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. Becool

    Damn,...the haters are out in Full swing again today!...Drink some more hatorade,...Don't choke on it.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • timelord7202

      7 billion people go at it. What's so special about these two he+eros fl@unting it?

      December 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      @Dommonie, u are just too broke and that is why you wasting time talking no sense.... Now guess what, u can hate them because anyway, these 2 people don't even know that someone useless like u even exist.....

      December 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sagebrush Shorty

    Who cares?

    December 31, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gene

    I pity this kid.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    another Kardashian to arrive amidst a family of snobs and no-talents.This is indeed a sad day.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave...

      @Dave, shame on you we both have the same name, you are jealous and it is all.... but guess what, I often hear that "you can't be rich if you sleep a lot" which is you.... So at least do you now understand that if she isn't smart in your book, at least she is a hard worker and deserve to be where she is????? and then guess what, Kanye is a genius; u don't even come close to his feet!!!!!!! u are just a trashy person!!!!!

      December 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steve Quigg

    Fiscal cliff anyone? Who cares about these two. I'm sure the offspring will do great things for humaity. A pay per view event I imagine when turns 18 to one up mommy?

    December 31, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Shirley

    My heart goes out to Khloe. She's been trying for so long to have a baby with her "husband" and nothing's happening for her but you have Kourtney who's having kids by that creep Scott and now Kim who is still legally married to Kris and is living or I should say co-habitating with Kanye having a baby together. Khloe your time will come and you will be blessed with the most beautiful babies.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Sigh

      You're a creepy parasite who has no life, and celebrates the parasites who feed off you. A truly awful creature. I feel sorry for the man that's with you but I'm sure he's feeding off you too.

      December 31, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. centeredpiece

    Could someone please explain to me who really gives a flip about these "created celebrities"? Bread and circuses. Fiscal cliff? What's that?

    December 31, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jt_flyer

    No talent and average looks. Famous for being famous. Someone must like her. They're just embarrassed to admit it.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. yoshimoto

    Okay – here we go. What do you think are the odds that Kanye will marry Kim and be a real father to this child. I say 1 out of 99. Does she seriously think he will be a true father to this child? This kid is going be on his or her own with only a dysfunctional mother to raise her. Both Kanye and Kim will get bored with this "parenting thing" real quick after the child is born. It's a shame – it's the new normal for children today.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave...

      @yoshimoto, shouldn't u be expecting people to wish you the best while waiting on a baby? so just wish them the BEST and good luck to the baby and stop being a hater!!!!!!

      December 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jmacq1

    Seriously, you "why isn't this about the fiscal cliff?!?" folks need to chill out. This may be utterly irrelevant to nearly anyone's life, but it's not like CNN isn't covering the Fiscal Cliff. Contrary to what you all seem to believe, they do have multiple employees working on many different areas of the news.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. ChiTownArt

    Congratulations Mrs. Humphries!!! Congratulations Mr. West and remember as you enter the new year, HALF of your success is still plenty!

    December 31, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. JayB12

    You're giving TRASH a bad name.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. wend28

    If there were two people that should not be allowed to mate, it's these two. I already feel sorry for the kid.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • RB


      December 31, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. BuckRizzle

    Neither one of them are white, genius.

    December 31, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Kenny

      Neither one of them are black either.

      December 31, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      What do u exactly mean "neither one of them is white."?.... they don't but they are not broke like u, and then guess what, many white paychecks depends on them..... Hater!!! we are here talking about good new and you are talking no sense.... Congrat to Kanye and Kim by the way!!!!!

      December 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • timelord7202

      Trash is trash. I don't see the recognition of any color in BuckRizzle's comment. Why did you assume a color?

      December 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      may be, but you are a fool.

      December 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Susan

    Yay. More megalomaniacs breeding.

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