The 36 year old heiress got engaged to Chris Zylka in Aspen, Colorado. Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka first met an Oscars party 8 years ago, but the pair didn’t reconnect until 2 years ago.
“I am so excited to be engaged to the love of my life and my best friend,” Paris 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! Ever since our first date I knew there was something special about him. 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.”
Paris shared pictures of her marriage proposal and captioned the images with: "I said Yas! So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life. My best friend & soulmate. Perfect for me in every way. So dedicated, loyal, loving & kindhearted. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! You are my dream come true! Thank you for showing me that fairytales do exist."
Chris Zylka is an actor and has been acting for the past 10 years, he played roles in Everybody Hates Chris and Hannah Montana. Zylka has also appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man and a handful of episodes of Freeform’s Twisted. He also tarred as Jake Armstrong in The CW’s supernatural drama The Secret Circle, he landed the role of Tom Garvey on HBO’s The Leftovers.
The actor chose one amazing ring to propose to Paris Hilton. “He came to me and told me that he’s looking for the dream diamond for his princess,” jeweler Michael Greene of Greene & Co. tells The Knot in an interview. “And he wanted it to be a pear shape because that’s what her mother has.”
“He’s seen Paris admiring her mother’s ring and trying it on at different times during dinner,” Greene notes. “And he just really watched the way she just loved that ring. That’s why we came up with the shape.”
The center stone is a “little bit over 20 carats,” Greene notes, “and the stones around the ring are just under 2 carats. It’s a platinum, split-shank ring with a halo around the center stone.” The ring itself is valued at $2 million.