Kanye announced the pregnancy at his concert Sunday night, which was quickly followed up with announcements from Kim’s mom and sisters. West was performing in front of more than 5,000 people at Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey when he revealed the big news in song form. He sang, “Now you having my baby” during one of his songs. He later stopped in the middle of another song to say, “Can we make some noise for my baby mama right quick?” The crowd obviously roared.
Kim confirmed the news today on her website. 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.”
Kourtney Kardashian tweeted soon after to say, “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!” Fellow Kardashian sister Khloe wrote, “KIMYE!!!!! … Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!,” while Kendall Jenner also tweeted “whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! weeee.” Kris Jenner added, “Oh BABY BABY BABY!!”
Rumors began swirling last week that Kim was expecting after she was spotted leaving an OB-GYN’s office, where she was reportedly treated for acute morning sickness. Kim is about 12 weeks along and we should expect plenty of drama before the baby is born. The reality star is still married to Kris Humphries, who she wed in August 2011. Will the former couple be able to finalize their divorce before Kim and Kanye welcome their first child?
We’ll be waiting anxiously to see Kimye’s child, but there are plenty of other celebrity babies due in the upcoming year too. Check out the list below to see 10 more stars who’ll give birth in 2013!
Kate Middleton & Prince William
The birth of the royal baby is one of the most anticipated of 2013! The couple, who announced Kate’s pregnancy earlier this month, tied the knot in April 2011 and have been the target of pregnancy rumors everyday since then. Middleton is due sometime during the summer.
Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
Jessica Simspon just gave birth to her first child, daughter Maxwell Drew, in May 2012. She and fiancé Eric Johnson didn’t wait long to get pregnant again though. She announced on Christmas that they’re expecting another baby.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum & Channing Tatum
Busy Philipps & Marc Silverstein
Busy Philipps tweeted to reveal her pregnancy earlier this month. The actress, who is due sometime during the summer of 2013, and her husband Marc Silverstein are already parents to 4-year-old daughter Birdie.
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have been engaged since 2009, but it looks like they’ll welcome their first child before they tie the knot. News of the pregnancy broke in November and Kristen is due in late spring.
Malin Akerman & Roberto Zincone
Malin Akerman announced in September that she and husband Roberto Zincone are expecting their first child. No word yet on whether they’re expecting a boy or a girl, but the actress is due in the spring.
Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa
Lily Allen & Sam Cooper
Lily Allen and husband Sam Cooper are already parents to daughter Ethel, but now they’re expecting their second child together. She was expected the give birth this month, but it looks like she’ll join all the other stars who’ll give birth in 2013.
Shakira & Gerard Pique
Shakira revealed on her Facebook page in September that she and boyfriend Gerard Pique are expecting their first child together. The singer later admitted in an interview that she’ll be having a boy. She’s due in the spring.
Holly Madison & Pasquale Rotella
Former Playboy playmate Holly Madison is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella. She announced her pregnancy in October and also revealed that the couple is having a girl. She’s due in March 2013.