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The Holy Trinity finally have their happily ever afters and Paris couldn’t be happier for Britney and Lindsay


By Sarah Finnan
06th Dec 2021

Paris Hilton / Instagram

The Holy Trinity finally have their happily ever afters and Paris couldn’t be happier for Britney and Lindsay

Just newly married herself, Paris Hilton has said that she’s “genuinely very happy” to hear how well her old friends Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are doing.

Often referred to as the “Holy Trinity”, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan were considered three of the noughties’ favourite it girls. Famous for their love of partying, boozing, and just having a good time (or at least that’s how the tabloids liked to portray them), the trio actually had quite a lot in common and presumably bonded over their similar experiences of fame. 

For many, the friendship will forever be immortalised in one image – that of the three women together in Paris’ car. As a Vanity Fair article about “the rise and fall of a celebrity supernova” put it, “They were in a car, looking rowdy, reckless, ready to bust loose, raise hell, pursue the dark ecstasies of night and the city, the matching gleams in their heavily shadowed eyes telling you just how profoundly they didn’t give a f*ck.” They liked to have fun, I think you get the picture. 

That photo first appeared on the front page of The New York Post way back in 2006, alongside the caption “Bimbo Summit”. Scathing but somehow also complimentary all at once, Vanity Fair claims that those two words indicated that “they understood what nobody else did: that Hollywood wasn’t a geographical location, it was a state of mind; that rock ‘n’ roll wasn’t a musical genre, it was a way of life. And they were, in that moment, more Hollywood and rock ‘n’ roll than anyone.”

Sadly, the friendship didn’t hold strong and the women “collapsed under the strain of their legends” as they spiralled out of control. Needless to say, we should all feel the gnawing guilt of their demise though. It’s hard to reminisce on their glory days without feeling icky because it’s abundantly clear that tabloid culture exploited them mercilessly. The media documented their fall from grace, but we’re all culpable in fuelling the system that allowed them to be taken advantage of. 

15 years on and a lot has changed – much of it in the past few months alone. Paris is married, Britney is free and Lindsay is engaged. The world has woken up to just how wrongly these women were treated and they’re all finally getting their happily ever afters. Nature is healing. 

Almost two decades have passed but that photo continues to define a generation, though. Acknowledging just how much has happened in the years since it was taken, Paris spoke about the iconic image on her This Is Paris podcast recently – even addressing her alleged “feud” with Lohan. “I saw Lindsay got engaged, and I know that we’ve had our differences in the past, but I just wanted to say congratulations to her,” she said. “I am genuinely very happy for her, and it just makes me so happy to see.” 

“15 years later, and so much has happened in the past two weeks. I got married, Britney got her freedom back, and [is] engaged. Lindsay just got engaged. I love seeing how different our lives are now, and how much we’ve grown up.

We love when the underdogs triumph and Paris, Britney, and Lindsay will always be the Holy Trinity to us.