Paris Hilton Chose Surrogacy Because of Abuse and Anxiety
Paris Hilton is in her “best era yet” as a mother of two, but she didn’t get to where she is now without trauma. In an interview with Romper this week, the heiress revealed why she and her husband, Carter Reum, were certain they would use a surrogate to bring their two children into the world. She alluded to the time when she was a teenager and she suffered from sexual abuse while attending boarding school in the ’90s. “I just have so much PTSD from what I went through as a teenager,” Hilton says.
Paris, who is now 42, carries that with her to this day. Just going to the doctor’s office or getting a shot, she says she will “literally have a panic attack” and “can’t breathe.” Knowing this about herself, the Simple Life alum did not think it would be healthy for her or the baby growing inside of someone “who has such high anxiety.” On top of her anxiety, Hilton adds that her schedule is so busy that there “never” would have been the right time to get pregnant. “There’s literally no time to do anything in my life,” she tells the publication.
Her Children, Her Story
As Hilton and Reum were awaiting their son Phoenix's arrival, they kept it a secret from friends and family. Because her life has been so public, she didn’t want her son to come into the world with “any negative energy,” and she’s happy she did so. However, when photos of her son was seen online, she saw criticism about the size of his head. Being protective of her child, Hilton tells the haters they can say whatever they want about her, but her baby is innocent. She calls people who talk about children to be “sick in the head.”
Just last month, Hilton welcomed her daughter London, via surrogate as well. The couple knew they wanted their children to be close in age so that they would grow up together. Paris said Phoneix will be the “protective big brother” of her “mini-me” London.