Paris Hilton Just Announced She's Engaged To Chris Zylka

'I am so excited to be engaged to the love of my life and my best friend.'
PHOTO: (LEFT) Getty, (RIGHT) Instagram/parishilton

Paris Hilton announced on Tuesday that she's engaged to boyfriend Chris Zylka. "I am so excited to be engaged to the love of my life and my best friend," Paris told People. "I have never felt so happy, safe, and loved. He is perfect for me in every way and showed me that fairytales really do exist!"

She reiterated her sentiments on Twitter, spreading the word to her 17.5 million followers.

Her boyfriend of less than a year popped the question during a ski trip in Aspen, Colorado, over the weekend. "I was so excited and surprised! I immediately said yes!" Paris said.

"The ring was so gorgeous and sparkling," she told  People. "I was shaking as I put it on. It is the most beautiful ring that I have ever seen!"

According to People, the 20-carat pear-shaped diamond ring by celebrity jeweler Michael Greene reportedly costs close to $2 million (P99.7 million).

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The 36-year-old heiress and 32-year-old actor, best known for his role on The Leftovers, first met at an Oscar party at the Chateau Marmont almost eight years ago, Paris told Glamour in September. "As soon as he walked through the door, we looked at one another; we're both shy so it took a while, but by the end of the night we couldn't stop laughing and flirting," she said.

According to  People, the pair reconnected two years ago and made their relationship official in February. Post-engagement, the couple continued to gush over each other to the magazine.

"Ever since our first date I knew there was something special about him," Paris said. "I have never in my life met a man so loyal, dedicated, and loving. I knew right from the start that I wanted to be with him forever."

Chris said Paris is "the most beautiful and incredible woman both inside and out." "I feel like the luckiest man in the world to be marrying my dream girl," he added. "I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together."

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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