Last month Paris Hilton shocked the world, and announced that she had welcomed a baby boy with husband Carter Reum.
She kept the news that she was expecting very private, revealing the arrival of her son with a heartwarming Instagram post, where she shared a photograph of the newborn’s hand gripping her thumb alongside the caption, “You are already loved beyond words.”
Her post shocked the world, and was flooded with thousands of comments from famous faces.
Kris Jenner showed her support by commenting ”Congratulations what a blessing!!!!! We love you!!!! ❤️🙏😍❤️.”
Lindsay Lohan could also be seen sending her love, writing ”Congratulations!!! ❤️🙏❤️.”
The new mom, 42, later revealed that the little boy’s name is Phoenix, and that she and Carter had opted for surrogacy for the pregnancy, which she said she heard about through friend Kim Kardashian.
However, it seems that Paris didn’t only keep her this news private from the public, but also her family, and has recently opened up about her decision to share her baby news on her time.
On her iHeartRadio podcast This Is Paris, the new mom, 42, talked about how she and husband Reum decided on “keeping everything really private.”
“Not even my mom, my sisters, my best friend knew until he was over a week old,” Hilton revealed on the podcast. “It was really nice to have that with Carter, be our own journey together. I just feel like my life has been so public, and I’ve never really had anything be just mine.”
“So when we were talking about it, I really felt that I wanted this journey to be for us only,” Hilton explained, noting it was “hard to keep that in.”
“Because we were so excited and wanted to tell our families, but we were just nervous because if you tell a person, then they tell someone, and all the sudden, it’s in TMZ or Page Six, and I’ve had enough of my life like that,” she continued. “So Carter and I literally made a pact together that we would not tell anyone, and no one knew until just recently.”
This bold decision from Paris meant that her mom, Kathy Hilton, didn’t get to meet her grandson Phoenix Barron until he was about a week old.
However, her mom seems to be taking to the role of grandmother very well, and has also took part in the super sweet photoshoot with both her daughter and grandson that can be seen on both their social medias.
Phoenix is dressed in a white onesie and matching white hat in the serene shot, while Kathy wears a mint-colored blouse.
Kathy shared one of the shots to her Instagram, with the heartwarming caption: ”My husband Rick and I are so overwhelmed & filled with joy to share our newest grandson, Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum. We are so thrilled for Paris & Carter & look forward to all the happy memories we will make as a family.”
When explaining how the initial meeting between Phoenix and her mom went, Paris said ”When I introduced my mom to our baby boy, it was amazing to see the look on her face. “She was so surprised — just the look on her face, it was priceless.”
Kathy has later said in a statement to PEOPLE, “Paris and Carter, we know you are going to be the most amazing parents. We are so thrilled for you both! Thank you for this perfect addition to our ever-growing, beautiful family.”