"I couldn't be more excited and lucky to have her as my future wife and partner," Reum said
It's official! Paris Hilton is now engaged to her boyfriend Carter Reum after a year of dating. The news of the engagement comes after Hilton's 40th birthday, People reported. "This past year with COVID has accelerated so many things. As someone who travelled constantly, I had a chance to stay home and reevaluate what was important to me. My relationship and the time I spent with Carter was a gift," Hilton said. "I'm excited for our next chapter," Reum, 40, added.
"I have gotten the unique opportunity to get to know the real Paris on a daily basis just the two of us during these past 15 months and I couldn't be more excited and lucky to have her as my future wife and partner. She shines with her kindness, work ethic, authenticity and her voice in making the world a better place and she will do the same as a future mother and wife," he further said. Reum popped the question while the couple was celebrating Hilton's birthday on a private island. The special ring was designed by Jean Dousset, the great-grandson of Louis Cartier.
After the proposal, the newly engaged couple enjoyed an intimate celebration with family members, including Hilton's sister, Nicky Hilton, and Reum's brother, Courtney Reum. Carter Reum is a longtime friend of the Hilton family and is known for his venture capital firm M13 and for co-founding the liquor brand VEEV Spirits alongside brother Courtney. The Chicago native is a Columbia University alumni.
"Paris is so excited, and her friends and family are just thrilled for her. Carter is a great guy and after everything she's been through, the stable kind of love he brings to her life is what she deserves. She's sure he's the one," a source told People. Over the holidays, Hilton had taken to social media to rave about her boyfriend, "You make me feel like I'm in a Disney Fairytale. I love being your Princess! Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever dreamed up a love so perfect and special! You are truly my dream come true! My dream guy forever and I'm so happy and grateful that I was custom-made for you and you for me," she wrote.
"Ever since the moment we locked eyes, I knew there was something special about you. And then when we had our electric kisses on the tennis court I saw that I was exactly right! I will always be so grateful that I went to the Hamptons for Thanksgiving. I know for a fact this all happened for a reason. I love everything about you and everything you have done for me. You have changed my life in so many ways and made me become the woman I was always meant to be. And I have never felt happier or more alive, I'm addicted to you in every single way! Being in your arms is the only place I want to be. I love you so much and I promise to always love you, respect you, be loyal to you and make you feel like the luckiest guy in the world every single day for the rest of your life! I love you!" she further said.
In an exclusive interview with People, Hilton revealed that the paid had "gotten so close" over the past year, "this is the first time I've actually been forced not to travel and stay home, the silver lining is that I get to be with my pets and my boyfriend. We have gotten so close. The amount of time we've had together is what would normally take five years!" she explained. "We just had this incredible chemistry. We had our first date and haven't spent a night apart since. It's pretty amazing," she added.