All the Times Paris Hilton Has Been Engaged—Plus, Everything the Cooking with Paris Star Has Said About Kids
Paris Hilton has lived her life almost completely in the public eye. Having built her brand on her party-girl reputation, though, it seems the 40-year-old socialite/model/reality star/entrepreneur/DJ may finally be ready to settle down with fiancé Carter Reum and add a couple more titles to her resumé: Wife and mom.
“I am excited about this next chapter and having such a supportive partner,” Hilton told Vogue after Reum proposed on a private island in February 2021. “Our relationship is one of equals. We make each other better people. He was absolutely worth the wait!”
For Hilton, that wait included weathering three other engagements that didn’t work out, as well as planning for a future family with help from some of the latest and greatest fertility treatments.
With Hilton’s latest venture, the new Netflix series Cooking with Paris, now available on streaming, let’s take a look at what she’s got next on her to-do list. Here’s everything we know about Paris Hilton’s latest engagement and whether she’s planning on having kids.
Who is Paris Hilton’s husband?
Hilton isn’t married… yet! Despite being engaged several times, the 40-year-old socialite has never walked down the aisle—but Reum might just be the lucky guy that gets her there.
According to some rumors, the two started dating as early as November 2019. A couple months later, in January 2020, they were caught exchanging some low-key PDA at a Golden Globes afterparty. Still, Hilton didn’t confirm the romance until she wrote on Instagram in April 2020, “Happy Anniversary, my love. My favorite thing to do is make memories with you. Your kisses are magical. I love being yours and knowing you’re mine.”
Reum then proposed to Hilton on February 13, 2021 with an emerald-cut, Jean Dousset-designed diamond ring estimated to be worth $2 million. Sister Nicky Hilton was also present at the proposal, which moonlighted as a surprise vacation for Hilton’s birthday.
“When you find your soulmate, you don’t just know it. You feel it,” Hilton wrote on Instagram. “My love and I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday, he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise. As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee. I said yes, yes to forever. There’s no one I’d rather spend forever with.”
How many times has Paris Hilton been married or engaged?
Hilton has been engaged four times, but has yet to say “I do.” Prior to Reum, she was set to marry The Leftovers actor Chris Zylka, who proposed to Hilton over New Year’s 2018 with a 20-carat pear-shaped ring (another $2 million stunner!) during an Aspen ski trip. After a tumultuous engagement, they broke things off in November 2018.
In May 2005, Hilton got engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, who proposed after just eight months of dating. Latsis’ proposal was perhaps the most elaborate of all, as E! reported that he presented Hilton with 15 different engagement rings to choose from. Ultimately, she picked a 24-carat ring worth $5 million, but by September of that year, the couple had called it quits.
Upon their breakup, Hilton released a statement that said, “I’m sad to announce that I’ve called off my engagement. Over the last couple months, I’ve realized that this is the right decision for me. We remain best of friends, and I’ll always love him. I hope people will respect my privacy during this emotional time.”
The first person to ever propose to Hilton was model Jason Shaw. Eight years older than Hilton—who was 20 years old at the time—Shaw proposed with a pear-shaped diamond set in a gold band in 2002, according to Brides. The engagement itself was short-lived, with the couple breaking up in 2003.
How many kids does Paris Hilton have?
As of this writing, Hilton does not have any children, but she recently sparked pregnancy rumors when a source told Page Six that she and Reum are expecting their first child together.
However, Hilton denied the pregnancy rumors on her podcast, This Is Paris, saying, “The only thing in the oven at the moment is my ‘Sliving Lasagna.’” (“Sliving” is Hilton’s trademarked phrase, a combination of “slaying” and “living.”)
Lasagna aside, Hilton has hinted recently that she and Reum are getting ready to start a family.
“He’s just my dream guy… [Carter is] 100 percent [the one],” Hilton said on the Trend Reporter With Mara podcast. “We talk about [planning a wedding] all the time and planning our babies’ names and all of that. So, I’m really excited to just move on for the next step of my life, and finally just have like a real life.”
Hilton also admitted on the podcast that she has been undergoing IVF treatments.
“We have been doing the IVF, so I can pick twins if I like,” Hilton said. “Kim [Kardashian] is actually the one who told me about that. I didn’t even know anything about it.”
And it’s not the first time Hilton has talked about starting a family this year—nor is it the first time she’s talked about having twins, for that matter!
“I think every woman should do it because you can really control it and not have that, ‘Oh my God, I need to get married’ [thing],” she told Sunday Times about her fertility plan. “I’m obsessed with dressing them up. I want… twins, because then you get [a girl and a boy] at once.”
She also revealed that she’s already picked out her future daughter’s name: London.
How much is Paris Hilton worth?
If and when the American socialite becomes a mom, she certainly has the means to spoil her little ones. After all, Hilton is worth an estimated $300 million, according to The Sun.
Who is Carter Reum?
Born on February 5, 1981 in Wayne, Illinois, Reum is a 40-year-old venture capitalist who founded the investment firm M13 Ventures and co-authored a book called, Shortcut Your Startup: 10 Ways to Speed Up Entrepreneurial Success.
Reum also co-founded the alcohol brand VEEV Spirits—with the help of his brother, Courtney—when he was just 25. VEEV was listed as one of the top 500 fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine at the time, but the Reums sold the company to Luxco in 2016 for more than seven times its revenue. Today, Reum is thought to be worth about $40 million—just a fraction of Hilton’s reported $300 million net worth.
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“Taking 10,000 steps a day is a traditional goal in achieving fitness and lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke,” Dr. Liana Casusi, MD, a licensed physician, tells Parade.com. “However, studies have shown that at least 15,000 steps daily is optimal to shed a few pounds for weight loss. Reaching this goal improves metabolism significantly, preventing increased sugar levels and deposition of fat around the waist.”
Physical therapist Alicia Filley adds that in order to lose a pound a week, you’ll need a 500-calorie deficit each day. That means, you need to burn or decrease your dietary intake by 500 calories, or some combination of the two. Most people can burn 300 to 400 calories a day simply by walking 10,000 steps. That means, you’ll only need to lower your caloric intake by 100 to 200 calories. “But walking is an easy way to do this, since all 10,000 steps don’t have to be taken at one time,” she says.
Here’s everything we know about how many steps you should actually take for weight loss
How many steps should you take a day?
The number of steps you should take each day varies from person to person and situation to situation. It is also contingent on a wide variety of factors, such as your age, gender and diet. However, it doesn’t take much to reap the benefits of walking.
“Studies have demonstrated that 4,400 steps a day significantly decreases your risk of getting chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and stroke,” Dr. Casusi tells Parade.com. “Increasing to 8,000 steps a day resulted in a 51% reduction in having a chronic disease … and while these numbers may seem overwhelming [to some], you can achieve this gradually. I usually advise my patients to start by finding out their average daily steps. From there, set a goal to add 500 or more steps weekly until the goal of 8,000 steps is met.”
How many steps should you take to lose weight?
If you want to lose weight from walking, you’ll need to rev things up a bit. “If the goal is weight loss, I do say you should aim for 10,000 steps a day minimum,” Dr. Casusi says. But you shouldn’t stop there.
“As you get comfortable with 10,000 steps, try reaching more,” Dr. Casusi adds. “Researchers have found out that 15,000 steps a day is correlated with a lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a condition that manifests as increased blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and excess body fat around the waist.”
That said, it is important you set realistic goals. Choose a number that works for you, your lifestyle, and both your physical and mental needs.
How many calories does walking really burn?
The amount of calories you burn while walking will vary, with weight and distance being the biggest factors. However, according to Calorie Burner HQ, most individuals burn an average of 100 calories per mile walking.
If you’re walking for weight loss, you’ll want to get the most out of your routine. After all, each step you take is a step toward a better, more healthful life. But what can you do to maximize your walk — and your workout? Dr. Eva Gamallo, MD, a licensed physician, tells Parade.com that changing the intensity of your workout and the duration will give you the most bang for your buck.
“Extend 30 minute walks into an hour, especially on weekends,” Gamallo says. “Increasing the duration is an effective way to increase your calorie burn. You should also embrace interval training. This is highly recommended for people who are just starting out and/or those who haven’t built much endurance to sustain a brisk pace for the entire workout.” Plus, on longer walks you tend to boost energy and immune function and strengthen your heart, making it a real win-win.
Another way to rev up your routine is to change your walking surface. It will also work different muscles and improve the overall quality of your walking workout. Taking the stairs, for example, will lengthen your stride.
You should also be consistent and persistent. “Consistency and staying motivated is the best way to improve the quality of steps,” Gamallo continues. “Not only does this enhance endurance, but this also gives the added health benefits that come with walking.”