Paris Hilton reveals she hid the birth of her child from her mother and first had to give her a Chanel bag before sharing the news ‘so she wouldn’t be upset’
Paris Hilton has revealed she hid the birth of her child from her immediate family until he was born and had to gift her mother Kathy Hilton with a blue Chanel handbag while announcing her son’s arrival newborn Phoenix Barron.
In late January, Paris, 40, announced that she and her husband, businessman Carter Reum, had welcomed a baby boy via surrogate.
They kept both of their immediate families in the dark until Paris was about to break the news on Instagram.
Now, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Paris has revealed she gave Kathy a designer handbag and then handed her Phoenix for the first time.
“I was like, if I give her Chanel first, maybe she won’t be so upset that I didn’t tell her about it,” Paris confessed to the magazine.
The moment Kathy first met Phoenix was captured on reality TV cameras for the Peacock Paris In Love series.
Paris described the scene: “I was holding the baby on my shoulder with a blanket over him, then I sat down.”
Paris said her mother was “like, ‘What is this?’ And I was like, ‘A baby…here’s your grandson.’ She’s like, ‘Is this yours?’ And she starts crying. She’s like, ‘Let me hold him. He’s the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen in my life. Oh, he’s so beautiful. She was just in tears.’
Recently, she opened up about why she and Carter hid the baby’s birth even from their immediate families until just before she made the announcement on Instagram.
“My whole life has been so public,” she told Harper’s Bazaar, “I’ve never had anything to myself. We decided we wanted to have this whole experience for ourselves.
She said of her son, “I want to protect him and be with him every second. You have this maternal instinct that kicks in, which I never had before.
On a recent episode of her This Is Paris podcast, she revealed that Phoenix had “like over a week” before telling her mom Kathy and sister Nicky of her birth.
“When I introduced my mom to our little boy, it was amazing to see the look on her face, she was so surprised,” Paris said. “Just the look on his face, it was just priceless.”