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. JustMe

    Jeebus, she's not divorced yet? How long does it take to dissolve a 72 day marriage that included prenups??

    December 31, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. maria

    Do people don't understand that this people is hungry for fame ? they willl do everything and anything for money and be in the news! do you forgot the weeding was just a media frenzy like this one? ,they can't understand not being in the news! whatever happens to this family I really don't care ! and who cares if she is ? millions of babies born every second in this world! she should be not breeding really!

    December 31, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. AtheistHuman

    She will probably give it up for adoption in 72 days. : ]

    December 31, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Molly

    I'm no lawyer but if i'm correect married women cannot have illegatimate babies. They are presumed to be the husbands uless contested. Congradulations Chris!!!! Oh-had Chris can be held resopnsible for child support, again, unless contested.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa C

      You are correct!!!!

      December 31, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • guest

      That was the plan all along.

      December 31, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • East of Eden

      Wow, these archaic laws need to be revisited then.

      December 31, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • letsgomets2013 and beyond

      Who's the father???

      No; THIS is the big question that's up for grabs:

      Anybody in the universe really care?

      December 31, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. AlexA

    I wonder how her husband feels about her being pregnant?

    December 31, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. wds503@msn.com

    PUKE!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. GradyGal

    I am SO over the Kardashians and I don't even watch any of their stupid shows! Who really cares that these losers are bringing a child into the world?! We need more great television like "Amish Mafia"! Pure gold!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Wondering

      Than why did you click on the article and take time to comment?

      December 31, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tom

    Trash+Trash= A whole lotta garbage! Guess they can look forward to that!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. asw

    Complete filth any media outlet that gives either of these two any spot light should be ashamed.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. guest

    Great! Now who is the father?

    December 31, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. Saun

    Very interesting!!! According to California Family Code, Sec. 7611-7612. Legally because the child was conceive while Kim is "married", her husband would be considered the father. Of course Kanye will prove paternity. Did Kim and Kanye think about this?

    7611. A man is presumed to be the natural father of a child if he
    meets the conditions provided in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section
    7540) or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 7570) of Part 2 or in any
    of the following subdivisions:
    (a) He and the child's natural mother are or have been married to
    each other and the child is born during the marriage, or within 300
    days after the marriage is terminated by death, annulment,
    declaration of invalidity, or divorce, or after a judgment of
    separation is entered by a court.

    December 31, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Their divorce may not be final but they have a notice of seperation so he would not legally be considered the father.

      December 31, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary-Margaret

      Pretty soon the only couples that will take marriage seriously will be the gay ones. Sheesh.

      December 31, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • ranlo

      I actually wrote this earlier, if you are going to 'cut and paste' it, you should probably include "ALL" the wording, it would make you seem a 'tat' more intelligent!

      December 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. anna morris

    Congrats to Kim & Kanye. I love the Kadashians & Kanye. I'm sure the baby will be will loved. Forget the Haters!!!!!!!!!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dave

    Talk about your Urban decay!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. ArticoZorro

    Why is this news?

    December 31, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Wondering

      Because you took the time to click on the article and comment.

      December 31, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mike A

    That's awesome news. Who is the father?

    December 31, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
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