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Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton Is Engaged to Chris Zylka: Aspen Proposal Details

Paris Hilton Chris ZylkaParis Hilton and Chris Zylka attend the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR2017/WireImage)

There’s nothing simple about her life—especially now that she has a wedding to plan! Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is engaged to actor Chris Zylka. 

“I am so excited to be engaged to the love of my life and my best friend,” Hilton told People on January 2. “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!”

Zylka, an actor, proposed during a scenic, wintry getaway to Aspen, Colorado, over the holiday weekend. He stealthily planned the moment down to a photo opportunity to capture the sweet milestone during lunch after a morning on the slopes. Zylka then got down on one knee outdoors and asked Hilton to marry him. “I was so excited and surprised! I immediately said yes!” she recalled. “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!”

The jeweler behind the massive ring, Michael Greene of Greene & Co., tells The Knot new details about the item. The center stone is a “little bit over 20 carats,” he says, “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.”

Paris Hilton Engagement Ring

Michael Greene of Greene & Co. tells The Knot that the heiress wanted a ring similar in shape to her mother’s diamond—see exclusive photos here. (Greene & Co.)

The couple first met close to eight years ago at an Oscars bash. It was only two years ago that their romance developed. The Simple Life star also took to Twitter to express her happiness to fans on Tuesday.

“Ever since our first date I knew there was something special about him,” she concluded to People. “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.”

This is Hilton’s third engagement. She was previously set to wed Jason Shaw back in 2003 followed by a 2005 engagement to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis.

About the Author

Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.