The rumors are true! Shortly after midnight on Dec. 31, Kanye West confirmed that he and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are expecting a new addition to the family in 2013. Rumors of Kardashian’s pregnancy spread like wildfire over the holidays, particularly after she admitted to ditching courtside seats at a Clippers game early because she was feeling ill.
At his show on Sunday night, West confirmed to the crowd of fans that he’ll be a father this year. Moments later, Khloe Kardashian Odom expressed her excitement on Twitter, posting, “KIMYE!!!!! Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!” (Her struggle to get pregnant with husband Lamar Odom has been well-documented on the family’s many reality shows.)
Little sis Kendall Jenner added, “whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! :D weeee!”
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Throughout December, Kardashian and West have been making their usual public appearances together — since she’s only 12 weeks along, she hasn’t begun to show much, but to be on the safe side, she’s been careful to hide her belly behind large clutches, baggy shirts, and oversized scarves.
This will be both West’s and Kardashian’s first child. Kardashian is currently still (technically) married to basketball player Kris Humphries, as their divorce has yet to be settled. The “Kimye baby” (um, apparently that’s what we’re calling the child) will be Kris and Bruce Jenner’s third grandchild, after Kourtney Kardashian’s kids Mason and Penelope Disick.