Popular reality television star and businesswoman Paris Hilton is certainly ushering in the new year in the best way possible.
The thirty-six-year-old entertainment mogul officially got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Chris Zylka about four days ago.
Her fiance Chris Zylka who is of Ukrainian descent is an actor and the pair have been dating for about two years now.
Chris Zylka attended the University of Toledo before kick-starting his career with a guest appearance on ‘90210’in 2008.
Since then he has enjoyed recurring roles on different sitcoms including ‘Everybody Hates Chris’, ‘Hannah Montana’, ‘Luther’ and ‘Cougar Town’.
The latest engaged couple in town first met about eight years ago today at an Oscars party at Chateau Marmont although the pair didn’t start dating until 2016.
Since then, however, the couple have blossomed in leaps and bounds and have never been shy about showing each other off on social media.
It was, therefore, a delight for fans of the pair as they announced their engagement.
The thirty-six-year-old announced the news by herself before the tabloids could get a hold of the news.
She captioned a picture of herself with her fiance with the words,
‘I am so excited to be engaged to the love of my life and my best friend. 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!’
The proposal which took place in Aspen, Colorado over the weekend, was kept totally secret from Paris Hilton as Chris proved himself a romantic at heart.
Beaming with a big smile the 5ft 8in star couldn’t hide her joy as she gazed down at her husband-to-be.
The pricey piece of jewelry features a 20-carat center stone set on a platinum split shank halo band which boasts another two carats of smaller diamonds.
The ring was designed by pricey celebrity jeweler Michael Greene and his team who designed the ring in two days, a process which normally takes several weeks.
According to Michael Greene, Chris arranged it all without the knowledge of Paris Hilton and pressured the team to make it ready for the couple’s trip to Aspen.
He further revealed that when Chris laid his eyes on the finished product he was visibly shaken and overcome with euphoria.
‘He told me he had to set up a time to meet up with Paris’ father to ask for her hand in marriage. He did the whole thing. All the traditions.’
Paris Hilton herself was so overjoyed at the proposal.
Speaking to People, she was quoted as saying,
‘The ring was so gorgeous and sparkling. I was shaking as I put it on. It is the most beautiful ring that I have ever seen.’
Chris also talked of his excitement at Paris becoming his fiancee as he told the magazine, ‘I feel like the luckiest man in the world to be marrying my dream girl. I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.’
Hopefully, these two can make it work together.
Congratulations to the happy couple.