Newlywed Paris Hilton seems to be in a complicated situation with her husband Carter Reum, who has a 9-year-old “love child.”
Per a source with direct knowledge who told Page Six, Reum has only seen his daughter once since she was born. The girl’s mom is Laura Bellizzi, a reality star who appeared on the VH1’s Secrets of Aspen and briefly dated Mel Gibson.
A spokesperson for Reum said, “The people who this story matters to have known about it for 10 years. Carter supports this child. While he does not have a traditional father-daughter relationship with her, he has provided for her since she was born, and will continue to do so.”
Per legal records, Reum signed a document acknowledging he was the father, despite never taking a paternity test. The source said the little girl had been “triggered” by seeing coverage of Reum’s nuptials and felt “left out of her father’s life,” adding, “Also, she saw the articles of Paris and Carter talking about starting a family. She felt tremendous rejection and felt left out. She wants to have a relationship with him.”
His daughter only wants to “know her daddy,” the source said. “She just wants to really complete the missing pieces of her puzzle. She’s at that age where self-identity is so important, and children want to know who they are and where they come from. It’s important for him to help her with that.”
The source added, “It’s not about (Reum) or the mother. It’s about making the child whole. She is absolutely an amazing little girl. She has so much love to give. And she wants to give it to him, his family and whoever he chooses to love.”
Paris, 40, has talked about starting her own family with Reum, with Reum’s spokesperson saying, “From the beginning of Paris and Carter’s relationship, he was upfront with her about the matter. They are looking forward to starting their own family together in the future.”
In January, the hotel heiress revealed she was undergoing IVF fertility treatment with her fiancé, praising Reum for being “so supportive” throughout the grueling process. She added that she had already completed the egg retrieval procedure and had picked the name London for a daughter, but was still figuring out a name for a boy.
Paris said, “I’m really excited just to move on for the next step of my life and finally just have a real life because I really do believe that having a family and having children is the meaning of life. And I haven’t got to experience that yet, because I didn’t feel like anybody deserved that love from me, and now I finally found the person who does.”
“It was tough, but I knew it would be worth it. I did it a couple of times,” she recalled, before commending Reum. “Just doing it together and having a partner that is just so supportive and always makes me feel just like a princess all the time … that it wasn’t that bad.”