As reality TV shows go, Paris Hilton’s, Paris in Love, is, in my humble opinion, up there with the best. Paris is, after all, the OG of reality TV – lest we forget that she and BFF, Nicole Richie, were the pioneers of the medium back in the early Noughties with the legendary series The Simple Life, when a certain Ms Kim Kardashian was only famous for being Paris’s PA.
And this week, season two of Paris in Love dropped on NOW in the UK and Peacock in the US – and GLAMOUR is all over it! Literally.
This season follows Paris through the early months of new motherhood after she and her husband, tech entrepreneur Carter Reum, welcomed their first child, son Phoenix Barron Hilton-Reum via a surrogate in January this year – the day before she sat down with me in Beverly Hills to be interviewed for our European GLAMOUR February cover. Yes, the day before.
Paris then spent 10 hours the following day on set with GLAMOUR shooting the covers, inside imagery and video content. What’s more, as is chartered in the show, she kept her first child’s arrival a complete secret from the world for the first two weeks of his life, even from both her and Carter’s entire families. (The crew of Paris in Love however, not so much, as they were of course on hand to film every single detail of the secret two weeks, even including when Paris and Carter were first introduced to their baby son at the hospital just moments after the surrogate gave birth in a separate delivery suite.)
When the news was eventually broken to the world, via Paris’ Instagram account, she and I had a follow-up phone call, so she could tell me all about her happy news. She also shared the very first exclusive pictures of baby Phoenix with GLAMOUR, which was an amazing scoop for us. (She has since welcomed her second child, last month, a baby girl called London, also born via a surrogate.)