Paris Hilton announces engagement to Carter Reum on her 40th birthday: 'Here's to love'

Paris Hilton got an extra-special present for her 40th birthday: She's engaged!

Hilton revealed Wednesday that her boyfriend of more than a year, Carter Reum, popped the question after surprising her with a private island getaway trip to celebrate her milestone birthday with close friends and family. 

"When you find your soulmate, you don’t just know it. You feel it," Hilton wrote in an Instagram post. " As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee. I said yes, yes to forever. There’s no one I’d rather spend forever with... Here's to Love - the Forever Kind."

Reum, a 40-year-old entrepreneur and venture capitalist, enlisted Jean Dousset, the great-great grandson of French jeweler Louis-François Cartier, to design a diamond ring Hilton described as "breathtakingly beautiful." He proposed on the beach in front of a cabana with lettering that read "marry me." 

The two began dating in December 2019, and Hilton gushed on their one-year anniversary about having found her "partner for life." She was previously engaged to Chris Zylka in 2018

Speaking to USA TODAY in December, Hilton said she was "so incredibly happy and in the best relationship of my life."

"I feel like a grownup finally, and I'm so excited for the next phase of my life: to have a family and just grow up," she added.