Paris Hilton is a stepmom of sorts.
The heiress' new husband, Carter Reum, has a 9-year-old daughter with reality TV star Laura Bellizzi, his spokesperson confirms. However, a source told Page Six that Carter has only seen his daughter once.
"The people who this story matters to have known about it for 10 years. Carter supports this child. While he does not have a traditional father-daughter relationship with her, he has provided for her since she was born, and will continue to do so," a spokesperson said.
The girl is aware of who her father is and has been "triggered" by the media coverage of Paris and Carter's multiple wedding celebrations, the source said.
"Also, she saw the articles of Paris and Carter talking about starting a family. She felt tremendous rejection and felt left out. She wants to have a relationship with him," the source claimed, adding that the girl wants to "know her daddy" and feels "left out of her father's life."
According to the report, Carter initially denied the child was his, but a paternity test proved she was. Like Carter, the girl and her mother, who appeared on the VH-1 show "Secrets of Aspen" and briefly dated Mel Gibson, live in California.
"She just wants to really complete the missing pieces of her puzzle," the insider said of Carter's daughter. "She's at that age where self-identity is so important, and children want to know who they are and where they come from. It's important for him to help her with that."
The source continued, "It's not about (Reum) or the mother. It's about making the child whole. She is absolutely an amazing little girl. She has so much love to give. And she wants to give it to him, his family and whoever he chooses to love."
It's likely that Carter's family will grow, as he and Paris have both been open about their desire to have children.
"We have been doing the IVF, so I can pick twins if I like," Paris said on "The Trend Reporter with Mara" podcast, adding that pal Kim Kardashian was the one "who told me about that. I didn't even know anything about it."
"I'm happy that she told me that advice and introduced me to her doctor," Paris said.