Are Paris Hilton And Kim Kardashian Still Friends?

Fans have been wondering whether or not Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are still friends for a while. The hotel heiress and reality queen have had a newsworthy celebrity friendship that has made headlines since the aughts. The duo has been in the same circle for more than a decade, both claiming to have met while they grew up in Los Angeles' high-class realm. But, it's obvious that the Kardashian owes her stardom to Hilton. 

Back in the early 2000s, before there was Keeping Up With the KardashiansKardashian wasn't a mega superstar with millions of followers on Instagram. Instead, she was just another Hollywood socialite that clung to Hilton's elite, A-list status — so much so that Kardashian began her professional career as Hilton's personal assistant. Remember her first-ever TV appearance? She was organizing Hilton's closet on an episode of Hilton's then-hit reality series The Simple Life!

However, work-friend relationships often come with unwanted baggage and, when it comes to celebrities, unwanted drama. Hilton and Kardashian went from being spotted together on red carpets to making jabs at one another in the press. So, after all these years, are Hilton and Kardashian still friends? We've answered all your burning questions about these two celebs and where they stand with one another. Here's the tea about their rollercoaster friendship.

Kim Kardashian went from closet organizer to Paris Hilton's party buddy

Before their feud, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian's friendship seemed solid. The two were prime examples of Hollywood childhood besties who shared a lot of mutual friends, such as Hilton's The Simple Life sidekick, Nicole Richie. Richie was one of the first L.A. socialites to reap the benefits of hanging around the hotel heiress while the two starred in their reality TV series. However, it was Richie and Hilton's public falling out in 2005 that allowed Kardashian to swoop in and fill that coveted best friend spot in Hilton's life. Kardashian went from being Hilton's personal assistant and closet organizer to being her right hand gal. Bustle noted that this was when Hilton and Kardashian's friendship really took off — and when Kardashian's name first became fodder for the press. From being spotted together at the hottest restaurants to taking trips overseas to hit up various night clubs, these starlets were making headlines everywhere back in 2006.

However, it seems like their party girl ways caused a rift in their friendship. In 2007, Hilton was arrested for driving with a suspended license after getting a DUI. Kardashian showed her support for Hilton, but this was also around the time that Keeping Up With the Kardashians became everyone's new obsession. Kardashian's career began to skyrocket as a result of the reality show, but as one star's celeb status rose, the other's fell. 

Reality queen Kim Kardashian dethroned hotel heiress Paris Hilton

Once Kim Kardashian started to become a household name thanks to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, tension began to grow. At this same time, Paris Hilton was struggling to rebrand her party girl reputation, and this ultimately led to the stars growing apart. Bustle reported that, in 2008, Hilton began talking bad about her former bestie to the press, with the heiress even commenting on Kardashian's appearance. In one interview, Hilton hit below the belt, stating that Kardashian's butt looked like "cottage cheese stuffed in a trash bag" (per TMZ). Ouch. 

From there it was apparent that these two were no longer friends. The feud hit new levels of drama in 2010 after both women threw some serious shade at one another while attending a party in Las Vegas. As it urns out, Kardashian was not a fan of Hilton's song Stars are Blind or the fact that the heiress was hanging around the Kardashian's ex Reggie Bush. During an interview from 2011, Kardashian explained to Harper's Bazaar that she didn't speak to Hilton anymore. "There comes a point in life where you just grow apart and you realize you're not as similar as you thought," she said. "And I never run into her anywhere. Isn't that so weird?" 

For Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, time healed old wounds

Even though these celebrity elites grew apart, it appears that time can heal almost any Hollywood feud. In 2014, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian reconnected at a fashion designer's birthday party in Ibiza. The pair shared a candid photo of their reunion on Instagram and reminisced about their old party days together. From there the two shut down frenemy rumors and turned a new page on their decade-old friendship. In 2016, Hilton was invited to the Kardashian's iconic Christmas Party. Two years later, Hilton modeled for Kardashian's hubby Kanye West's new fashion line while dressed as a Kim Kardashian lookalike. Now it looks like Hilton makes an appearance at the reality family's Christmas Party every year. 

The two stars no longer take jabs at one another in the press, either. Instead, they are rather candid about their friendship, with Kardashian crediting Hilton for starting her career and Hilton sharing how proud she is of the reality royal. And, in 2020, Kardashian met up with Hilton to help promote the heiress' new documentary This Is Paris. Hilton shared a video on her Instagram of the socialites having a girls' night, with the pair looking closer than ever. 

So it's safe to say that, despite past feuds and tensions, old friends have some of the strongest bonds in Hollywood and, while Hilton and Kardashian's friendship might've hit a bend, it never truly broke.