Paris Hilton is speaking out for the first time about her overnight romance with Benji Madden.

"I'm really happy!" she said during an interview on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Friday morning. I feel very safe and secure. He's a great guy.

He's been my friend for a couple of years now, and we're really happy," gushed Hilton, who said Madden was by her side during the 8 a.m. telephone interview.

She said it was his idea to wear the matching 'BM' and 'PH' rings. "That was a very special present I got," Hilton said. "He's really sweet."

I can not believe this is happening.