Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Share the Full Story of Their Engagement
Eight years before Chris Zylka proposed to Paris Hilton—and almost lost her enormous engagement ring—they first met at a party where Hilton spied her future fiancé and told her sister Nicky, "This is the most beautiful man I've ever seen."
Released on 3/1/2018
|Starring:||Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka|
I was with my sister at the Chateau Marmont
and we were at one of the villas,
and he walked in and I just looked at Nicki
and I said this is the most beautiful man
I've ever seen in my life,
I have to meet him.
And then we just immediately started talking and flirting.
I just knew there was something special about him.
As soon as we had our first date and we walked in
and we just sat down and were just talking,
and I was looking into his eyes
and just see how kind and sweet he was.
Because being in Hollywood you're always
around so many people, or there's people taking pictures,
there's people talking.
So just to be alone at my house
and just be talking together.
And then we watched the movie A Pet's Life.
It was just like a really,
it felt like a teenager.
The first date that we had,
I remember walking up to her door
and seeing her walk up to the door.
And it was just like this is it.
And we literally sat at her dining room table
for hours and hours and just talked.
And that was it.
We haven't spent a moment apart really.
I sketched out an inspiration
just with a graphite, with a regular pencil.
And then knew exactly how many carats that she wanted.
You know, she's a very family oriented person.
And her mother is a huge influence in her life.
Pretty much being American royalty,
I felt that it was best to try to
copy as much as I possibly could off
her mother's engagement ring or wedding ring.
And create something big enough that she would like.
I was mostly nervous.
with the ring
in my pocket.
I was so excited.
We were having so much fun in Aspen skiing.
And just up in the mountain, taking a photo,
and then all the sudden,
he got down on one knee and said, Will you marry me?
And pulled out this gorgeous sparkling ring
and it just took my breath away.
It was a moment that will last in my mind forever.