The 39-year-old celebrity blogger announced the birth of his daughter Mayte Amor in an emotional Instagram post Tuesday.
“I am beaming with joy and pride as I share with you that my family has grown yet again,” Hilton captioned a photo of him holding the newborn, alongside his mother Teresita Lavandeira.
Hilton, who is father to Mario Armando, 4, and Mia Alma, 2, continued: “Last week my son and daughter welcomed a sister into the world! #MayteAmor was born on Wednesday, October 4th at 3:26 PM — weighing 7 lbs 4 oz, measuring 20 inches long, and she’s perfect!”
The single dad explained that Mayte made her “fashionably late arrival” at 41 weeks and “She’s doing everything a newborn should do and doing it so well. She’s a whole 7 days advanced!”
He also thanked the unnamed surrogate who gave him “the greatest gift anyone could ever receive.”
While Hilton has not disclosed the identities of this and his previous surrogates, he has aired his difficult journey to parenthood. Mario was born one month premature, and conceiving Mia involved three failed attempts.
Hilton previously described the frenetic pace of single fatherhood, telling Yahoo News in 2015, “I function with lots of guilt, but that can be a good thing. It means I’m trying hard to be a good parent, and I set the bar high. I’m always worrying: ‘Am I spending enough time with my kids? Am I working too hard? Have I scheduled enough playdates this week?’ I don’t sleep much.”
On Tuesday, Hilton threw his support behind the practice of surrogacy, writing, “There are still many states in America that, sadly, prohibit surrogacy, and I hope to use my voice to advocate for making it legal across the country!”
He added, “I am deliriously tired and equally happy! This is a very special time for me and my family! Family time is the best time! Family first! They are my everything!”
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