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. Harry

    Is K.K. sitll legally married? If so, how would you think that she got knocked up now before she's legally divorced?

    December 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Well.

      I'd draw a diagram, but ascii art isn't my forte...

      From what I've heard, when a mommy loves a daddy very, very, much, they go away and spend some time together. Then, sometimes, after nine months a baby is born.

      December 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. WhyWhySee

    In other news... Brangelina have commenced proceedings to adopt a 73 day old baby in 2013.

    December 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    Ya gots to admire the Kardashians .... ...'cause there's no such thing as bad publicity!

    December 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bored

    WOW !! Who Cares ? !! XXOO XXOO !!

    December 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      apparently you do because you took the time to click on the link and comment 🙂

      January 2, 2013 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Raub

    I didnt' read this article. I am just here to make a comment.

    I think the real problem in our society is that this article is being read more than the article about the Fiscal Cliff.

    Priorities, people, PLEASE.

    December 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • juls

      Raub, could you please spare us your sanctimoniousness!

      January 1, 2013 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. KwaiChangCain


    December 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Patti

    Will her divorce arrive before the baby ??

    December 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Happy New Year to all my supporters/fans and admirers!

    December 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    Making a baby is so easy and fun! Raising a kid is so much harder. Hope they're up to it.

    December 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cardinal300

    Why is this more important than a potential tax hike for all American's? They are just people with money, please consider what is important.

    December 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Agape

    Normally, I wouldn't even post a comment to this story as it is trash and boring. There are so many important topics at the moment. Why are we fed this drivel?

    December 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DEAN

    Check back in a couple years and see if they are still a couple.

    December 31, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Eddie

    So, who is the father?

    December 31, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Micky

      I liked your comment. Yes, there should be a genetic test before Kanye accepts the fatherhood.

      January 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cecelia

    According to Kim's residence in California, Kris H. would be considered the father, since they are still legally married. I wonder how Kris fell about being the fater of another's man baby.

    December 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John M. Campopiano

    Seriously? The Kardashian Family are a bunch of no talents trying to take a ride on the reality-tv bandwagon and are making millions doing so. Kanye is a self-absorbed idiot who jumps on stage taking the moment away from others. He lives in a world where he thinks the rules don't apply to him. I feel bad for the poor unborn soul. Sure, the kid will want for nothing, but this "family" will never happen given the likelihood of how celebrity relationships rarely last.

    December 31, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
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