scandal and reality star past to become a mom to a baby boy.

She and her husband, entrepreneur Carter Reumthrough, announced the birth via surrogate of their first child on Jan. 24.

Here’s a look at her evolution:


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The Hilton Hotels heiress was born into wealth in New York — the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton. As a 15-year-old, Paris became more rebellious, drinking and hanging out in clubs. Her parents responded by sending her to the Provo Canyon School in Utah where — according to Hilton’s 2020 documentary, This is Paris —  she was allegedly tied up, drugged, subjected to strip searches, and put into isolation for 24 hours. After 11 months, she left at the age of 18 in 1999 and began to model.


Hilton first rose to infamy when her 2001 sex tape, 1 Night In Paris, which was leaked by her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon in 2003.


Real-life besties Paris and Nicole Richie, daughter of singer Lionel, starred in their own reality show, The Simple Life, starting in 2003. With three seasons on FOX and two more on E!, it showed off Hilton’s gift for humour as she and Richie lived with blue-collar, rural families and worked in a series of jobs clearly unsuited for the Beverly Hills brats.


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The New York Post put Paris, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan on a 2006 cover with the headline, “Bimbo Summit” as they were captured on the town together partying hard.

Paris’ DUI in 2006 and subsequent driving violations led to her being sentenced to 45 days in prison in 2007. Who could forget that cringe-worthy interview with David Letterman about her time in the slammer? She would later claim he was trying to humiliate her.


Before marrying Reum, Hilton dated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter and was also engaged twice:  in 2005, to Greek shipping heir Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and in 2018, to actor Chris Zylka.

Paris Hilton and Carter Reum at LACMA gala in 2021.
Paris Hilton and Carter Reum at LACMA gala in 2021.Photo by Avalon /Bang Showbiz


“It’s always been my dream to be a mother, and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other. We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy,” Paris told People.

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