Socialite Paris Hilton has poured scorn on reports she and boyfriend NICK CARTER are about to split up with a public outpouring of affection on American TV.

The hotel heiress and the BACKSTREET BOYS star were rumoured to be in trouble after Carter was allegedly spotted romancing Jessica Simpson's sister ASHLEE (corr) at a party last month (MAY04).

But both appeared to be very much in love at the recent Mtv Movie Awards in Los Angeles, and yesterday (15JUN04), Hilton couldn't hide her feelings for the pop star when she appeared on MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE.

She said, "He's honest and sweet and I really love him. I'm so happy. He's a great guy."

And even Hilton's parents are taken with their daughter's new man.

Mum KATHY says, "We don't know Nick that well yet, but he seems really nice."

16/06/2004 13:48