Whether it’s media scandals, family squabbles or relationship speculation – few celebrity clans have caught the glare of the camera lens in the same way that the Kardashian family has. And lately the attention has been focused on three sisters: Kim, Khloe and Kylie. It was recently announced that Kim was preparing for a third child via a surrogate, and reports have also claimed that two of her sisters are pregnant. But is it true? Well, one telling post on Kim’s Instagram account from a while back might just reveal the answer…
They’re on the tip of everyone’s tongue in the 21st century, and they helped to make reality television the monumental global success that is today. Yes, of course I’m talking about the Kardashians – a close-knit family that tabloid newspapers and social media aficionados just can’t get enough of.
Their scandals are notorious, ranging from Kendall Jenner’s ill-fated Pepsi TV commercial, to accusations of racism aimed at her older sister Khloe. However, the figure most responsible for bringing the family to the forefront of pop culture is Kim Kardashian.
After her now infamous sex tape leaked in 2007, Kim quickly shot to celebrity stardom. And that helped to kick-start the fly-on-the-wall series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The show saw her and the rest of the family welcomed into millions of homes for its blend of celebrity-obsessed themes and inner-circle dilemmas.
Since then, Kim has gone from strength to strength – settling down into a more family-oriented lifestyle in recent years. She married divisive rapper Kanye West in 2014 and they have two children together, daughter North West and son Saint West. Moreover, in 2017 it seems that a third child is on the way.
Kim broke the news in September on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, elatedly screaming at her sister Khloe, “We’re having a baby!” The third child will reportedly be born via surrogacy. However, Kim allegedly isn’t the only one in the family who is expecting…
And as this is the Kardashians, it’s no surprise to see the insane amount of speculation currently circulating regarding the possible pregnancies of sisters Khloe and Kylie. Whether it’s fevered speculation on social media, or rabid guesswork in pop-culture publications –everyone seems to be curious about the socialites.
In September 2017 it was rumored that eye-catching beauty Kylie was pregnant with her first child. Outlets such as People magazine published quotes from sources allegedly close to the Kardashians. One read, “The family has known for quite some time. She is really excited and so is Travis!”
TMZ ran a similar story that same month, alleging that Kylie had told friends the big news at California’s Day N Night Fest. The gossip website also reported that her boyfriend, Travis Scott, was passing on the news to his friends as well.
Meanwhile, Khloe has also been the focus of pregnancy rumors, with several indications that she may have a child on the way. Over Thanksgiving a photo emerged on social media, courtesy of her sister Kourtney, which depicted a pregnant-looking turkey cookie. Fans and the media alike took this to be a not-so-cryptic clue.
Around the same time, Khloe also spoke glowingly about her partner Tristan Thompson. On her website, she wrote, “I am truly grateful for Tristan and all that he has brought into my life! He has been a huge positive influence on me and has given me a new level of happiness and love.” And some commentators felt that lent credence to the claims about Khloe being pregnant.
Despite all of the frenzied speculation, however, the truth may actually have been under our noses all along. Yes, while most Kardashian-obsessed fans were poring over every new Instagram post put up by the sisters, one picture that popped up on Kim’s profile way back in September 2017 may have already revealed the truth.
The glamorous shot showed Kim, Kylie and Khloe sunbathing together, clad in swimwear. Most interesting, though, was the caption to the picture. It read, “The 3 of us…” – slyly indicating, perhaps, that all three women are expecting children. We now know that Kim certainly is, but are her two sisters?
On top of that, the photo itself has also sparked debate because of the way each sister is positioned. Particular attention has been given to the fact that youngest sister Kylie appears to be looking down at her stomach. Coincidence? Only time will tell. If true, however, it would mean that Kim sneakily revealed the news a month before the rumors began.
Fans quickly took to Instagram’s comment section to voice their opinions, with one user writing, “Sis, did u post this pic to subtly tell us y’all are having babies.” Another post read, “Pregnant… clear hint!” While nothing has been confirmed yet, the response to the picture certainly shows that plenty of people have come to the same conclusions about it.
And Kim’s recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden did little to dampen speculation. During the segment entitled “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” Kim was asked about the rumors surrounding her two sisters’ alleged pregnancies. However, unwilling to spill her guts on the subject, she instead chose to drink a sardine smoothie as a forfeit.
The segment saw Kim and host James Corden ask each other tough questions, with some rather unappetizing food choices required for questions that they couldn’t answer. And while Kim didn’t confirm the rumors on the popular talk show, she didn’t deny them either.
Meanwhile, mother Kris Jenner commented on the unsubstantiated Kylie pregnancy claims in September 2017, telling The Cut, “I just woke up this morning. She’s not confirmed anything. I think it’s kind of wild that everyone is just assuming that that’s just happening.”
When pressed further about the rumors, Kris replied, “Something happens every single day. You never know what is going to break at any moment.” It definitely seems like every member of the family is trying to remain tight-lipped on the subject of the alleged pregnancies.
And in late November 2017, more news spilled out by way of the upcoming Keeping Up with the Kardashians Christmas special. A sneak peek featured a tearful Kris telling her daughters, “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.” It’s very hard to “keep up” with this family.
“The fact that I have all these grandchildren,” Kris continued. “It’s been the most amazing journey to watch your kids – because it’s truly the meaning of life.” So was Kim’s Instagram post from September 2017 a big hint regarding her sisters’ pregnancies? Or was it just the latest snap from the socialite to become over-scrutinized by the media and fans of the show? We should know for sure soon – after all, pregnancies cannot last forever.