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. kit8

    Congratulations Kim and Chris the pregnancy will be worth at least 2 seasons of excellent ratings followed by bring up the child which will be worth at least 5 seasons. You simply can't make this stuff up. Of course developing the plotting lines and then acting them out for real is taking faking acting to a whole new level.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. kit8

    Congratulations Kim and Kayne the pregnancy will be worth at least 2 seasons of excellent ratings followed by bring up the child which will be worth at least 5 seasons. You simply can't make this stuff up. Of course developing the plotting lines and then acting them out for real is taking faking acting to a whole new level.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tampabay

    Now were gonna see the morning sickness episode, and then the "I can't fit in my tights" episode, then "My but-t is bigger I hate it" episode, then the actual "birth episode" with Kanye wandering eyes checking out the nurse. Get the popcorn out.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. empresstrudy

    That will last about 25 minutes. Then she's on to the next black guy. Problem is she's running out of ever richer black guys.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Canadadan67

    When they say "Twitter Erupts", I guess they mean people sitting at home in their favourite chair in their underwear.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. cindy lou who

    interracial offspring have alot of challenges....i see it everyday as a school teacher

    December 31, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. $$$$whocares

    Just wondering how much money this baby is going to make Mama Kim? Married how long and made how much per day?

    Maybe they could name the baby Dollar, Dolla, Dollah or some variation.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. JayB12

    When you add yeast to white flour, it expands big time.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rascal Rabble

    congratulations kanye-kim! you evil ignorant miscegenation haters need to be ashame of yourselves to speak so harshly regarding this new baby and its parents...for those concern about parental self-centeredness, they have 9months, doting relatives, many wakeful nights to mature to happy parents...

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

    Isn't it amazing that so many people are so worried about two no talent people!!!

    December 31, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. MikeB

    I came here for one reason: Twitterverse explodes? People, get a life.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jenn

    I guess its finally time to face the truth, this family will never leave the media and the public's attention.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    That guy is very lucky to have a beautiful woman like Kim. Any guy would give the world for that sweet stuff.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    What a lucky guy to go to bed with that fine thing every night.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. bubba

    these people are nasty...and breeding.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
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