KIM Kardashian has opened up for the first time about being pregnant — but admitted the happy news is tinged with sadness. The 32-year-old reality said she and boyfriend Kanye West feel "blessed" but wished that her late father Robert and his late mother Donda were still around to share in their joy.
Taking to her blog on Monday, Kim wrote a message titled "New Year, New Beginnings". She wrote: 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"
Kim's father, powerhouse attorney Robert Kardashian, died in 2003, aged 59, just weeks before Kim's 23rd birthday, after losing his battle to esophageal cancer. In 2007 Kanye's mother Donda died aged 58 due to complications from cosmetic surgery. Kim and Kanye, 35, have admitted in the past that their mutual loss of a parent has been something they have formed a close bond over as their friendship blossomed into romance.
The couple's baby news was first revealed by Kanye onstage during his concert in Atlantic City on Sunday night as Kim watched from the audience. The rapper said 'stop the music', then announced 'make noise for my baby mama right here,' with a wide smile. Kanye's announcement prompted a flurry of excited tweets from the audience.
Kim, who sat in the audience during the show, is said to have not known that her man would reveal their pregnancy and was in shock like many of the rapper's fans. Her spokesman confirmed shortly afterwards that the pregnancy buzz was indeed true. The two have been dating for eight months. They have previously denied pregnancy rumours. Kim is thought to be around the 12-week mark.
— Daily Mail
The Kardashian clan congratulate Kim and Kanye
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have received messages of congratulations after it was revealed they are expecting their first child together. The reality star's family were the first to reveal their delight over Twitter with Kim's sister Kourtney posting: “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family.
Overwhelmed with excitement!” It seems the family has been dying to share the happy news and Khloe, 28, posted: “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!” The X Factor host, who is said to have been trying for a baby with her husband Lamar Odom since their wedding in 2009, also retweeted a post from the basketball star. It read: “@RealLamarOdom: I'm excited for Kanye and my sister! There's nothing like bringing life into this world! Let's keep God’s blessings coming!” Kris Jenner, who is already a grandmother to Kourtney's two children Mason and Penelope, simply posted: “I’m a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza!,” before adding “Oh BABY BABY BABY!!” Kim's little sisters Kendall and Kylie also spoke of their delight at welcoming another little member into their family. Kendall, 17, asked her fans who was excited about the happy news posting: “Who’s excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! :D weeee.” (sic) 15-year-old Kylie uploaded a snap of Kim and Kanye along with the words: “Congrats to this beautiful couple. I love you guys.”