Paris Hilton Had One Unusual Rule for Her Surrogate — & It’s Actually Such a Smart Idea

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Before Paris Hilton welcomed her 2-month-old son Pheonix via surrogacy, she wanted to feel a special connection to him. So, she came up with a unique — yet, brilliant! — idea, and we actually love it.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone published yesterday, the Paris: The Memoir author revealed that she encouraged her son’s surrogate to watch “episodes of The Simple Life while pregnant so that the fetus would get used to the sound of his mother’s voice,” according to the outlet.

Can you imagine? You’re carrying the secret baby of Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum, a baby so secret that his own grandparents didn’t even know about him, and you are tasked with a list of rules. Probably stuff like: drink tons of water, don’t tell anyone about whose baby you’re carrying, and oh, BTW, watch one of the best reality shows from the early aughts to prepare.

It’s funny, but when you think about it, it’s pretty smart, too!

According to the American Pregnancy Association, unborn babies can hear sounds outside the body around 27 to 29 weeks pregnant. They may even be able to recognize certain sounds and voices with repetition. So Hilton having her surrogate watch her show sounds weird, but it’s a great way to expose her unborn baby to the sound of his mama’s voice. It seems like it must have worked, because Hilton said on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that her son’s “favorite lullaby” is her song, “Stars Are Blind.” Kudos to that creative thinking!

Hilton revealed that after their baby was born, they took him home that night. “It was just like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m a mom,’” Hilton told Rolling Stone. “My life has just been so public, my whole life has been, just, invaded; I felt like, for my baby, I just wanted him to come into the world and just be here and not have all this weird…” We know exactly what she means.

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