Paris Hilton recently disclosed her plans to start a family with boyfriend Carter Reum and the couple is currently undergoing invitro fertilization with the same doctor, who performed Kim Kardashian’s IVF treatment. Although celebrities coming out about their infertility and treatments are usually lauded, Paris Hilton’s IVF disclosure hasn’t gone down well with many people.
“We have been doing the IVF so I can pick twins if I like,” Hilton told The Trend Reporter host Mara Schiavocampo while on her podcast. “Kim is actually the one who told me about that—I didn’t know anything about it. I am happy she told me that advice and introduced me to her doctor.”
IVF is a difficult decision for people who are struggling with infertility and even then, many find it inaccessible due to the costs involved. So, when Hilton said that she’s considering IVF because it was “the only way” to ensure she can have “twins that are a boy and a girl,” many women found it offensive.
“I really want twins who are a boy and a girl,” she said. “So, this is the only way to 100% get that.”
Paris Hilton Egg Freezing
It seems, however, Paris Hilton’s IVF was not exactly a choice treatment. She had to do that because she had already frozen her eggs a couple of years ago on the recommendation of Kim Kardashian.
“She introduced me to her doctor, and I was so inspired by her to actually do it,” she said in an interview with The Sunday Times. “I think every woman should do it because you can really control it and not have that, ‘Oh my God, I need to get married.’”
She’d also said in the interview that she to have a little girl, as she’s “obsessed with dressing them up and having a mini-me,” adding that twins are also on her mind because “then you get both [girl and boy] at once.”
Once you have decided to harvest and freeze your eggs, they can only be fertilized via the IVF procedure. To further undergo chromosomal selection via PGT, is an option, which you may or may not to utilize.
Hilton: cannot wait for the next step of life
“I am really excited just to move on to the next step of my life and finally just have a real life because I really do believe that having a family and having children is the meaning of life,” Hilton, 39, said during her interview.
“I haven’t gotten to experience that yet because I don’t feel that anyone really deserved that love from me and now, I finally found the person who does. So, I cannot wait for that next step.”
The ‘Simple Life’ start said she and partner Carter hope to have “three or four children” together. She already got through the first two steps of the IVF procedure —stimulation and egg retrieval, when she decided to have her eggs frozen. Hilton said the process was made easier by her supportive partner.
“It was tough. I knew it would be worth it. I did it a couple of times,” she said. “Just doing it together and having a partner that is just so supportive and makes me feel just like a princess all the time and is just so caring and just so amazing—it wasn’t that bad.”
Hilton and Reum
Hilton has known family friend, Carter Reum, for a long time but dated for only 15 months. The started dating after having met in the Hamptons at a Thanksgiving party organized by Reum’s sister. That’s where she saw a softer side to him, while the two sparked a great chemistry.
“I just saw how sweet he was with his mom and we were talking more and I just felt like this really amazing connection,” she said. “We have literally been inseparable ever since.”
She feels Reum is her “dream guy” and that she’s “100 percent” certain he is the one.
Last in year in September, Hilton featured on an episode of the LadyGang podcast and again spoke about her desire to have twins—a boy and a girl. She’d even picked out the name ‘London’ for the girl baby.
“First one, we’re planning it already, is going to be a boy and girl twin,” says Hilton. “When you freeze your eggs, you can pick if you get a boy, you get a girl, you get twins.”
The heiress is busy searching for the right boy name. “So, if you have any suggestions, I’m asking my friends. I don’t want a theme of cities, but I don’t know — it’s hard to decide,” she said. “London for sure for the girl; the boy, I’m just still trying to decide on.”
In December 2020, Paris Hilton and Cater Reum celebrated their 1-year anniversary, which the media personality announced by posting a sweet tribute to her beau on her Instagram.
The post was a video montage of the two set to her 2006 track ‘Heartbeat.’
It seems she is totally smitten and really happy. “I have never felt so close to another person in my life. And that’s because you’re the first one who tore down the walls I built around my heart and opened up my heart in a way that I didn’t know was possible,” she wrote.
“I truly believe that we were custom-made for each other and meant to be. Nothing in my life has ever felt so right or so perfect!”
Ethical concerns of gender selection
Paris Hilton’s IVF and PGT usage for selecting embryos has raised some questions. The use of genetic testing for gender selection has been a controversial subject and is actually illegal in most countries but in some places, it is allowed.
While some experts suggest that preference of one gender over the other may result in an imbalance of sexes.
However, PGT is being used more frequently for selecting healthy embryos and those in favor, argue that when the gender is revealed via PGT for legitimate medical reasons, there is no harm in letting a couple choose their preferred embryo for implantation.