Heiress and socialite Nicky Hilton marries in Las Vegas


Monday, August 16th 2004, 7:01 am
By: News On 6


LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Nicky Hilton, the hotel heiress and socialite, has tied the knot with her beau in a late-night ceremony, according to court filings obtained by The Associated Press.

Hilton, 20, married New York money manager Todd Andrew Meister, 33, at the Las Vegas Wedding Chapel early Sunday, according a Clark County marriage license. A woman who answered the phone at the chapel declined comment.

``They're happy and doing well,'' said Elliot Mintz, spokesman for Nicky Hilton. ``This is a real, meaningful, loving relationship. They are glowing.''

``Access Hollywood,'' which first reported the wedding, said older sister Paris Hilton and actress Bijou Phillips were present during the 2:30 a.m. ceremony.

The Hilton sisters were in town for a Stuff magazine party being thrown at the Palms Casino Resort and were joined there by Meister and Nicole Richie for dinner late Saturday, said George Maloof Jr., owner and operator of the Palms casino hotel.

Maloof, who confirmed the ceremony had taken place, said the couple gave no indication of their plans.

The group flew to Las Vegas from Los Angeles on a private plane Friday. Others who came along included one-time 'N Sync member Lance Bass, actress Tara Reid and ``That 70's Show's'' Danny Masterson, ``Entertainment Tonight'' reported.

Hilton and Meister, who holds a degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, returned to Los Angeles Sunday and planned to spend their first night as newlyweds at a local hotel, Mintz said. He said they have known each other for several years.

The couple was still planning a honeymoon, Mintz said.

Nicky Hilton, younger sister of ``The Simple Life 2'' star Paris, has dabbled in acting, appearing in ``Wishman'' in 1991 and presenting at several MTV award shows.