Paris Hilton’s heart is broken. Her beloved canine companion, Tinkerbell the chihuahua, passed away at 14 years old. She was Hilton’s constant companion and can be even said to have started the rage of people having arm-candy pets. Paris dedicated her Instagram page on Tuesday to her beloved dog. She stated the following according to the Daily Mail.
“My heart is broken. I am so sad & devastated. After 14 amazing years together my baby Tinkerbell has passed away of old age. I feel like I’ve lost a member of my family….She was such a special & incredible soul. We went through so much together. I can’t believe she’s gone. I will miss her & think about her for the rest of my life. I love you Tinky, you are a Legend & will never be forgotten. #RIPTinkerbell.”
Paris and Tinkerbell catapulted to fame on the reality show The Simple Life, which co-starred Nicole Richie. She purchased the chi in 2002, after supposedly being inspired by the movie Legally Blonde, in which Reese Witherspoon had a dress-alike Chihuahua.
People continued to ask about Tinkerbell, as a celebrity in her own right, and in October, Paris responded to inquiries on Instagram by stating “[t]o everyone who keeps asking if Tinkerbell is alive. Here she is, the original queen herself!”
In a recent interview, animal-loving Paris was asked which of her menagerie was her favorite and, although she couldn’t choose, she did indicate a special fondness for Tinkerbell. She stated the following according to the Daily Mail.
“I have seven dogs, three cats, five sugar gliders….They’re like my children, I can’t pick a favorite. But Peter Pan is, like, one of my favorites. And Tinkerbell.”
On her Facebook page, Paris, 34, thanked everyone for the many condolences, and stated the following.
“Thank you for all so much for your kind words & condolences. It’s really helping me through this very sad & painful time. It feels good to know that Tinkerbell was loved by all & touched the lives of so many. She is truly missed. Thank you again. Love you all.”
During a burglary in 2004, the dog was missing until Paris offered a $5,000 reward, according to the Tweed Daily News.
Rest in Peace Tinkerbell. Dog lovers can relate to losing a beloved companion, especially one that you have for almost 14 years.
Paris recently had happier news, according to an article in the Inquisitr. She announced on Twitter in the middle of partying at Coachella that she is releasing a new single.
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