Paris calls off wedding
13:30 03 October 2005
Paris Hilton has called off her engagement to fiancé Paris Latsis.
The blonde socialite reportedly called time on her romance with the shipping heir, saying she isn't ready for marriage.
The 24-year-old blonde said: "I'm sad to announce that I've called off my engagement. Over the last couple of months I've realised that this is the right decision for me."
The hotel heiress - who got engaged to Latsis just five months ago after a whirlwind courtship - told America's New York Post newspaper she doesn't want to rush into marriage.
She said: "I feel I'm just not ready for marriage. I have seen the break-ups between people who love each other and rush into marriage too quickly - and I do not want to make that mistake."
The sexy blonde also revealed she and Paris will remain close.
She said: "I love Paris. He is my best friend, and it will be that way forever. This man treated me as no man ever has.
"Paris is a great guy, and we will handle this with dignity and respect."
(c) BANG Media International