American socialite Paris Hilton has come clean about her three-week romance with BACKSTREET BOY - and it's real love.

The couple hooked up just after Christmas (03) and have been virtually inseparable ever since - attending parties and golf challenges together.

And when the couple were quizzed about their romance at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL at the weekend (17JAN04), they both admitted they're smitten with each other.

Hilton says, "Nick is gorgeous. He's so sweet and funny and nice and loyal and honest and smart and I just love him. He's a good guy."

Meanwhile, reluctant Carter cooed, "I'm having fun with her. She's a sweetheart. She's cool to hang out with. She's got a really good personality, she's outgoing."

20/01/2004 09:49