She may call Donald Trump a family friend, but Paris Hilton has kept tight-lipped about her views on the US election.

But during an Australian TV interview this week, the 35-year-old socialite appeared to confirm her support for the Republican, The Daily Mail reports.

When asked on Network Ten's The Project if she voted for Trump, she said: "I've known him since I was a little girl, so yes."

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She said of her relationship with the President-elect: "I've known him my entire life and he's always been incredibly supportive of me."

Donald Trump with Paris and Nicky Hilton in 2001. Photo / Getty Images.
Donald Trump with Paris and Nicky Hilton in 2001. Photo / Getty Images.

Paris laughed nervously when quizzed about her decision in the polling booth, but she did eventually respond, "Yes".

This decision puts her at odds with Hollywood's liberal elite, which overwhelmingly rallied for the Democratic candidate.

Earlier this month, Paris refused to say if she voted for Trump when questioned by a TMZ videographer.

She is a family friend of the politician, who defeated Hillary Clinton in a historic race to the White House last week.

Trump claimed he first met Paris - a friend of his daughter Ivanka's - when she was 12 years old, and described her as "beautiful".