Paris Hilton didn’t let her family know about her baby until after he was born

Paris Hilton has a reality show called Paris in Love. Season one documented the time leading up to her wedding and the wedding itself. Did people actually watch this show? Was there an interest in watching Paris Hilton get married from anyone not named Paris Hilton? Someone must have been watching Paris in Love because the show is getting a second season.

Since the first season was love and marriage, season two is all about that baby carriage. (Why yes, I thought of that one all on my own, thankyouverymuch.) In a trailer for the new season, which you can watch below, we not only see the moment that Paris first meets her son, we also see the moment that her parents and sister learn about his existence for the first time. Yup, Paris did not tell her family that she was expecting a baby via surrogate until after he was born.

While Paris in Love Season 1 chronicled the time leading up to Paris’s wedding to Carter Reum, Season 2 will largely follow the couple as their lives change forever with the arrival of their son, Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum, who was born via surrogate on Jan. 16, 2023. The storyline will feature the former Simple Life star introducing her baby boy to her family—who didn’t even know she had a child on the way—for the first time.

The trailer opens with Paris saying, “I’ve given my whole life to everyone for so long. It’s just been really important to me to keep it a secret. It’s the first time that something is just mine.” That something is soon revealed to be her son, Phoenix, who is wheeled into the hospital room where an excited Paris waits.

She then admits that no one, including her own immediate family members, knew about her surrogacy journey. The most exciting part of the trailer features the former party girl’s reveal to her mother, Kathy Hilton: “I got you a surprise. This is your grandson, Phoenix.”

We next see Paris introducing her son to sister Nicky Hilton via FaceTime, who responds with a shocked, “What is that? Is that real?”

[From Parade]

From a woman who loves attention in any way, shape, or form, keeping a baby secret for a whole-ass nine-months for the sake of filming your family’s reactions to his existence is a long game that I did not know Paris had in her. That is true commitment to reality TV drama. Somewhere, Kris Jenner PMK (trademark: Michael K) is raging that she didn’t think of the idea first. Honestly, if it weren’t for GiGi Kathy’s tears, I’d think it was all made up. But, Kathy Hilton is not that great of an actress, so I’ll give this one the rare benefit of the doubt.

Guys, if you haven’t watched the trailer (and I don’t blame you if you didn’t), it’s so dramatic and ridiculous and all over the place. It bookends portraying Paris as some sort of Evita-like figure, coming out to a crowd chanting her name. There’s Kathy’s happy tears at her surprise grandson. There’s the comedy of Phoenix peeing on Paris’ fancy dress and the cringe watching her try to figure out how to hold a newborn while still letting the camera get her best side. There’s drama when we suddenly see Nicky confront Paris over the abuse allegations she made in her memoir. But the best part of the trailer may be the very last scene. It features her awkwardly trying to feed Phoenix when he lets out a little baby toot. She goes, “Did you just fart on me?” The music swells and – I kid you not – comes to a crescendo like it’s the closing of a LOST episode. It’s so dramatic that I burst out laughing. In Paris’ mind, this trailer is a true masterpiece.

FYI: Season 2 of “Paris in Love” premieres on Peacock on November 30, with new episodes dropping every Thursday.

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  1. Libra says:

    Prayers for the lovely baby.

  2. Michael says:

    Why are they wheelcharing Paris out of the hospital like she is the one who gave birth? She never misses the chance for drama or attention. I hope she treats her child better than the litany of dogs that have disappeared under her care

    • ML says:

      Michael, Your statement, “I hope she treats her child better than the litany of dogs that have disappeared under her care,”…Yikes?!?!

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      See also: “I’ve given my whole life to everyone for so long.“ Like, no. You have partied your ass off for your entire life and have literally contributed almost nothing to the world around you.

      Paris is ridiculous, as usual.

      • Lucy2 says:

        That jumped out at me too. I somehow missed the memo that she was a selfless servant to all those around her.

      • teehee says:

        I think its meant internally – her own family has expectations, and, living her life in the public eye, “being” what other people think she is- having to exist as some particular image in other peopels heads, proably. She might have worked to also upkeep what she thought others viewed her as (the party girl) and it was an “accomplishment” to break away from that and become a mother instead. (?)
        Just guessing here. lol

    • Isa says:

      They do it for safety. I learned it was policy after reading a blog where the mother passed away after birth and her husband had to be wheeled out with the baby.

      • teehee says:

        Makes sense!
        You are a wreck, dont know how to hold a baby yet, are overwhelmed and probably drugged (assuming you are the real birth mother) and even the relatives and other people are besides themselves- so its likely really better to sit down to take the baby out.
        Thanks for that tip!

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        Yeah they don’t let any parent carrying a child walk out of the hospital. But the second you hit that sidewalk you are on your own 😂

        I was fine and wanted to get home to kiddo 1 with baby 2. My dr signed my discharge papers before I even woke up. But I had to wait HOURS to get wheeled out since there is only one person who does that. For the whole hospital.

        I just remember being packed and wanting to leave and it taking forever and them coming by when I was breast feeding and I was like – we can go! I can just feed him in the car before we leave! But nope. They had to come back. Three hours later.

        That was one of the more difficult things. Knowing kiddo 1 was at home and me having absolutely no control over when I could leave the dang hospital.

      • teehee says:

        So then its definitely a liabilty thing. If you drop your baby IN the hospital, everyone would be all “how could you have let this happen to them” but if you drop it on the curb, well then thats just your fault only LOL

  3. ML says:

    I haven’t watched anything of Paris Hilton’s ever, and I have no intention of doing so though the write-up Rosie posted made me laugh.
    What didn’t make me laugh is that Paris hid her (surrogate) pregnancy from her family…that is not something people keep secret if you love and trust your family. It just doesn’t feel right.

    • Snuffles says:

      She doesn’t trust her family. Her parents sent her away to that reform school where she was abused. They didn’t find out about the bulk of it until her book came out. In this case, I’m giving her a pass because her parents were the ones that sent her to the place that traumatized her, even if they didn’t know that would happen.

      • Delphine says:

        That probably has something to do with it but I think another reason is that Kathy just cannot keep a secret. She would have blown this one.

      • ML says:

        I do remember that, but considering her wedding included her family members about a year ago, I would have believed PH had a better relationship with them now, Snuffles. Showing up with a surprise grandson/ nephew doesn’t improve family ties—this is a choice.

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        Honestly? We don’t know her relationship with her family. It’s been full of abuse to say the least.

        Surrogacy is such an emotional and deeply vulnerable time. Also with a ton of judgement focused at the mom to be.

        I can see not wanting to tell your family until it’s all done and is “real”. Even under the best of circumstances. Which these are decidedly not.

        I’m not going to judge her for this. While I think it worked out well for her show to have jt be a surprise – I really doubt that was THE reason she kept it quiet.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I almost feel like it was some kind of punishment for her mom since she sent her off to that abusive boarding school. (Not that she realized it was, and appears to feel terrible about it.)

      • Eating Popcorn says:

        I have a cousin who had to use surrogacy due to a history of cancer. The amount of judgment and shame she was given her family was insane. I have never been in that situation and I will never judge who, someone chooses to tell about it before or after the birth.

    • Mel says:

      People get to decide how they deal with their family that you don’t really know. Everyone’s family isn’t a safe place for them.

  4. Eowyn says:

    Paris Hilton is an awful racist homophobic person, who uses the n-word, who was also both spoiled rotten and abused by her family as a teen. I get not revealing the surrogacy to her family.

  5. lunchcoma says:

    I was thinking, “Well, I can kind of understand that,” because I initially thought it was just about her parents. Things are presumably complicated there, especially since she publicly discussed the abuse. But I thought she and Nicky were close?

    • molly says:

      I don’t know anything about Paris’s fertility journey to becoming a mother, but for some people who have been through heartbreak after heartbreak, they don’t want to tell ANYONE until there’s a baby in their arms. It’s too much to deal with the questions and disappointments, even from those well-intentioned and closest to you.

  6. Nanea says:

    Where’s the son’s father in all this?

    It’s all Paris, Kathy, Nicky…

    Fingers crossed for little Phoenix that he’s more than an accessory, and that he will grow up in a loving home, with access to an education, and not only to props like Mommy Dearest’s more than a hundred pairs of sunglasses.

  7. aggie says:

    I give her credit, she has clearly studied the Kardashian show and understands now that she needs to reveal her secrets and show inner family conflict in order for people to want to watch. The superficial that’s-hot stuff isn’t enough anymore, it’s not 2005.

  8. Michele says:

    That voice.
    I gave the video 7 seconds and then started twitching.

  9. Lisa Meyrose says:

    I think the baby is just another prop for attention. I’ve never kept up with this girl. I hope she has a trustworthy nanny.

  10. Nicki says:

    All these rich women outsourcing their pregnancies.

  11. CatMum says:

    I would encourage everyone who wants to bag on Paris to listen to the episode of the Archetypes podcast she is guest on before rushing to judgment.

    Paris has been through a lot, including the abusive “boarding school” she was sent off to (mentioned in other comments). there’s a documentary about it on youtube.

    she also discusses other aspects of her life. there’s more to her than meets the eye.

    I can’t blame her for wanting to party after what happened to her when she was still so young. nor for hiding the pregnancy.

    I do think she will be a good parent because she did not receive good parenting (or much at all). she doesn’t want to repeat the mistakes her parents made.

    I used to give her massive sideeye but hearing her talk about her life on Archetypes changed my views.

  12. Talia says:

    I was reading Paris book. I had to stop. My son is her age. He had a lot of issues growing up. He was sent to a hospital. That hospital was transferring my son to that program Paris was in. I realized my son would have been in there the same time she was right down to the month and year. I couldn’t stop shaking when I got to her chapter.
    I did not send my son to that program. I thought it was to good to be true. I did not trust it. That program gave me the same spiel they gave Paris parents right down to the exact wording. I am shaking writing this. They were planning to come into my home and take my son the way they took Paris. I didn’t understand that. My son was already in the hospital. I feel sick to my stomach.
    Paris parents did her more harm and damage than they will ever realize. I think she is just starting to process it. I don’t blame her for keeping them out of the loop.
    If you read her biography her parents did treat her like she was not part of the family. Sending her off to be abused. Sending her off to Grandma who did love her.
    No wonder she is a mean girl. No wonder she comes off vapid and regresses to baby talk. She does address her baby talk in her biography and why she does it.
    I want her to implode, get angry and hold those accountable. She deserves it. We will see the real Paris then and she will be a different person. What she is doing now is her shield.

  13. Viv Campbell says:

    Good grief

  14. allie says:

    so excited for this will tune in