“I’ve dreamt of being a mom for as long as I can remember. Every day with him is a reminder of what truly matters,” wrote the TV personality.
Paris Hilton is sharing her heartache over the reaction to a recent photo of her 8-month-old son, Phoenix Barron.
The TV personality explained on her Instagram Story how “unacceptable” it is for followers to “target” her child following the hurtful comments.
On Oct. 19, Hilton, 42, posted a series of photos of her son, whom she shares with her husband Carter Reum, on Instagram to mark his first trip to New York City. A TikTok user pointed out the negative response the post received, prompting Hilton to reply that her “angel is perfectly healthy” and “just has a large brain.”
Hilton expanded on her response to comments about Phoenix’s head in an Instagram Story post Monday. “Living life in the spotlight, comments are inevitable, but targeting my child, or anyone else’s for that matter, is unacceptable,” she began.
Hilton wrote that the public’s response has “deeply” hurt her. “This hurts my heart more deeply than words can describe. I’ve worked hard to cultivate an environment that is all about love, respect, and acceptance, and I expect the same in return,” wrote the new mom.
The Paris in Love star added that navigating motherhood as a social media personality has put her under scrutiny.
Paris Hilton Says Her Heart ‘Hurts’ After Comments About Son’s Head.
“If I don’t post my baby, people assume I’m not a great mother and if I do post him, there are some people who are cruel and hateful I’m a proud working mom and my baby is perfectly healthy, adorable and angelic,” Hilton wrote, adding that her son has become the “biggest blessing” in her life.
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“I’ve dreamt of being a mom for as long as I can remember,” she explained. “Every day with him is a reminder of what truly matters.”
Hilton concluded, “It’s hard to fathom that there are people in the world who would target such innocence. I hope that people can treat one another with more kindness and empathy.”
Paris Hilton’s response to critics in an Oct. 19 TikTok comment.
Hilton and Reum, 42, quietly welcomed their first child together on Jan. 16 via surrogate after tying the knot in 2021. Hilton announced Phoenix’s arrival eight days after his birth on Instagram with a close-up photo of her holding his hand, writing, “You are already loved beyond words 💙.”
Hilton also told PEOPLE that she and Reum aren’t alone in raising their little guy. They have help from the “Stars Are Blind” singer’s parents — mom Kathy Hilton and dad Rick Hilton.
“[My parents] are just so obsessed with him,” Hilton said. “I’m always calling my mom and my sister [Nicky Hilton] for advice, and I’m really lucky that I’m so close with my family, so I have such a big support group.”