Forget your advent calendar, the countdown to Khloe Kardashian’s pregnancy reveal is over. After months of speculation, the 33-year-old reality star has confirmed that she is expecting her first child with NBA player and boyfriend of 16 months Tristan Thompson.
Khloe, the youngest of the Kardashian sisters, has made no secret of her desire to become a mother. “I definitely want a family,” she told the Mail on Sunday‘s You magazine in August 2017, before going on to gush about how Thompson, who is already a father, is “a great dad.” “Tristan is a great dad and he definitely wants more children, but we both feel that it will happen when the time is right,” she said. Now, less than four months later, it appears that the time is precisely right. The youngest Kardashian sister, like any modern celebrity, took to Instagram to announce that she was with child. In an emotional post to her 70 million followers and the world, Kardashian declared that her “greatest dream” had come true. “We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along,” she typed in the snap’s caption. “He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can’t believe that our love created life!” The picture, which shows Kardashian and Thompson’s hands cradling her bulging belly, immediately attracted millions of likes from fans across the world who’d been impatiently waiting for her to officially announce the news. With over six million ‘Likes’ in just nine hours, Kardashian’s pregnancy announcement is on target to eclipse Beyoncé’s sensational pregnancy reveal. “Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!!” an excited Kardashian continued. “You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!” “Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we’ve been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us. Thank you all for understanding,” the reality star said, explaining why it took so tauntingly long for her to make the announcement. “I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it’s the best bundle of feelings I’ve ever felt in my life!” she concluded, with a peppering of heart emojis. Kardashian and Thompson have been dating since September 2016, but they only moved in together last month, with Khloe peeling herself away from her native Los Angeles home to live in Cleveland with her beau. While the wait may be over for Khloe’s announcement, people are still clueless as to whether her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, is expecting. The makeup mogul has made plenty of hints, but as of yet, has not confirmed the rumors.
No doubt Kylie will wait for the hype surrounding Khloe’s reveal to subside before coming forth with her own news – after all, nobody in the Kardashian clan like to be outdone! So, watch this space for an update on the pregnancy status on the rest of the Kardashian family. Especially as the birth date of Kim’s third child, via surrogacy, quickly approaches!