Paris Hilton Didn’t Tell Her Immediate Family About the Birth of Phoenix for More Than a Week

On Wednesday, Paris Hilton took to her This Is Paris podcast to talk about the birth of her first child with her husband, Carter Reum. As MamasUncut previously reported, she finally revealed her baby boy’s name – Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum – and also provided the meaning and inspiration behind the unique name. 

The announcement certainly turned a lot of heads, but it also overshadowed something else she revealed about the birth of her baby – that being the fact she kept the birth hidden from her immediate family in hopes of keeping the news private to her and Carter. She explained how it was something she had to do.

Considering how fast news spreads in the age of social media, Paris Hilton refrained from telling anyone out of fear that news outlets – such as TMZ or Page Six – would pick up on it. She expressed how difficult it was to keep it a secret, especially since every new mother wants nothing more than to tell the world. 

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“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,” said Hilton – adding her life and privacy have often been invaded.

She went on to explain that she and Carter ‘literally made a pact together that we would not tell anyone.’ They waited about a week before sharing the news, and much like they anticipated, it spread like wildfire – every news outlet that exists picked up on the story as she shared a photo of the baby’s tiny fingers.

While it was hard to not say anything, she’s happy they didn’t. In fact, it ended up making that precious moment when her mother – Kathy Hilton – finally met her little grandson that much sweeter. She talked about the ‘look on her face’ when her mother laid eyes on Phoenix Barron for the very first time. 

“She was so surprised — just the look on her face, it was priceless,” added Paris on the podcast. As for finally being a mother – “We are just so happy and feel so blessed. He is so perfect, and it’s amazing being a mom,” she said. They have a long journey ahead, but it’s one that’ll be filled with excitement.

Grandma Hilton is Happy for Paris Hilton and Carter Reum

Kathy Hilton, who is a fan-favorite on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, shared a brief statement with PEOPLE about her new grandson. Also speaking on behalf of her husband, Rick Hilton, the 63-year-old is ‘over the moon’ after welcoming Phoenix into the family – a similar sentiment by Paris Hilton herself.

“Paris and Carter, we know you are going to be the most amazing parents. We are so thrilled for you both! Thank you for this perfect addition to our ever-growing, beautiful family,” she concluded. The couple is now grandparents to six grandchildren – Nicky Hilton has three children, and Barron Hilton II has two.

Kathy and Rick have been happily married for 43 years and will celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary on November 24th. They have four children – Paris, Nicky, Barron, and Conrad Hughes Hilton III. Conrad is the only one without a child as he continues to find himself in hot water – recently being sent to prison.

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While Paris Hilton has her own run-ins with the law, she appears to have turned a new leaf since marrying Carter Reum and is looking forward to being a good mother to Phoenix. She and Carter have been dating since December 2019, got engaged in February 2021, and tied the knot on November 11, 2021. 

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