There was a time when Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian were inseparable BFFs, and Paris was more famous than Kim. Things have changed now – they're no longer friends and not a day goes by that Kim isn't in the news – and Paris is seething with jealousy over it.
Both reality stars and self-fashioned businesswomen were in Cannes for the Film Festival the other week, but only one of them managed to grab headlines on a constant basis: and it wasn't Paris.
Since she started dating rapper Kanye West, Kim's profile was boosted considerably, becoming officially a tabloid and glossy fixture, even more so than before.
All this time, Paris is in the sidelines, watching Kim steal the thunder that was once hers and dying with jealousy, sources close to the Hilton heiress reveal for Radar Online
Paris believes Kim would be nothing today if it hadn't been for her, and she also thinks that Kim did her wrong in using her to launch her own career – and then ditching her to the curb.
“Kim will always be a sore spot for Paris because she believes that without her Kim wouldn’t have the success she has in her life. Paris thinks Kim wasn’t a loyal friend to her and only used her to gain fame and that she is ungrateful for everything Paris claimed to do for her,” says a source.
As if that wasn't enough, now Paris has to watch Kim soak in all the attention, while she hardly gets paid any.
Even worse, at least on a couple of occasions
, Paris was asked about how she felt for being a has-been
, a question no one would think to ask Kim.
“Paris is extremely jealous of Kim’s success with her reality shows as Paris’ last foray in television was a complete flop. Her show on Oxygen was a ratings disaster and didn’t get renewed,” the insider says.
“Adding to Paris’ angst is that attention that Kim is getting from dating Kanye. Paris has been dating DJ Afrojack, but he’s nowhere near the fame league that Kanye is, and adding to that, the relationship has now cooled,” says the spy.
On the bright side, if one may call it that, Paris hasn't lost all hope yet of one day regaining her throne in the spotlight.
“Yes, she does have a very successful fragrance line but Paris thrives on the attention and she knows that Kim just gets a lot more than she does from the press, public, and even their mutual friends. Paris is hoping that when she releases her upcoming album that her fans will embrace it. She has been working on it for several years now and hopes it will create a lot of buzz,” says the spy.
If the song that leaked
most recently from Paris' second album is any indication, she won't be making any sorts of comeback with it.