Growing Up On TV
As the youngest daughter of Caitlyn and Kris Jenner, Kylie grew up on reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, from the age of nine. As the world watched her go from teenager to business mogul, Kylie seemed way beyond her years, but her recent journey proved how much she had really grown.
Growing Up As A Jenner
When Keeping Up With The Kardashians first aired in 2007, fans couldn’t get enough of the crazy family antics and dysfunctional dynamics. While Kris Jenner was the family matriarch, Caitlyn (Bruce at the time) appeared as the pushover parent running after his daughters, and most importantly, Kylie. With four older sisters, Kylie was constantly exposed to bad language and provocative actions which led her present some of this behavior herself. From wearing tons of makeup to dancing on poles, Kylie was not your average nine-year-old.
Following in the footsteps of her sisters, Kylie decided to capitalize upon her fame with older sister Kendall and the two created a brand together. Around 2013, Kendall and Kylie teamed up with brands including OPI, PacSun and Steve Madden to create their own line of nail polish, clothing and shoes to sell to fans. In addition, the sisters co-authored two sci-fi novels to add to their portfolio. However, Kylie had a secret and desired something completely different to fame.
What Will Kylie Do?
Kylie was left looking for her passion. While she was still appearing on the family’s reality show, Kylie had to realize her next move in life, in an attempt to not get left in the shadows. Kylie began displaying her life on social media platforms and within a couple of months, she had amassed millions of Instagram followers, and was the most followed person on Snapchat. Nonetheless, it was all a front and Kylie had other plans for her life.
The Right Attention?
At the age of 17, Kylie’s social media presence had grown rapidly and she began posting more provocative images in scantily clad clothing and a face caked in makeup. Fans of the young star were beginning to notice a change in Kylie’s face, but she shot down any rumors of surgery and joked that she had gone through puberty. Her friendship crowd had also changed and she began hanging out with an older set of rappers, leading to questions if she was dating one of them.
Rumors began flying about a relationship between Kylie and rapper, Tyga. Tyga had recently called off an engagement to Blac Chyna and began hanging out with 17-year-old Jenner. Due to her age, Tyga denied any rumors of a romance with Kylie, despite being constantly seen out with her. Nevertheless, everything changed when Kylie became legal at 18, and the two finally went public with their relationship in Tyga’s music video. However, Tyga was a father to a young son, leading Kylie to assume the role of step-mother rather quickly.
Baby On The Brain
In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2016, Kylie was seen discussing babies with Caitlyn Jenner. She asked her father, “What do you feel like is a good age to have kids?” As Caitlyn responded “30 is a good age,” Kylie hit back “I feel like 30 is too late.” She went on to tell her father that she thought 25 was the perfect age to become a mother. Her conversation was incredibly revealing and people realized that Kylie wanted to be a mom.
First Baby Rumors
Kylie and Tyga’s relationship had become very serious, leading many to question if she was engaged and or pregnant. After staying quiet on the rumors, media speculation became rife and Kylie took to Twitter and simply stated “I’m not getting married, & I’m not pregnant….” Instead, Kylie focused on her work and began selling lip kits under her new business, Kylie Cosmetics. The success was unprecedented and she saw $420 million in retail sales in 18 months. In the meantime, things were going downhill with Tyga.
Moving On Quickly
After months of being on and off, in April 2017, Kylie and Tyga split up for good. While many of her fans hoped she would calm down and focus on her own life, Kylie had other ideas. Later that month, Kylie was spotted sitting court side at a basketball game with rapper, Travis Scott. Regarding their relationship, Kylie kept coy about it on her spinoff show, The Life Of Kylie, but there was something else she noted which came as a surprise.
Not Cut Out For Fame
Despite being one of the most followed people on Instagram and keeping fans updated on her every move, in 2017, Kylie admitted that she knew she was not meant to be famous and had lost a part of herself. She added, “I don’t know what it’s like to live a normal life, I would love to wear a hoodie and sweats every day. I’m getting the bug again, where I just want to run away.” People didn’t actually believe her at the time…
Kylie Is Pregnant?
On September 22nd, 2017, TMZ broke the news that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner was reportedly pregnant. They wrote that the father was her boyfriend of five months, Travis Scott, and that Kylie was four months along. Moreover, it was said that the two were expecting a baby girl and the news sent fans and the media into a frenzy, questioning when she would confirm the news. However, everyone was about to be disappointed and the rumors would go on for months without an official statement.
As the media began contacting every source possible to get any news on the alleged pregnancy, there were early signs to suggest that this is what Kylie wanted all along. At the age of 17, she already owned everything a person would only dream of, from supercars to diamonds, to luxury clothing and real estate. As for her overall aim in life, Kylie said “I would love to have a family and build a home with a farm.”
Baby Bump Spotted
A couple of weeks after the pregnancy rumors started, Kylie was spotted out in public sporting what looked to be a small bump. As it was so small, many people still had their doubts if she was, in fact, pregnant, or if it was another Kardashian publicity stunt. However, this was one of the last times that Kylie was spotted out in LA with friends for months, people just didn’t know it yet and believed Kylie’s bump would be eventually seen.
During this time, it seemed the entire Kardashian family was on lockdown regarding Kylie’s announcement. Sister Kim had confirmed that her and husband, Kanye West, were expecting their third child together via surrogate, but still nothing on Kylie. However, Caitlyn Jenner’s rep stated, “all I can tell you is that [Caitlyn was told] some time ago,” but later denied that Caitlyn knew anything about Kylie’s pregnancy. Things were becoming suspicious and fans were almost certain that Kylie was in fact pregnant.
The Last Outing
In late September, Kylie and Travis Scott were spotted on a rare outing together, and for the first time since the pregnancy rumors began. They were seen in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, where Scott was performing, where Kylie wore an oversized T-shirt, perhaps to cover any evidence of her impending arrival. In addition, Kylie was notably absent from her social media accounts, but when she did post a picture, it was in yet another oversized shirt.
All Pink Everything
It was clear that Kylie was posting plenty of old photos to her social media, but when it came to promoting her new products, she wasn’t hiding anything. Kylie’s new range of lip kits and accessories to match were all created in hues of pink, seemingly hinting that she was expecting a baby girl. Moreover, when she posted the rare Snapchat, she did it with the caption, “nothing’s gonna hurt you baby.” Was the announcement imminent?
Keeping Up Without Kylie
Kylie had barely featured in the 14th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but the one time she did appear was at a Christmas special with her family, but sat behind a table which hid her belly. In the episode, and with Kylie sitting next to her, Kris Jenner appeared to confirm multiple family pregnancies, stating, “I used to pray that one of you guys would have a baby and now it’s like a faucet that we turned on that won’t turn off.”
Keeping Up With Kardashian Baby Announcements
Kylie still hadn’t announced her pregnancy, leading many people to come up with theories of how she was going to do it. It was a recurring theme that the Kardashians would announce big news on their reality show to increase ratings. Kourtney Kardashian confirmed her pregnancies on the show, and filmed herself giving birth to her son. Kim also revealed her pregnancies on the show and the run up to her labor. Kylie was expected to announce hers the same way.
Kylie’s Baby Shower
In November 2017, Kylie was seen hosting a baby shower with a pink theme in the backyard of her Hidden Hills mansion. In paparazzi pictures obtained via helicopter, Kylie was seen wearing pink silk pajamas while surrounded by her family and closest friends. Seeing as Kim had thrown her own baby shower just days prior, there was no confusion who this one was for, and it was arguably the biggest hint yet. Pictures were posted from Kim’s shower, but none from Kylie’s.
Khloe And Kylie Klash
As it turned out, Kylie was not the only Kardashian/Jenner family member who was rumored to be expecting. While Kim had confirmed her rumors, the other sister who was said to be pregnant was Khloe. Khloe had been dating basketball player boyfriend Tristan Thompson for a year and the blonde Kardashian hadn’t been quiet about her desire to conceive. Matriarch Kris Jenner was grilled by Ellen Degeneres as she stayed quiet about both Kylie and Khloe’s supposed pregnancies.
Where Is Kylie?
For the last couple of months, Kylie Jenner had completely dropped off the radar and gone into hiding. She sent her best friend Jordyn Woods to collect an award for Kylie Cosmetics and was notably absent from the Kardashian Christmas card. In addition, she was not seen in photos or videos at Kris Jenner’s Christmas eve party, but sources stated that she was there and “looked great but didn’t really draw any attention to her baby bump.”
As the rumors still surrounded Kylie, it was brought to light that the lip kit mogul previously stated that she privately documents things for her. She admitted, “I do have a guy that follows me all the time [with a camera]. I just never show anyone the footage. Maybe one day.” Perhaps this was the way that Kylie would reveal all to the world? She clearly wanted to do it her way, on her terms and by releasing her own footage, fans would finally understand.
On December 20th, Khloe Kardashian took to her personal Instagram to confirm her pregnancy. With a long, heartfelt post, Khloe explained why she wanted to keep it private for as long as possible. This announcement excited fans and the media, leading everyone expecting Kylie’s confirmation to come next. However, Kylie stayed radio silent and nothing followed. It later emerged that Kylie was even absent for Khloe’s dinner where she broke the news to her family. Something wasn’t right.
After a social media hiatus, Kylie finally posted on Instagram, but it wasn’t the post that everyone had been awaiting. Instead, Kylie shared an image of her cover for LOVE magazine which was just a close up of her face. Interestingly, the images were shot by her sister Kendall, the interview was by mother Kris, and Kylie even did her own makeup. Essentially, no one except her family was around for the shoot, which was a huge giveaway for her pregnancy.
With no confirmation on Kylie’s pregnancy, fans began coming up with conspiracies about her pregnancy. One of the most popular claimed that Kylie might have been Kim and Kanye’s surrogate, and she wanted to hide it from the world. After one person reported that Kylie had gone into ‘labor’ at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around Kim’s surrogate’s due date, the internet went wild and believed the story to be true. However, it was later confirmed that Kylie was not there and it was fake.
In 2016, a source close to Jenner told Us Weekly, “She’s very happy about the pregnancy but she doesn’t want to share this with the world, her not being out is strictly personal preference. She wants to keep this one aspect of her life private.” With her February due date just around the corner, this comment appeared to have some truth in it. People began to question if there would ever be an announcement, or perhaps Kylie had already had her baby? Everything was about to be revealed.
On February 4th, Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to announce that she had given birth to a baby girl, on the first of the month. In the message, Kylie apologized to fans for keeping them in the dark but admitted “I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how.” She added, “pregnancy has been the most beautiful, empowering and life changing experience,” but she was about to reveal more.
“To Our Daughter”
Kylie followed up her first post with a 20 second clip of her pregnancy, adding that the full video had been posted to YouTube. The emotional 11 minute video gave fans a glimpse into the documented video of the last 9 months of Kylie’s pregnancy. Showing her friends’ thoughts and encouragement, her baby bump growing, the first images of Kim’s new baby Chicago, as well as Kylie’s doctors appointments and moments with her boyfriend Travis Scott, it was raw and revealing.
Through the sentimental video, fans were given a glimpse into the stages of Kylie’s pregnancy and how her boyfriend, her family and her friends had supported her throughout the entire experience. Many of her friends stated how she was “born to be a mom” and that “this is what she wanted ever since she was 15.” Kris Jenner added that the little baby has “the most amazing mom,” while her sisters spoke about the “magical ride.” There would be three new arrivals in the Kardashian family.
Kylie’s Little Girl
In the closing moments of the YouTube video, audio played as Kylie was heard going into labor and pushing, before hearing the cries of her baby as she was welcomed into the world. In the last stills of the video, Kylie was seen cradling her baby girl as she gazed at her new, bundle of joy. Jenner and Scott’s baby was born at 4.43pm and weighed 8lbs, 9oz. After months of speculation over her pregnancy, Kylie had finally shared with the world that she had become a mother.