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.

soundoff (281 Responses)
  1. Corey

    Congratulations Mrs. Humphries and my deepest condolences to the baby.

    December 31, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*DS

      Haha that is funny

      December 31, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim in Dallas

      LOL! perfect comment – you win the internet today!

      December 31, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • midwest3

      Totally agree. Maybe the dysfunctional gene will skip this poor, innocent child, but it's not likely.

      December 31, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Phyl

    Wait...hold the show....she is a married woman.....as of right now, she and Kayne are living in sin....this is WRONG.....and why is this NEWS!!?? Doesn't CNN have anyhting BETTER to report..??? It's all craziness...:(

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

      completely agree!

      December 31, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • JayB12

      Yeah.....Where's Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church group at? Wish they'd picket this.

      December 31, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rich 3

    yuck

    December 31, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • woodie

      I know. It seems a bit gross to me too.

      December 31, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. DeeDee75

    Oh Lord, another "reality" show in the works. Okay, Kanye, you can knock her up, but will you put a ring on it? I hope Kim will demand more from this arrogant guy. But, then again, I don't think she's that smart.

    December 31, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Twist

    I really feel sorry for the baby being born into that freak show

    December 31, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Will

    I ain't saying she's a golddigger.....but she aint messing with a broke figure.

    December 31, 2012 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Charles32

    Wow,

    I had this happen to me; Kayne she is still married, no matter how you try to spin it. You should consider your self less than a man for this. I know bacause it happen to me while I was deployed overseas. And you know what as a man I could never forgive another man for this. Everytime I look at you I would feel ashamed, with so much in this world that we take for granted the last thing should be MARRIGE. How would you or her be able to look the other person in the EYE, so be warry that the courts will look at this in her divorce as well.

    Hurry up an make here get a divorce!

    December 31, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
    • j wall

      happens everywhere dude..

      December 31, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. John Spurlock

    Well... the Mayans were pretty close with their estimate on the day civilization would come to and end.
    What did they miss by... 10 days?
    Has Kim already annouced plans to name her little demon spawn "Damien"?

    December 31, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • JayB12

      Moesha?????

      December 31, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Maricela

      This was so funny. Thanks! :-)

      December 31, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • imagonner

      maybe Hades would be more appropriate

      December 31, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. JOH

    Let's face it people. Neither Kanye or Kim are worth the oxygen.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. llDayo

    I hope she gains 50 pounds.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • MontanaTrace

      You're right, she will gain 50 on her way to 150. The kid will be a porker too. If Kim's dad was alive.................... Mom, you raised 'em. Pretty sad group. All will eventually drown in sorrow.

      December 31, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. MontanaTrace

    Water reaches it's own level. So apparently, does slime. They won't last long together. Hide the knives. I feel sorry for the kid.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bhetawi

    What's a big DILL ?

    December 31, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. tactful

    I'm gonna go with 'who cares' on this one. -eye roll-

    December 31, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. ReggieMoto

    Twitter erupts only if you are following these nitwits. Otherwise, twitter is as silent as can be.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Maricela

      Love it! haha :-)

      December 31, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  15. michflaguy

    The fact that the Twitterverse "exploded" with this "story" shows just how irrelevant Twitter has quickly become.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
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