What’s more important than DJing to the President of the United States? According to Paris Hilton, the answer to this question is attending the wedding of one of your oldest friends. On the June 10 episode of her podcast, This Is Paris, Hilton revealed that she was asked to DJ at President Joe Biden’s Summit of the Americas on Thursday, June 9, but she turned down the event, which Brought together leaders from around the world for Britney Spears to marry longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.
“I was actually asked to DJ at dinner for the president and every other president from around the world, but that was more important to me,” she said during her podcast. Though they’ve rarely been photographed together over the years, Hilton and Spears have been friends for nearly two decades. That’s why not even an invitation from the President could stop her from celebrating with the “Toxic” singer on her special day.
Still, Hilton wanted to respect Spears’ privacy by keeping her presence as quiet as possible. That meant being extra secretive when it came time to get ready for the wedding. “[I] kept it top secret all week,” she said. “I literally didn’t tell anyone, not even the people I asked [for] Dresses sent, my whole team, my glam, my driver, everyone.”
As a result, the president’s team may not have found out exactly why Hilton turned down the prestigious event until after the fact. However, for Hilton, seeing Spears so happy was worth it all.
“I won’t go into details because it was Princess Bride’s Night and that’s her story, but all I can say is that I’m so incredibly happy for her,” Hilton added. “She looked stunning. It made me so happy to see that she found her fairy tale and they are a beautiful couple and just radiant.”
After Spears and Asghari gave fans a glimpse of their wedding, Hilton shared a few photos from the day on Instagram. In one, she posed alongside Spears, Selena Gomez, Madonna, Drew Barrymoore and Donatella Versace in a post captioned “#Icons Only.” In another, she posed with a sparkler and wrote: “Leave a little sparkle everywhere such a magical night celebrating the fairy tale wedding of @BritneySpears & @SamAsghari.”
Between sharing photos and passing on a prestigious DJ gig, it’s clear that Hilton puts their friendships first — even if it means saying no to the president himself.