21st February 2021 – According to Brides.com, Paris Hilton is officially an engaged woman (again!)! This time it was Hilton’s boyfriend of one year, entrepreneur Carter Reum, who proposed to the socialite on 13th February (just days before her 40th birthday!)—and he reportedly spent more than US$1 million on a custom engagement ring for his new fiancée. A longtime friend of the Hilton family, Reum, 39, is an author and entrepreneur known for co-founding the liquor brand VEEV Spirits alongside his brother, Courtney. He also launched M13, a VC firm based in L.A. and New York City that’s invested in a number of successful startups including Daily Harvest, Lyft and Rothys.
“A peaceful pre-dinner walk on the beach turned into much more when Carter dropped to one knee. It was the kind of proposal I had always dreamed of, followed by a special celebration with family and close friends,” Hilton wrote on her website of the moment. Reum presented Hilton with a very on-trend emerald-cut engagement ring designed by Jean Dousset, the great-great-grandson of legendary jeweller Cartier.
But this isn’t the first time Hilton has had an engagement ring on her finger. In 2018, The Simple Life star said “yes” to actor Chris Zylka after he popped the question with a 20-carat pear-shaped ring. While Hilton and Zylka never made it to the altar (she ended the engagement later that year), her $2 million rock from Zylka was one for the history books. Before that, she was engaged twice before to model Jason Shaw and shipping heir Paris Latsis; and her diamonds were just as envious.
Paris also shared a video of how the 10-carat custom ring – called Paris – came together on her website ParisHilton.com. A designer is seen drawing and painting the massive diamond rock and silver band to ensure every detail is correct.