Paris Hilton Says She Believed She Was Asexual Before Meeting Now-Husband Carter Reum

Despite being a sex symbol, Paris Hilton admitted that "anything sexual terrified" her before meeting husband Carter Reum in 2019

Paris Hilton is opening up about navigating her sexuality before meeting her now-husband Carter Reum.

In Harper's Bazaar March Legacy Issue, the heiress, 42, recalled privately thinking that she was asexual while dating in her 20s.

"I was known as a sex symbol, but anything sexual terrified me," she shared. "I called myself the 'kissing bandit' because I only liked to make out. A lot of my relationships didn't work out because of that."

However, Hilton had a change of heart after meeting Reum at a Thanksgiving gathering in 2019.

"It wasn't until Carter that I finally am not that way," she admitted. "I enjoy hooking up with my husband."

Hilton is grateful to have found a connection with Reum, explaining, "I just feel like after all the hell I've been through, I'm finally getting what I deserve, which is someone I can trust and someone to build a real life with."

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Paris Hilton arrives at the KIIS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2022 Presented By Capital Oneat The Kia Forum on December 02, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)
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The media personality also shared how Reum is different from her past relationships.

"He's not famous. He's smart. He comes from a nice family. He's a good person," she revealed. "It was the opposite of what I had been used to when I was looking for guys."

Hilton and Reum got married in November 2021 and announced they became first-time parents to a baby boy last month.

"It's always been my dream to be a mother and I'm so happy that Carter and I found each other," the new mom shared exclusively with PEOPLE. "We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy."

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Also sharing the exciting news to fans via Instagram, Hilton posted a close-up photo of the baby's hand gripping her thumb. "You are already loved beyond words 💙," she wrote.

Hilton had previously been open about her desire to become a parent alongside Reum.

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During an interview with PEOPLE in December, the Love Rush fragrance founder discussed the couple's plan to have a baby after the pair tied the knot late last year, sharing that she and Reum began the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We started going and doing it like a few months in because the world was shut down," she told PEOPLE. "We knew we wanted to start a family, and I was like, 'This is perfect timing. Usually, I'm on a plane 250 days out of the year, and let's just get all of the eggs stocked and ready,' and we have tons of them just waiting."

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