As Paris Hilton announces the birth of her first child, a look at husband Carter Reum and his secret child
Although she found her prince charming in Carter’s reunion and is now a mom to a baby boy with the millionaire businessman, Paris Hilton’s road to married bliss hasn’t been easy. rom a sex tape scandal, bitter breakup, fleeting celebrity romance, and a total of four engagements, DailyMail.com takes a look at the 41-year-old hotel heiress’s wildly extensive relationship history…
Chris Zylka – 2017-2018
Paris’ most recent show before finding love was Carter’s with HBO actor Chris Zylka. The couple began dating in 2017, and just a year later proposed on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado in January 2018. At the time, Paris said of their romance, “My best friend and soulmate. Perfect for me in every way. They will break up after a few months.
Ex Worker: Paris and her ex-fiancé Chris Zylka in 2018
Thomas Gross – 2016
The Simple Life star and businessman Thomas Gross — who has a net worth of over $200 million — dated for a year before separating in April 2016. The duo met at the Cannesilmestival in 2015, and they reportedly hit it off instantly. She called him her “mate” in an Instagram caption at the time, and even took him to date her sister Nicky Hilton’s wedding, but that wasn’t the case.
Viiperi River – 2012-2014
The Spanish model River Viiperi and Paris dated for two years — and the couple was often seen packing on PDA while partying outside. But the hotel heiress moved in in 2014, and confirmed their breakup by kissing a mystery man on a Malibu beach.
Previous model: Paris and River Viiperiin 2014
Afrojack – 2012
Paris linked up with Afrojack in 2012. Her rep denied reports that the DJ had dumped her, insisting instead that they were “best friends” and “love and support each other a lot.”
Cy Waits – 2010-2011
The reality star dated nightclub organizer Cy Waits for about a year before they broke up in June 2011. Things went downhill for the couple when they were caught in Las Vegas, where Cy was busted for driving under the influence. He ends up losing his job as head of nightclub operations for Wynn and Encore in Vegas.
PDA: The Heiress seen with Doug Reinhardt in 2009
Doug Reinhardt – 2009-2010
There was no love lost between Paris and The Hills star Doug Reinhart. After a messy split, she told UsWeekly, “I’m over it — I don’t care!” I don’t even remember that time in my life. I’m over it! I just realized I’m better off without it. So I ended it because I deserve something much better! It wasn’t right for me and I will eventually find someone who loves me for who I am.
Benji Madden – 2008
Before he married Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton and Benji Madden dated for nine months. However, that wasn’t the case as she split from Good Charlotte guitarist in November 2008. “She was sad about the breakup but they are so different and want different things in life,” a source said at the time. He was loyal and sweet but it was time for him to take a break.
Rocker: The star is pictured with Benji Madden in 2008
Stavros Niarchos – 2006
Stavros Niarchos, son of a billionaire Greek shipping tycoon, dated in Paris around 2006 before calling it quits a year later. Prior to Paris, Niarchos was linked to Mary-Kate Olsen. The pair vowed to remain friends.
Paris Latsis – 2004-2005
Paris almost married a Greek socialite and shipping heiress named Paris Kassidokostas Latsis. They started dating in December 2004 and got engaged just eight months later. But the couple called things off by September of the next year. The celebrity complained that the 24-carat diamond — said to be worth $4.7 million — was too heavy for her finger.
Selfie Pioneer: Paris poses with Stavros Niarchos
Pose: Paris and Paris Latsis in 2005
Nick Carter – 2004
The socialite and Backstreet Boys singer Nick was an item for seven months before finally breaking up in July 2004. He later said some not-so-nice things about Paris in his autobiography, writing: “Paris was the worst person in the world for me to relate to. [She] It fueled my worst impulses about partying. Paris replies, “I don’t think I was a negative influence on Nick…. I’m glad he got help with his problems and I wish him all the best.”
Derek Whibley – 2003
Total 41’s Derek Whibley and Paris Hilton were linked for a few months in 2003. Although they were seen kissing on the Los Angeles party circuit at the time, things between the pair quickly fizzled out.
Rival pop stars: Paris has dated Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and Sum 41 frontman Derek Whibley
First big love: Paris and her ex-fiancé, model Jason Shaw, in 2002
Jason Shaw – 2002
The Hilton heiress first got engaged to model Jason Shaw, before she turned 21 in 2002 but they broke up in 2003. They were linked again later in 2010, though they were just friends. ‘I love him so much. We’re very close and I’ve known him for a very long time,” she told Ellen DeGeneres at the time.
Rick Salomon – 2001
Arguably one of her best known, Paris and Rick’s relationship made headlines when a poker player leaked a sex tape of the two in 2004 years after they had separated. Paris later said she felt “very betrayed” and recently claimed the whole experience left her with PTSD. It was my first real relationship. Eighteenth. I was very much in love with him and wanted to make him happy,” she said in her latest This Is Paris doc. And I just remember him pulling out the camera. And he was kind of pressuring me. It was like cyber rape.
Edwardurlong – 2000
Paris confirmed her romance with the Terminator 2: Judgment Day star after rumors of an engagement and wedding swirled. No, we are not married, but he is my boyfriend. I reported to the New York Post in September 2000 that we had been working steadily together for about a month.
Notorious: Paris was seen with Rick Salomon circa 2001 with whom she made the infamous sex tape