Paris Hilton is taking time to properly honor a piece of pop culture iconography.
Believe it or not, it’s been 15 years since Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan were photographed inside the front seat of a car outside the Beverly Hills Hotel and became known as the "holy trinity" of the chaotic celebrity nightlife era of the mid-2000s.
The image became so legendary that it was even turned into a foldable windshield sun shade!
Now on the anniversary of the historic moment, the hotel heiress is reflecting on how far she and her former party pals have changed and grown up.
“Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since this #iconic photo was snapped, and we were dubbed the #HolyTrinity of the 2000’s,” the 40-year-old captioned a post on Instagram. “So much has happened since that night.”
Hilton elaborated further on the trio’s evolution during an episode of her “This Is Paris” podcast by noting her recent wedding to Carter Reum, Lohan’s engagement to Badder Shammas, and Spears’ finally getting released from her yearslong conservatorship.
“I saw Lindsay got engaged, and I know that we’ve had our differences in the past, but I just wanted to say congratulations to her,” Hilton said.
“I am genuinely very happy for her, and it just makes me so happy to see. Fifteen years later, and so much has happened in the past two weeks. I got married, Britney got her freedom back and engaged. Lindsay just got engaged. I love seeing how different our lives are now, and how much we’ve grown up.”
Hilton also believes part of the turbulence of that time in her life was fabricated by the media.
“Looking back on it, I can see how most of these problems were caused by the media,” she added. “In the 2000s, that’s what it was all about. They loved pitting women against each other. Every single magazine cover would say, ‘So and so hates this person,’ ‘Feud,’ just causing more drama than there even was.”
While the “Stars Are Blind” singer admitted to being “immature” in her '20s, she holds no ill will towards those in her past who may have wronged her.
"So, I forgive anyone that has hurt me in life," Hilton said. "I just feel that it's just good to let all of that go."
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