In a candid revelation, Paris Hilton’s husband Carter Reum has shared that the decision to keep their son Phoenix’s birth a secret was solely Paris’s. The couple welcomed their baby boy via surrogacy in January 2023, but kept the news under wraps until February. Speaking on the second season of Paris’s Peacock reality series “Paris in Love,” Reum opened up about his initial inclination to share the exciting news with their loved ones, but ultimately respecting Paris’s desire for privacy.
“I don’t think it ever hit me we weren’t going to tell anyone, that was really Paris,” Reum admitted in a confessional. “My initial inclination was to tell my family and get everyone excited, hers was to hold the secret.”
Reum, who is also a father to a daughter from a previous relationship, expressed his understanding of Paris’s decision, acknowledging the public scrutiny she has faced throughout her life. “But she’s had to go through life having to protect herself, so I was gonna do everything I could to be a good teammate,” he explained.
Paris, who has always been a vocal advocate for privacy, echoed Reum’s sentiments, emphasizing her desire to cherish this special moment with just Carter and their newborn son. “I felt that I wanted this journey to be for us only,” she revealed. “It was really hard to keep that in, but I knew that this was the right decision for us.”
The couple’s decision to keep Phoenix’s birth a secret was met with mixed reactions from the public. Some praised their choice, understanding their desire for privacy, while others expressed disappointment, feeling that they had been denied the opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion with the couple.
Regardless of the public’s response, Paris and Carter remain firm in their decision, prioritizing their family’s well-being and privacy. As they navigate parenthood together, they continue to share their journey with their fans through “Paris in Love,” offering a glimpse into their lives while respecting the boundaries they have set for themselves and their son.