Kevin Mazur/Getty Paris Hilton and Carter Reum
Paris Hilton is kicking off 2023 with a new title—Mom!
The businesswoman and media personality, 41, and her husband Carter Reum recently welcomed their first baby together, a son, via surrogate, PEOPLE can confirm.
“It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy Carter and I have reunited,” the new mom told PEOPLE exclusively. “We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are bursting with love for our baby boy.”
Sharing the exciting news on Instagram on Tuesday, Hilton posted a close-up photo of the baby holding her thumb. “You are already loved beyond words 💙,” she wrote.
Hilton has previously been open about her desire to parent alongside Reum, 41.
During an interview with PEOPLE in December, the Love Rush perfume founder discussed the couple’s plans to have a baby after the pair tied the knot late last year, sharing that she and Reum began the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We started doing it a few months later because the world was closed,” she told PEOPLE. “We knew we wanted to start a family, and I was like, ‘Now is the perfect time. Usually I’m on a plane 250 days a year, and we keep all the eggs stocked and ready,’ and we have some. tons waiting.”
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Hilton and Reum got engaged in February 2021 after more than a year of dating and tied the knot in a three-day wedding ceremony in November. A longtime friend of the Hilton family, Reum – originally from Chicago – is an author, entrepreneur and founder of venture capital firm M13.
“I’ve had the unique opportunity to experience the real Paris on a daily basis, just the two of us over the past 15 months, and I couldn’t be more excited and lucky to have her as my future wife and partner,” said Reum in February 2021. “She shines with her kindness, her work ethic, her authenticity and her voice for making the world a better place, and she will do the same as a future mother and wife.”
In an April episode of Nikki and Brie Bella The Bellas PodcastHilton opened up about the excitement she and Reum share about expanding their family.
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“I love being married. I just feel like I finally found my perfect partner and I feel so secure,” Hilton said of Reum. “I finally have my house and I can’t wait to start a family and have children.”
Explaining that she and Reum “talked about kids from the start — from the first couple, like, months of dating,” Hilton said the couple would “love to have twins.”
“I think it would be amazing,” added the “Stars Are Blind” singer, before adding that they would like to have “three or four” children in all.
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