In “hot” news for the new year, Paris Hilton just got engaged to boyfriend Chris Zylka. While on a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado, Zylka, an actor and Hilton’s boyfriend of two years, asked for her hand in marriage – and she said “yas!” The reality star-turned-DJ shared the happy news in an Instagram post Tuesday morning, January 2nd.
“I said Yas! 👰🏼💅🏼💍💎 So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life,” Hilton wrote on Instagram. “My best friend & soulmate. Perfect for me in every way. So dedicated, loyal, loving & kindhearted. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! You are my dream come true! Thank you for showing me that fairytales do exist.😍.”
Paris Hilton shared a carousel of photos from the proposal, which occurred on a picturesque ski slope with a gorgeous backdrop of mountains and trees.
Hilton also tweeted a close-up of her sparkly ring.“The ring was so gorgeous and sparkling. I was shaking as I put it on,” she told People.com in an interview. “It is the most beautiful ring that I have ever seen!”
So who is Hilton’s mystery man? Zylka, 32, has had a slew of notable film and television roles.
If you remember watching The Simple Life, perhaps you were also around for Hannah Montana, on which Zylka played Miley Stewart’s crush Gabe Lamotti (aka Hottie Lamotti with the swimmer’s body). But don’t worry, Zylka has been plenty busy since the mid-aughts. He starred in both The Leftovers and the TV spinoff of 10 Things I Hate About You, and he had small roles on shows including Everybody Hates Chris, the 90210 reboot, and Cougar Town. Plus, he played Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Zylka also shared his feelings on the engagement. “Paris is the most beautiful and incredible woman both inside and out,” he said. “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.”
And even though Hilton and Zylka have only been an item for two years, they’ve been building a relationship for almost a decade. People.com reports that the couple first met about eight years ago at an Oscars party.
We can’t say we’re surprised the pair has agreed to spend their lives together, considering Zylka immortalized his love for Hilton with a huge “Paris” tattoo on his arm this past July. Perhaps a “Chris” tattoo is on the horizon for Hilton…
A huge congrats to the happy couple!