Paris Hilton is opening up about the abuse she faced in relationships, revealing she had five ex boyfriends who allegedly abused her.
“I went through multiple abusive relationships,” Paris told People ahead of the release of This Is Paris, premiering on her YouTube channel on September 14. “I was strangled, I was hit, I was grabbed aggressively. I put up with things no one should.”
Paris says the abuse would never have happened had she not faced physical and emotional abuse as a teenager while attending Provo Canyon boarding school in Utah in the 1990s.
“I had become so used to [abusive behavior] at Provo, that it made me feel like it was normal,” she said. She added that her relationships with the five men in question all started the way way: “They all seemed like such nice guys and then the true colors would show. They’d get jealous, or defensive or try to control me. And there there would come a point where they would become physically, verbally and emotionally abusive.”
“I didn’t really understand what love or relationships were. I thought that them getting so crazy meant that they were in love with me. Looking back, I can’t believe I let people treat me like that,” she continued.
“I would never have let anyone into my life like [the who made her 2003 leaked sex tape]. I met the worst person I could meet and if I hadn’t gone to Provo, I wouldn’t have entertained the thought of letting him into my life. Provo affected my future relationships,” she added.
Now, Paris is in a healthy relationship with entrepreneur Carter Reum, and said, “Before, I don’t think I was really ready for a good relationship. But I’ve learned so much. And I’m so grateful to have found my perfect match.”