Paris Hilton revealed that she and husband Carter Reum have started the new year by welcoming their first baby together

Paris Hilton is starting 2023 with a new title — mom!

The businesswoman and media personality, 41, and husband Carter Reum recently welcomed their first baby together

a son, via surrogate, PEOPLE can confirm.

It's always been my dream to be a mother and I'm so happy that Carter and I found each other," the new mom tells PEOPLE exclusively

Hilton has previously been open about her desire to become a parent alongside Reum, 41

During an interview with PEOPLE in December, the Love Rush fragrance founder discussed the couple's plan to have a baby

We started going and doing it like a few months in because the world was shut down," she told PEOPLE