Over the past 25 years, we’ve all been privy to Paris Hilton’s myriad adventures. From the glamour to the Bling Ring burglaries, and even her collection of Golden Raspberry awards. Remembering that she briefly dated Edward Furlong in 2000 is a mind-bending exercise. Trying to picture Paris Hilton and Edward Furlong as a couple is, to say the least, quite peculiar.
After years of high-profile relationships, Hilton eventually found her match in venture capitalist Carter Reum. They sealed their commitment with a November 2021 wedding, following an 11-month engagement. Just over a year later, in January 2023, they joyfully announced the newest addition to their family: Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum, the couple’s first and, thus far, only child.
Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum came into the world via a surrogate on January 16, 2023. In an episode of her podcast “This Is Paris,” Hilton shared the origin of her baby boy’s name, which involved an extensive perusal of a map, seeking cities whose names would complement the established “Paris/London” theme in the family. She also explained the symbolism behind the name, likening it to a bird that rises from the ashes, signifying the cycle of disaster and triumph in our lives, and imparting a message of hope for the future.
It’s evident that Hilton and Reum are thoroughly enamored with their newfound family life. While it wouldn’t be entirely surprising if more little socialites joined the ranks in the future, don’t anticipate a substantial heads-up. Hilton, in an unusual departure from her typically public persona, opted to keep the lead-up to her first child’s birth under wraps, explaining to Harper’s Bazaar in February, “I’ve never had anything for myself. We decided that we wanted to have this whole experience to ourselves.”