'I spend all my energy on the boyfriend'

Desirable Paris Hilton is "single for the first time" in her life. Check out what she has to say about her past relations...

entertainment Updated: Jun 14, 2006 15:57 IST

Paris Hilton says she's enjoying The Single Life. Hilton, who stars in E! Entertainment Television's "The Simple Life" opposite ex-friend Nicole Richie, told "Live With Regis and Kelly" on Tuesday that she's "single for the first time" in her life.

"I always have a boyfriend all the time, so I've never really got to know me and, like, have time for myself because I spend all my energy on the boyfriend," the 25-year-old hotel heiress-actress said.

Hilton, who ended her engagement to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis last year, recently broke up with Stavros Niarchos, another Greek shipping heir.

What has she learned by not having a man on her arm? "I'm a very strong woman. I don't need a man. I can be on my own," she said.

As for her rivalry with Richie - the two have feuded publicly in the past year - Hilton said she hopes they'll patch things up. "I've known her 20 years," Hilton said. "I look at baby pictures. It makes me sad that she's, you know - we're going through something right now and we'll make up one day."

"The Simple Life - 'til Death Do Us Part" airs Sunday nights (10 p.m. EDT). The reality show moved to E! after Fox declined to air a fourth season. A new format allows the feuding friends to have nothing to do with each other.

First Published: Jun 14, 2006 15:57 IST