Kylie Jenner captivates the world with news of her baby girl
by Mary Freeze
After months of speculation, on February 4th, 2018, Kylie Jenner confirmed that she has given birth to a baby girl by posting a picture on Instagram and Twitter. The father of the child is rapper Travis Scott, who is five years older than Kylie. Jenner and Scott started dating in April of 2017 shortly after she broke up with her then boyfriend, the rapper Tyga. Tyga and Jenner dated for two years, and Tyga had a child with his ex-fiancée Blac Chyna, who then had a child with Rob Kardashian, Jenner’s half-brother. This is the first child for Scott and Jenner.
Along with the picture, Jenner posted an emotional eight-minute-long video that detailed her pregnancy, including ultrasound appointments and her baby shower. The video also debuted Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s new child, Chicago West, who was born via a surrogate on January 15th, 2018. Because the babies were born on different days, the theory has been disproved that Kylie was carrying Kim’s baby. Khloe Kardashian is also pregnant with NBA player Tristan Thompsons child.
Jenner has been in hiding since news first broke that she was expecting a child in September. Jenner was so secretive about her pregnancy that even her half-brother, Brody Jenner, didn’t know she was pregnant. She refused to be photographed, and while it was reported that she was pregnant and then later reported that she was expecting a girl, Jenner never confirmed. Kim Kardashian even denied reports that Jenner was pregnant after Jenner’s father Caitlyn Jenner’s rep confirmed the pregnancy. Kylies Instagram feed didn’t feature any pictures that revealed that she was pregnant, but it did feature many pink pictures suggesting that she was pregnant with a girl.
Twitter speculated that the baby would be named Mariposa, which means butterfly in Spanish, because Jenner and Scott have matching butterfly tattoos, and a portion of the video included Jenner showing off butterfly jewelry. The baby is in fact not named Mariposa, but instead is named Stormi Webster, which is an unusual name but fitting for the Kardashians. Stormi now joins the ranks of other celebrates who share her name, including Stormi Bree, a 27-year-old model who had a child with her 18-year-old boyfriend, and Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump. Jenner posted a picture of her manicure and her child’s thumb on Instagram, which has now become the most liked photo on Instagram, breaking the record of Beyoncé’s pregnancy post where she looked like a goddess because Kylie Jenner.
Once Khloe gives birth to her child, Kim, Khloe, Kylie, Kourtney, and Rob will all have children, meaning that Kendall will be the only Kardashian/Jenner who is childless. Kendall is also older than Kylie, but as Jordyn Woods, Kylie’s best friend, stated in the video that Kylie posted, “Kylie has known that she wanted to be a mom since she was fifteen.” Jenner definitely has the funds to support a child, and many people have said that her keeping her pregnancy secret shows that Jenner has matured and will be a good mother. Jenner has previously stated that once she becomes a mother she wants to drop out of the public eye and live a life in seclusion, but as long as momager, Kris Jenner, has a say in Kylie’s life, it is unlikely that Kylie will completely disappear. I wonder how this child will affect Kylie’s future endeavors, and what the future will be for “The Life and Kylie.” Also, if Kylie makes a lip kit and names it Stormi, what color will it be? So many questions for Kylie to answer now that she is finally out of hiding.