"I’ve really grown and just became an adult," The Simple Life alum Paris Hilton tells Ocean Drive in its December issue

By Dana Rose Falcone
November 28, 2017 03:52 PM
Credit: Warwick Saint for Ocean Drive

A decade after The Simple Life wrapped, its star Paris Hilton has rebranded herself as a nightclub DJ, perfumer, book author and all-around business mogul thanks to her multibillion-dollar company, Paris Hilton Entertainment.

“I look back and I don’t even feel like I’m the same person anymore,” Hilton, 36, says in Ocean Drive‘s December issue.

Once known for partying, carrying a tiny dog and her catchphrase “That’s Hot,” the Hilton Hotel heiress believes her priorities have “completely shifted.”

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Hilton and Brandi Howe
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“I’ve really grown and just became an adult, learning and having a lot of life lessons,” she continues. “It really shaped me into the person I am today, where my priorities are not about having fun and going to parties. It’s more about giving back, using my voice for those in need of it, and also my business, my family, my relationship, my boyfriend, my pets and my friends. That’s all that matters to me.”

Because of her newfound focus, Hilton can’t foresee returning to reality TV.

Hilton on the cover of Ocean Drive‘s December 2017 issue
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The Simple Life was just so iconic and one of a kind that you can’t replicate that,” she tells the magazine. “I can’t see it going better than that show. My priorities are different. I’m running a huge business and I’m traveling. I don’t really have time to do a bunch of fake drama on a reality show.”

Hilton also makes time for her boyfriend, Chris Zykla, who the New York City native started dating after the two hung out at Miami’s Art Basel in 2015.

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“We are so perfect together,” Hilton gushes to Ocean Drive. “He’s my everything. I’m so happy and excited to have someone who is my best friend, who I trust. Everything I’ve ever wished for came true. I always thought I would end up alone just because I never thought I would fall in love and trust somebody. With him, it’s like God literally made him for me to save me from all these weirdos.”

Hilton and Chris Zylka
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Dating the Leftovers actor, 32 — who tattooed “Paris” on his arm — has gotten the entrepreneur thinking about starting a family.

“I definitely want to have more than one [baby],” she says. “Two I would be happy with, but three I would be even happier.”