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Kathy Hilton Was in “Shock” After This Recent Family Moment
The Hilton family matriarch said the surprising moment took place during a holiday get-together with Paris Hilton.
Kathy Hilton was expecting a puppy for Christmas, but she got an adorable new grandson instead.
During a benefit gala for cancer research, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ friend recalled the first time she ever laid eyes on Phoenix Barron Hilton Reum — the first-born child of Paris Hilton and her venture capitalist husband, Carter Reum.
“I was in shock, I was in complete shock,” Kathy told Extra’s Jenn Lahmers. “We didn’t have our Christmas together because she was working out of the country. [Paris] said, ‘I have a surprise for you,’ and it was my Christmas present. Then she waited a few minutes and goes, ‘I have one more surprise for you.’”
Kathy said Paris then returned to the room while holding something wrapped in a blanket. She told Extra she assumed her daughter got her a puppy, as she and her husband, Rick Hilton, had recently lost a dog.
“She walks in, blanket falls down, and I just go, ‘Who is this? What is this?’” Kathy said before placing her hand on her heart.
The Hilton family matriarch told the outlet she had spent time with Phoenix just several hours before the charity event, and went on to gush about his big he’s getting.
“He is such a little angel,” she said, “getting heavy and heavier every few days.”
Paris and Carter announced the birth of their son back in January, just over a year after they tied the knot. Kathy celebrated the big news in a heartwarming Instagram post that showed Paris holding her newborn.
“We are so thrilled for Paris [and] Carter [and] look forward to all the happy memories we will make as a family,” she wrote in the caption.
Paris reflected on her family addition during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this month.
“I’m so in love with my little angel,” she told Andy. “They say when you see your baby for the first time, you don’t know really how it is until you actually experienced it, and it’s one of the most magical feelings in the world.”
The multi-hyphenate also confirmed that Kathy’s other grandchildren have opted to call her “Kiki,” rather than the traditional title of Grandma.
“She doesn’t know that’s the name for something else too,” Paris said about the grandmotherly nickname, which is also a term used for a fun social gathering.
Kathy has five other grandchildren via her youngest daughter, Nicky Hilton, and her husband, James Rothschild, and her son Barron Hilton II and his wife, Tessa.
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