Paris Hilton announced on Wednesday – her 40th birthday – she has become engaged to her boyfriend of just over one year, Carter Reum.
The socialite turned reality TV star turned DJ shared images where she was in a white dress hugging Carter who also wore white as she raised her left hand to show off her emerald cut engagement ring by Jean Dousset, the great-grandson of Louis Cartier.
The two were on a beach at sunset with light clouds in the background. ‘When you find your soulmate, you don’t just know it. You feel it,’ shared the beauty to her Instagram page. She also posted photos from the proposal.
He popped the question! Paris Hilton announced on Wednesday she has become engaged to her boyfriend of one year, Carter Reum
A photo essay: On Paris’ website she shared 23 images from the proposal which looked to be a well planned event
He is the one: ‘When you find your soulmate, you don’t just know it. You feel it,’ shared the beauty to her Instagram page.
The Simple Life star added, ‘My love & I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday, he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise.’
Then she detailed the proposal: ‘As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee.
‘I said yes, yes to forever ❤️ There’s no one I’d rather spend forever with. ✨.’ She finished with: ‘Here’s to Love – the Forever Kind.’
The look: According to People, she wore a Retrofete dress and a Loschy crown with diamond earrings
Nice touch: And the pal of Kim Kardashian added crystal encrusted fingerless gloves as she wore a French manicure
A beach look: They both wore white for the sunset photos as she held his head in her hand and he had a hand on her waist
The future Mr and Mrs Reum! They glowed as they stared into each other’s eyes while holding hands on the beach
A good look at that massive rock: The ring is an emerald cut diamond
In the photos Carter can be seen down on one knee with the ring box open. He then pulls her into his arms and kisses his future wife as she wears sunglasses.
On Paris’ website she shared 23 images from the proposal which looked to be a well planned event.
Paris was seen in her plunging dress which had a high slit that showed off her legs. And Carter was dapper in a suit with a white shirt and no tie.
The kiss: The Simple Life star added, ‘My love & I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday, he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise’
Nice setting: Then she detailed the proposal: ‘As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee.’ The cabana said Marry Me on top
Sealed with a kiss: Paris leaned down to lock lips with her future husband who was still on one knee
They were seen on the beach as well as in a wood-framed cabana that said Marry Me in cursive on top before walking on the beach.
Also present was Paris’ sister Nicky Hilton and her husband of six years, James Rithschild. Brother Barron Hilton II was there as well and he had by his side his wife of almost three years, Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff.
And there were several members of Reum’s family including his mother Sherry Reum as well as his brother Courtney Reum.
‘I’m excited for our next chapter,’ she told People.
Happy lady: She added, ‘My love & I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday, he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise.’ Then she detailed the proposal: ‘As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee’
A family event: Also there was her sister Nicky Hilton in a snakeskin dress and her brother Barron’s wife Tessa in black
All the VIPs were there to share the joy: Carter’s mother Sherry is to the right and Nicky’s husband James Rothschild is left; here Paris hugs Nicky
A good group all together for a photo: From left, James, Nicky, Courtney, Sherry, Paris, Carter, Tessa and Barron
The power siblings: Paris puts her arm around brother Barron who is next to Nicky. Not seen was brother Conrad Hughes, 26
Now with his family: In this image Paris and Carter are seen with his brother Courtney and his mother Sherry
Reum, also 40, proposed on February 13 during a vacation on a private island while celebrating Hilton’s 40th birthday.
According to People, she wore a Retrofete dress and a Loschy crown.
Paris also shared with People: ‘This past year with COVID has accelerated so many things. As someone who traveled 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.
Fit for a princess: Later the family enjoyed dinner as well as an engagement cake that was red and white
Thanks for coming mom! Here Carter holds hands with his mother who wore white as well
‘I’m excited for our next chapter.’
Her fiance Reum then said: ‘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.’
Some information on that ring! Paris also shared sketches of the diamond ring on her website
Complex: And it was shared that a ‘tension setting’ was used to ‘align the diamonds seamlessly without metal’
The jeweler worked hard for Hilton: And there was a look at the making of the ring with a good look at the main diamond
Vogue shared on their Instagram page at 6 am: ‘@parishilton is engaged to @carterreum_official! Tap the link in our bio for an exclusive look at Reum’s proposal–and the emerald-cut ring.’ They also shared a photo of the niece of Kyle Richards with Reum.
‘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.
Happy lady: The two have traveled often in the past year. Seen in December
‘She’s sure he’s the one,’ a source told People.
Reum attended Columbia University, and became an entrepreneur who co-founded VEEV Spirits with brother Courtney. He also runs M13, an investment company.
Paris started dating Carter in late 2019 after being friends for 15 years.
Hilton revealed that it was Carter’s sister, Halle Hammond, that invited her to spend Thanksgiving with her family in 2019; that is when she felt a connection to Carter.
‘We just had this incredible chemistry,’ said the perfume mogul. ‘We had our first date and haven’t spent a night apart since. It’s pretty amazing.’
In January they announced that they were planning a future together and even discussing having children, and they shared they are using IVF to make sure they have twins. The cover girl wants a boy and a girl. She added pal Kim Kardashian told her about the process of gender selection.
In her video: This comes after Hilton starred with Carter in a new music video for her 2006 song Heartbeat. The star revealed to Paper on Friday that she was inspired to revisit the song amid her romance with the businessman
Paris has been engaged before. Her first engagement was to model Jason Shaw in the early 2000s then she said yes to a proposal from movie producer Paris Latsis in 2004. In 2018 Hilton flashed a massive 20 carat diamond engagement ring when she became engaged to Leftovers actor Chris Zylka.
This proposal comes days after Hilton starred with Carter in a new music video for her 2006 song Heartbeat. The star revealed to Paper on Friday that she was inspired to revisit the song amid her romance with the businessman.
‘I’ve been listening to [her sole studio album Paris] so much with my boyfriend. In 2006, I didn’t even know what love was, but the words to [Heartbeat] finally have meaning,’ she revealed.
‘My boyfriend is not the type of guy who will be in a music video,’ Paris said of Carter’s brief appearance.
‘He’s a businessman and hates the spotlight. He’s not that type of person at all. I asked Carter, “I know you’d never do this, but it’d mean so much to me. We’ll just shoot you from the back. There’s obviously no one I’d rather do this with, the song was literally meant for me and you.” He said, “Yes,” and I was so happy,’ she recalled.
Art work: Hilton surprised Reum for his birthday. ‘Happy Birthday my love! So excited to celebrate it again with you this year! You light up my world.’ She gave him a painting, left