After months of speculation, salacious rumors and suggestive hints, it has finally been confirmed: Kylie Jenner has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The Kardashian sister posted an Instagram picture of a heartfelt explanation about why she chose to keep the pregnancy a secret, saying, “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.” The public letter was shared with the reality star’s 102 million Instagram followers and fans. The twenty-year-old also took to her YouTube channel to share an intimate 11-and-a-half minute video titled ‘To our Daughter,’ chronicling her pregnancy journey. The video featured home videos, private snaps of her baby shower and delivery as well as touching interviews with friends and family.
The Kardashians are well known for their strategic relationship with the press. In a 9 month long game of cat and mouse with the media, the Kardashian never officially confirmed her pregnancy. Fans around the world were intrigued by Jenner’s uncharacteristic inactivity on social media as well as her sudden change in clothing choices; from revealing designer bikinis to oversized hoodies and sweatpants.
It’s been an eventful year of baby showers, pregnancy announcements and parental joy for the famous family. Older sister Kim has also welcomed a new baby via surrogate, choosing the alternative method due to health concerns for the star. Khloe Kardashian has yet to give birth to her own child, which she will share with high profile NBA basketball player partner, Tristan Thompson.
Khloe chose to further confirm the cat was out of the bag by sharing another image on her own Instagram page, featuring a picture of herself alongside a pregnant Kylie. Jenner shares her joy with rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott. The famous couple has been dating since April of last year and are reportedly overjoyed at the birth of their daughter. Congrats to Kylie and the whole Kardashian clan!