Twitterverse explodes: Kim Kardashian is pregnant!
Rapper Kayne West announced Kim Kardashian's pregnancy during a concert Sunday in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
December 31st, 2012
11:28 AM ET

Twitterverse explodes: Kim Kardashian is pregnant!

[Update at 11:27 a.m.] Kim Kardashian formally announced the news herself in a post on her website Monday: "It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo"

The Twitterverse exploded early this morning after everyone’s favorite bad boy rapper Kanye West announced that his girlfriend – the famous-for-being-famous Kim Kardashian  – was pregnant.

A spokesman for Kardashian then confirmed the news to CNN, but provided no other detail other than to say that West announced it at a show Sunday in Atlantic City in New Jersey.

The two have been dating for about eight months and have denied pregnancy rumors in the past.

Kardashian, for her part, is still legally married to Kris Humphries  – although she filed for divorce from the NBA player 72 days after tying the knot in October 2011.

Soon after this morning's announcement, Kardashian family members took to Twitter to share the news with the world.

Khloe and Kourtney are Kardashian's sisters, and Kris Jenner is the new grandma-to-be.

Within minutes, the hashtag #Kimye took off on Twitter - as did the inevitable ribbing.

Some poked fun at West's healthy ego, saying Kanye will name his baby "Kanye" - or perhaps "Babye."

Others alluded to West's infamous interruption of singer Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards speech in 2009 when he grabbed her microphone and let loose an outburst on behalf of singer Beyonce Knowles who had lost out in the Best Female Video category to Swift.

"Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time," West said that night.

Judging from the tweets this morning, that incident is still fresh on many minds.

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  1. Kiddokells

    72 days, not "72 hours"

    December 31, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Dan

    it was 72 days... not hours

    December 31, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. SK1212

    That's "72 DAYS after tyring the knot..." not hours

    December 31, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Barbara

    18 Years. She's got him for 18 years! MMM

    December 31, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • TQ

      Best comment, Barbara! She is a gold digger and they look happy. Pay Kris H. off and move on.

      December 31, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • gatecrasher1

      "Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger
      But she ain't messin' with no broke n..."

      HAHA!!!!!!

      December 31, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. jo1965

    this is so wrong on so many levels...where to begin...

    December 31, 2012 at 2:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. rapper Kanye West

    Hay finallyyyy good news we all can set back and relax .America you have been waiting for some great news like this one for long time.

    December 31, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Izoto

    Good for them.

    December 31, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. fstocking

    You m e a n they have been "doing it"? NO!!!

    December 31, 2012 at 3:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • gatecrasher1

      Maybe he'll pull the "Shaggy Defense"..."It wasn't me..."

      December 31, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cathie L

    BARF- this is not EVEN news for America, much less GREAT news. Kim is famous for being famous- couldnt have said it better. Get back to the fiscal cliff, which IS news for Americans.

    December 31, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Santa Ana, CA

    West looks really in love in that picture. Good for him, he got the girl of his dreams. I hope God Blesses me one day and I'll be able to be with the girl of my dreams.

    December 31, 2012 at 3:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. f4xtrafn

    I'm glad they chose "twitter" to name this social service since the messages are useless drivle sent by twits and followed by a bunch of other twits .

    December 31, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ilunis! What?!

      Nailed it.

      December 31, 2012 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
    • mybeardisnowgrey

      TRUE DAT!!

      December 31, 2012 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. QuietStormX

    Happy for them. They have been close friends for years and been a couple for months and seem real and happy. But to keep bring up the past on Black artist like Him and Rihanna's boyfriend again. They have moved on so leave the past in the past. People grow and move on!

    December 31, 2012 at 3:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rachel

      Oh barf.

      December 31, 2012 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. Ice cream twist

    first impressions.....yuk!

    December 31, 2012 at 4:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Jaylen Croft

    Whatever happened to marriage and commitment before having children and giving your body to someone else? Marriage gives the child more rights and studies have proven that children who grow up with married parents do better for themselves in life and have higher moral standards and confidence.

    December 31, 2012 at 4:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • marianne

      Yr talking abt someone who was married for 72 days!!! The instutution of marriage is a joke to her... she still legally married to her husband... wat can u expect from a woman with thees kind of morals?

      December 31, 2012 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Kendra

      Married people killed marrige. Why undertake a venture that has a 50% failure rate? Also married was more about ecomonics and since woman are now able to support children on their own it makes getting married obsolete.

      December 31, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Rmineffe

      You do make a good point here. Which is why Kim needs to clean up her marriage with Kris. She needs to do this for the baby as well

      December 31, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. mybeardisnowgrey

    who the heck is this kane west guy anyhow? I saw him at the benefit show in MSG and could not figure out how he got on the same stage as the Stones, the Who, Bruce, and McCartney. There are many hip hop artists who are more deserving of the spotlight then this self important clown.

    December 31, 2012 at 4:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bebow

      Kanye's adolescent "Hey Mama" song must have carried him to the top.

      December 31, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
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