After announcing their son Phoenix Barron’s birth via surrogacy in January 2023, Paris Hilton and her spouse, Carter Reum, have kept him off social media to safeguard their family’s privacy.
Even though the heiress of the Hilton hotel empire has always been in the spotlight for sharing her glamorous lifestyle on the internet, this time around, Hilton has captured the attention of her millions of fans with heartwarming photos of her baby boy during their first trip to the enchanting streets of New York City.
In a series of adorable snapshots shared on her official Instagram handle, the 42-year-old media personality showcased the undeniable bond between a doting mother and her precious angel. As she captioned the pictures, “My precious angel baby Phoenix’s first time in NYC.”
Take a look at the photos below that showcase a completely new side of Hilton that her followers haven’t seen before—one that radiates warmth and sincere devotion to her son as they pose for the pictures, maybe in a hotel room while sitting together on a white couch with wide smiles. Through the pictures, it’s evident that Hilton is savoring every second of this unique journey and is grateful for the chance to make enduring memories with her child.
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Being new to the world of parenting, while speaking exclusively with PEOPLE, talked about her upcoming “Be an Icon” kitchen and home collection with Walmart, as she noted how the multiple roles she plays — from singer to DJ, and author to businesswoman — are “definitely a lot to balance.” Hilton said, “I always make Phoenix my first priority, and I’ve learned how to say no.”
“I’m constantly saying no to things, because I just want to spend as much time with him as possible, and I just don’t want to miss any of these special moments in his life and all these milestones,” she continued.
“He’s my everything, so I always put him first,” Hilton counted on her son, whose arrival in the family was kept to themselves without any hint to news outlets or the fans for over a week.
But soon after, Hilton announced Phoenix’s arrival on her Instagram (below) with a close-up photo of her holding his hand with the caption reading, “You are already loved beyond words.” To which many celebrities reacted by showing their support and love to the newborn baby. Donatella Versace even commented, “Congratulations Paris!!! Love you.” Kris Jenner also commented, “Congratulations what a blessing!!!!! We love you!!!!” Even Selma Blair also left a comment, “Mama!!!! Huge love wrapped in congratulations!”
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With all the adorable pictures and comments on their posts, many fans have also observed that despite her being a big celebrity, what sets her journey apart is the incredible support system she has in raising her little one.
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Hilton revealed that she and her husband, Carter Reum, are not alone in this beautiful adventure, as they have the unwavering support of none other than Hilton’s own parents — mom, Kathy Hilton, and dad, Rick Hilton. “[My parents] are just so obsessed with him,” Hilton said. Further stating, “I’m always calling my mom and my sister [Nicky Hilton] for advice, and I’m really lucky that I’m so close with my family, so I have such a big support group.”
In a heartfelt revelation, Hilton shared her joyous plans of expanding their well-known family with a new generation by having babies with her siblings. “It’s just so cute to see this next generation of cousins,” she says. “It reminds me of when my sister and I and our cousins were all growing up together.” Hilton adds: “Now, seeing all of them doing the same things, it’s really cute.”