Celebrity Paris Jackson Shared Her Experience With Reformatory School After Paris Hilton's Documentary They "have a lot of similar experiences." By Christopher Luu Christopher Luu Instagram Twitter Christopher is a Southern California-based editor and has been with InStyle since 2018. He covers all things entertainment, celebrity, and culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on February 16, 2021 @ 07:24PM Pin Share Tweet Email After This Is Paris aired last year and Paris Hilton testified about her experience at a reformatory school in Utah, Paris Jackson opened up about her time at a similar school, saying that she and Hilton experienced many of the same things. In a new interview with C Magazine, Jackson spoke about her time in Utah with Kathy Hilton, Paris's mother, People reports. Though she attended a different school, Jackson said that she and Paris Hilton went through "some very, very similar experiences." She also commended Hilton for documenting everything that she went through. Rich Fury / Stringer "I went through some very, very similar experiences with those kind of teen places," Jackson said. "She's been through a lot and it's amazing to see her come out of the other end … a diamond." Jackson also told Kathy that she admired Paris Hilton for being able to grow from the experience and grow from it. She cited Hilton as a strong, smart woman, and thanked her for "setting a good example as a strong woman, and being able to uplift other women." "I absolutely adore her. I admire her strength. She's insanely smart, insanely funny. It's really nice having someone there who has been around the block," Jackson added. "She's done this for a long time and she's clearly so good at maneuvering her way through the industry. It's nice to know that I can call her when I hit a crossroad. We have a lot of similar experiences." Paris Jackson Denies Reports That Say She Was Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt Kathy also spoke about how close the Hiltons and Jacksons have been — and continue to be — saying that she and Michael had even talked about the name Paris together: "The name Paris was something that [me and Michael Jackson] joked about and played around when we were little." "Paris has really helped me when I've been down," Kathy said. "She's a real helper. She's got a big heart."