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Paris Hilton Is Engaged to Boyfriend Carter Reum

Mar 01, 2021 ByAndrew Parker

Paris Hilton is engaged! PEOPLE confirms the entrepreneur and DJ got engaged to boyfriend Carter Reum on Saturday, Feb. 13 after more than a year of dating. News of their engagement comes on Hilton’s 40th birthday. “This past year with COVID has accelerated so many things. As someone who traveled constantly, I had a chance to stay home and reevaluate what was important to me. My relationship and the time I spent with Carter was a gift,” Hilton says. “I’m excited for our next chapter.”

Reum added, “I have gotten the unique opportunity to get to know the real Paris on a daily basis just the two of us during these past 15 months and I couldn’t be more excited and lucky to have her as my future wife and partner. She shines with her kindness, work ethic, authenticity and her voice in making the world a better place and she will do the same as a future mother and wife.” Reum popped the question — with a ring designed by Jean Dousset, the great-grandson of Louis Cartier — while the couple was celebrating Hilton’s birthday on a private island. For the milestone moment, Hilton donned a Retrofete dress and a Loschy crown while Reum sported an all-white suit.

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After he got down on one knee, the lovebirds enjoyed an intimate celebration with family members, including Hilton’s sister, Nicky Hilton, and Reum’s brother, Courtney Reum. A longtime friend of the Hilton family, Reum started venture capital firm M13. The Chicago native, who attended Columbia University, is also an author and entrepreneur known for co-founding the liquor brand VEEV Spirits alongside brother Courtney.

“Paris is so excited, and her friends and family are just thrilled for her. Carter is a great guy and after everything she’s been through, the stable kind of love he brings to her life is what she deserves. She’s sure he’s the one,” a source tells PEOPLE of Hilton, who will discuss her engagement on Monday’s premiere episode of her iHeartRadio podcast, This Is Paris.