Barron Hilton, brother to Paris and Nicky, is going to be married! The youngest Hilton announced his engagement to fellow socialite Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff on Instagram last week.
The actual proposal took place on September 17, but the couple kept decided to keep the news private until they settled in to engaged life. Neither Hilton nor his fiancée revealed any proposal details in their respective announcements, but Gräfin von Walderdorff's Instagram photo was taken lakeside at New York City's Central Park. Page Six reported that Hilton got down on one knee there. "Better than a fairytale...engaged to my best friend, my soul mate, the love of my life. Forever and for always @barronhilton," Gräfin von Walderdorff wrote.
The duo has been dating for well over a year, and have always been open about their relationship, posting regularly about each other on Instagram. A source close to the couple revealed that they plan to marry next year and that Barron's parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton, are thrilled about the news. "[They are] delighted about the engagement, as are his sisters, Paris and Nicky. They think Tessa is a great influence on Barron and she has calmed down his partying ways," the source said.
Paris Hilton also expressed her congratulations on Instagram, where she reposted Gräfin von Walderdorf's photo. "Congratulations to my brother @BarronHilton & @Tessa_VonWalderdorff on your engagement!" she wrote. "So happy for you both! Such a beautiful couple! Love you!" Beyond Barron's nuptials, the Hilton family has experienced many big life events in the last months. Nicky Hilton, who married James Rothschild in 2015, is currently expecting their second child. Paris Hilton is currently dating actor Chris Zylka, and if their sweet posts about each other are any indication, we can expect another Hilton engagement announcement soon.