The announcement of Kylie Jenner’s secret pregnancy and birth of a baby girl comes as no surprise after months of speculation. The 20 year old reality star welcomed an unnamed baby girl with boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott, February 1, and revealed the news to the public via her Instagram and an 11 minute long video documenting her pregnancy.
In a post on her social media Jenner writes, “I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions….my pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself i needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way i knew how.”
While there were non-stop rumors of Kylie’s pregnancy beginning in September, Kylie managed to successfully stay out of the public eye, a surprising feat for one of the most famous women in the Western world. But why would Kylie go through such lengths to conceal her baby bump?
The young mother was thrust into fame at age nine with the beginning of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, her everyday life throughout her childhood and teens broadcast to millions of viewers throughout the world. Though she may be used to the fame it’s understandable that she would want to experience a personal and life changing time in private, away from cameras and gossip.
Jenner also protected herself from what would have likely been harsh criticisms from all corners of the web. She is no stranger to disapproval and backlash from internet trolls over her use of lip fillers, faulty lip kits, and scandalous photos. It’s no surprise she wanted to protect herself and her unborn child from the stress of such judgement.
Just like Kim Kardashian deserved credit for being open about her surrogacy journey, Kylie deserves credit for being a 20 year old business-woman, TV star, and now mother. Though she rose to fame on her sister’s shoulders, she still managed to create her own fan-base and multi-million dollar beauty empire. Her lip kits catalyzed one of the biggest beauty trends in recent years and Jenner didn’t stop there, releasing concealers, eye shadows, and her own range of brushes. Up until her pregnancy Jenner also kept up buzzing social media platforms and gained headlines nearly everyday. With so much wealth and success at such a young age it seems that having a baby was Kylie’s logical next step.
In the 11 minute long video ‘To Our Daughter’, Kylie’s boyfriend and father of her child, Travis Scott, is seen lovingly doting on Kylie and attending all of her scans, then waiting in the hospital room for her to give birth. Scott and Jenner have only been dating since around April of 2017, only four months before becoming pregnant. Kylie previously dated rapper Tyga on and off for two years, breaking up around the time she got together with Travis Scott. Hopefully for Kylie and her daughter’s sake, the couple will remain happy and avoid the style of drama that went down between brother Rob Kardashian and his ex Blacc Chyna surrounding their daughter Dream.
Now that Kylie’s bundle of joy has been made public, the wait is on to see what name will be bestowed onto her. Some believe Jenner will have gone with a ‘K’ name to continue Kris Jenner’s naming legacy, while others believe Kylie has been giving hints about a butterfly themed name. Some Twitter users even believe that the name itself could be ‘Butterfly’. Even when the name is released Kardashian fans will be waiting for a first glimpse of her, and then do it all over again when Khloe’s baby is born this Spring.
But only time will tell how Kylie chooses to raise her daughter. Will she be destined to the same life of fame as her parents, or will Kylie and Travis start fading from the limelight to provide a semblance of a normal life for her? Whatever she chooses to do, we wish her the best of luck and congratulations!
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