Paris Hilton announces birth of first baby
Paris Hilton has welcomed her first child, a baby boy. Hilton, 41, shared a photo on Instagram of her baby's hand in hers, writing: "You are already loved beyond words."
Hilton, who married businessman Carter Reum in 2021, had kept their baby a secret until her post on Tuesday. A source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight the baby was born via surrogate. Hilton has not released the name of her baby.
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The businesswoman and DJ, whose family founded Hilton Hotels, chronicled her multi-day wedding celebration on a 2022 reality show, "Paris in Love," during which she and Reum spoke about wanting a family.
Hilton's post was flooded with positive comments from celebrities and friends. "So happy for you guys!!!" wrote reality star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian, Hilton's childhood friend.
"Congratulations to you both, biggest blessing," wrote supermodel Naomi Campbell.
"Congratulations!!!" wrote actor Lindsay Lohan.
"A BABY!!!!! congratulations so happy for you both!!" wrote model Chrissy Teigen, who recently welcomed her third child.
In November, Hilton revealed on her Instagram story she was undergoing IVF treatments, saying she and Reum wanted to enjoy their first year of marriage but planned on starting a family in 2023. "IVF is always a journey for everything but we're so fortunate that we have lots of healthy embryos ready and waiting to be part of our Cutesy Crew!" she wrote. "As everyone knows I have an extremely busy work and travel schedule but nothing gets me more excited than becoming a mom in 2023!"
Hilton's mom, Kathy Hilton, spoke about her daughter's IVF journey on E! News. "It breaks my heart because I know she is trying and trying and I always say, 'Just relax,'" she said. "So many people, they struggle and it doesn't just happen like that."
Caitlin O'Kane is a digital content producer covering trending stories for CBS News and its good news brand, The Uplift.