Paris Hilton is starting 2018 out with a bang. She's engaged!
The 36-year-old heiress got engaged to her actor boyfriend over the weekend, her rep confirmed to people. Her boyfriend, Chris Zylka, proposed in Aspen, Colorado, during a ski trip.
“I am so excited to be engaged to the love of my life and my best friend,” Hilton gushed to People. “I have never felt so happy, safe, and loved. He is perfect for me in every way and showed me that fairytales really do exist!”
While the couple was posing for a photo on the slopes, Zylka got down on one knee and asked Hilton to be his wife. He popped the question with an enormous diamond ring in hand.
Hilton says, “I was so excited and surprised! I immediately said yes!”
She also told People that she was in awe of the ring that her new fiancé chose.
“The ring was so gorgeous and sparkling. I was shaking as I put it on. It is the most beautiful ring that I have ever seen!”
Hilton and Zylka have known each other for a long time. They first met at an Oscars party eight years ago. However, they didn't reconnect until two years ago.
In February 2017, Hilton made their relationship social media official. She shared an adorable photo of the couple.
Hilton says she's known Zylka was "the one" from the beginning.
“Ever since our first date I knew there was something special about him,” she shares. “I have never in my life met a man so loyal, dedicated, and loving. I knew right from the start that I wanted to be with him forever.”
Zylka is also clearly in love with Paris. He told People, “Paris is the most beautiful and incredible woman both inside and out. I feel like the luckiest man in the world to be marrying my dream girl. I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.”
Zylka had already made his love for Hilton permanent. In July, he surprised her by getting a large tattoo of her name in Disney font on his arm.
“Such a lucky girl!” Hilton wrote alongside a photo of her man’s new ink. “My love surprised me & got my name tattooed in #Disney font. And said cause I’m his most magical place on Earth & he finally found his fairytale princess. #BoyfriendGoals.”
“Never in a million years did I think I would find someone so completely perfectly for me," gushed Hilton. "Someone who would make me happier than I ever dreamed I could be. Someone that would touch my life so profoundly & give me a whole new reason to breathe,” she wrote on social media.
She continued, “But then I found you & realized that everything I anticipated you to be doesn’t even compare to how incredibly amazing you are… #MyLove."
She also said that once she started dating Zylka, she realized “why it never worked out with anyone else.”
Sources close to Hilton told People that "they have never seen her so calm, happy, secure and at peace."
Congratulations to the couple on their engagement! May their marriage be happy and long. In other happy news, country star Jana Kramer and her husband just renewed their marriage vows after a sad separation.