Paris Hilton is "devastated" after a burglar robbed her California mansion - because the jewellery which was stolen is irreplaceable.
The intruder is believed to have forced his way through the front door of the property in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, on Friday (19Dec08) before ransacking the heiress' bedroom and making off with an estimated $2 million (GBP1.3 million) worth of gems.
And although Hilton is grateful she wasn't in the house at the time, she is heartbroken by the loss.
She tells Life + Style Weekly, "I am devastated. I cannot believe someone broke into my home.
"They took items that had such sentimental value that no one will ever be able to replace. I’m just thankful that I wasn’t there when it happened."
Hilton's mother Kathy has since reminded her daughter not to attach too much significance to material goods.
Kathy adds: "She (Paris) and I were talking about it and really, it is stuff. I’m just happy that she’s okay... You can’t be possessed by your possessions. Those are just things. And I’m happy that she’s okay."